2018 November 15 ebulletin

November 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

Tom KochanTom Kochan (MIT) opined on the Boston NPR website on the recent walkout by Google employees to protest the digital giant’s treatment of sexual harassment by executives that reflects new forms of workers giving voice to their concerns in new ways.

http://theconversation.com/why-googles-employees-walked-out-and-what-it-could-mean-for-the-future-of-labor-106305
Dan GilbertKochan (above) and Daniel Gilbert (Illinois) (left) are quoted in the New York Times article, “Google workers reject Silicon Valley individualism in walkout.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/business/google-employee-walkout-labor.html
Harry HolzerEconomist Harry Holzer (Georgetown) reflects on the state of workers in the “full-employment economy” near the end of The Takeaway podcast with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/podcast-honduras-caravan-amid-trumps-threats
John BuddRyan LamareIn the last issue of the LERA eBulletin, we noted John Budd’s (Minnesota) research on union support of maternity leave being cited by Bloomberg BNA. That same research was also cited in The Atlantic. Also cited in the article is research by Ryan Lamare (Illinois).

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/10/unions-maternity-leave/574084/
Rose BattEileen AppelbaumCheck out this his article by Rosemary Batt (Cornell) and Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) on private equity and bankruptcies of major supermarket chains in The American Prospect.

http://prospect.org/article/private-equity-pillage-grocery-stores-and-workers-risk
Jacqueline ZalewskiJacquiline Zalewski (West Chester) has a new book, Working Lives and in-House Outsourcing: Chewed Up By Two Masters (Routledge).

https://www.routledge.com/Working-Lives-and-in-House-Outsourcing-Chewed-Up-by-Two-Masters-1st-Edition/Zalewski/p/book/9781138606319
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Get Involved

The Deadline is today, 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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