2017 August eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: August 2017

  • LERA members in the news: Blau, Appelbaum, Milkman, Houseman, Pavy, Kochan, Givan, Avgar, Ghilarducci
  • Calls to Action
  • More reading (and watching and listening) for LERA members

Member News:

  Francine Blau (Cornell) received the 2017 Mincer Prize for Lifetime Achievement in labor economics from the Society of Labor Economists in Raleigh, N.C., on May 5. She said she was “incredibly honored.”

Read the society’s description of Blau’s career: http://www.sole-jole.org/Mincer2017.html

Read about the Mincer Award: http://www.sole-jole.org/Mincer-Award-Main.html

This year’s Perspectives on Work (to be mailed: November) presents a feature section with contemporary portraits of (mostly) American industries — (Australian) auto, airlines, energy, manufacturing, higher education and health care. Leading off the issue is an excerpt from N.Y. Times economics writer Louis Uchitelle’s fine new book, Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters.

He acknowledges/quotes Eileen Appelbaum, Ruth Milkman, Susan Houseman and Gordon Pavy. He commented, “Tom Kochan has been very influential over many years in my thinking about manufacturing. … LERA is an organization that fights above its weight.”

Here’s a review of Making It: https://cms.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/louis-uchitelle/making-it/

Rebecca Kolins Givan (Rutgers) has a new book, The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom. Ariel Avgar (Cornell) will review the book in Perspectives on Work this fall.

Here’s the book on the Cornell ILR Press web site: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100299370

Here’s an op-ed Givan wrote on the state of U.S. health care. https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/23/obamacare-repeal-listen-health-care-providers/

From Teresa Ghilarducci’s Retirement Equity Lab at the New School: “Boomers’ Larger Birth Cohort Lowers Wages.”

http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/wealth-i, “nsecurity-news/1714-new-research-larger-birth-cohort-lowers-wages

And more from Ghilarducci, “Mortality Gap Still High: More Blacks than Whites Die Before Retirement”: http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/wealth-insecurity-news/1715-may-2017-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55

Calls to Action:

  • Become a LERA Chapter member! Visit https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters to see what chapter is closest to you!
  • Save the Date! [email protected] 2018, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

  • Submit a nomination today! Do you know someone who would be great a great addition to the LERA Executive Board? We are currently accepting nominations for positions that would take office June 2018: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637

More reading (and watching and listening) for LERA members:

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