2018 November 1 ebulletin

November 1, 2018

LERA eBulletin

In the News | Get Involved | More Reading


Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

Eileen AppelbaumHow many people are employed in the gig economy? Not as many as you may think, according to Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

http://cepr.net/blogs/cepr-blog/just-one-percent-of-workers-do-gig-work-as-main-job-secondary-job-or-additional-income
Arne KallebergOfer SharoneArne Kalleberg (North Carolina) and Ofer Sharone (U-Mass, Amherst) are quoted in this New York Times feature, “Americans want to believe jobs are the answer to poverty. They’re not.” by Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Desmond.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/magazine/americans-jobs-poverty-homeless.html
John BuddJohn Budd’s (Minnesota) research on unions’ boosting maternity leave was cited in a Bloomberg Daily Labor Report (registration required) article:
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/unions-boosting-maternity-leave-use

Ruben GarciaRuben J. Garcia (UNLV Law) gave the Peter Mitchell Labor Law Lecture, entitled “Labor Law and the Public Interest,” at the National Law Students Workers Rights Conference of the Peggy Browning Fund in Baltimore on Friday, Oct. 12. The Browning Fund supports law students in summer fellowships supporting workers’ rights at unions, law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) is quoted in this Bloomberg BNA story on a Republican Illinois congressman with union endorsements and financial support.

https://www.bna.com/gop-candidates-labor-n73014481767/
Teresa GhilarducciThe latest from Teresa Ghilarducci (New School) and the Retirement Equity Lab, “52 percent of older workers forced into early retirement.”

https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/september-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55
Oren Levin-WaldmanOren Levin-Waldman (Metropolitan College) opines on the Janus v. ASCME decision in “Are First Amendment rights the new liberty of contract doctrine?” in the Yonkers Tribune.

http://www.yonkerstribune.com/2018/08/are-workers-first-amendment-rights-the-new-liberty-of-contract-doctrine-by-oren-m-levin-waldman-ph-d
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Get Involved

The Deadline is November 15 to submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee for the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio...Everything is linked at the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting theme  “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force”.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2018 Annual Fund Drive. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions. Additionally, we welcome any feedback or pledges for the LERA Major Gift campaign that arrived a few weeks later.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details.

Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). This will help us reach others who may be interested in attending. Also, there is an album of pictures from the LERA 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore...be sure to check it out! Here is the album link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2239132006102994.1073741829.170857039597178&type=1&l=034c7596cc

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