2015 December eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: December 2015

  • Send nominations for LERA Executive Board
  • Attend LERA/ASSA Winter Meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2016, San Francisco, CA
  • Submit paper to LERA Competitive Papers or AILR/LERA Best Papers
  • Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award
  • Further reading for LERA members


  • Send in your nominations for LERA leadership – The LERA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for LERA President Elect and four LERA board members, 1 each from the academic, labor, management, and neutral/govt./other perspectives. Please submit your nominations here: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637.

  • Attend the LERA/ASSA Winter Meeting – January 3-5, San Francisco, CA. All sessions will take place at the PARC 55 hotel. You’ll find the meeting program and complete information here: http://www.leraweb.org/lera-assa-aea-meeting-jan-3-5-2016-san-francisco-ca
  • Submit your paper today – LERA Competitive Papers and AILR/LERA Best Papers close today. Please visit http://www.LERAweb.org/deadlines for complete details.

  • Nominate a colleague by Jan. 15 – LERA Awards deadline will close on January 15th. Please visit http://www.LERAweb.org/deadlines for a complete listing of awards and submission forms.

Further Reading for LERA Members:

  • Past LERA President Lisa Lynch is interim president at Brandeis University. She’ll welcome another former LERA president Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Illinois) to campus as a new faculty member at Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management spring semester.
  • Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Sylvia Allegretto and Annette Bernhardt at UC-Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment continue to do wide and deep research on all aspects of the minimum wage.
  • Dan Cornfield (Vanderbilt) has a new book  — Beyond the Beat:  Musicians Building Community in Nashville (Princeton University Press).  From the intro: “Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists—those visionaries who create inclusive artist communities in today's individualistic and entrepreneurial art world. Using Nashville as a model, Daniel Cornfield develops a theory of artist activism—the ways that artist peers strengthen and build diverse artist communities. …” More: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10634.html

More reading:

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