2017 June eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: June 2017

  • Member news: George Shultz, Seth Harris, Teresa Ghilarducci-Nancy Folbre, David Jacobs, David Autor
  • Calls to action
  • Further reading for LERA members

Member News:


Past LERA president (1968) George P. Shultz (and, later, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State and, now, the oldest living U.S. Cabinet member) on “The Business Case for the Paris Climate Accord” in the New York Times:



Seth Harris (Cornell) was quoted in a June 12 Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) on the Trump administration’s boost in support for apprenticeship programs:

“Continuing existing investment in apprenticeships is not going to make u for the hundreds of millions of proposed to be cut from larger job-training programs,” said Harris, the deputy labor secretary under Barack Obama. “Those cuts would result tens of thousands of workers not receiving job-placement and training services.”


Double take by two LERA stars on PBS Newshour’s “Making Sense” segment:  Teresa Ghilarducci  (New School) and Nancy Folbre (U. Mass-Lowell) on “manly men doing girlie jobs”:


 David Jacobs (Morgan State) writes about the post-WWII history on the policies and politics of U.S. health care on the Member Projects section of the LERA website:


David Autor (MIT) on American jobs and worker despair in the New York Times.


Calls to Action:

  • LERA’s 69th Annual Meeting wrapped up in Anaheim on June 4. Thanks to all who put the program together, spoke, sponsored, presented papers and otherwise contributed to a grand meeting. Look for complete coverage in Perspectives on Work, mailed to all members in November. In 2018 LERA’s 70th Annual Meeting is in Baltimore, MD, June 14-17. The 2019 LERA’s 71st Annual Meeting will be in Cleveland, OH.
  • Presented in 2017 on a LERA program and interested in having your paper published in the 2017 LERA Proceedings?  Submit your paper by July 15 at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5565808

Further reading:

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