2017 September eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: September 2017

  • Member news: Weil, Kreider, Herbert, Lynch, Mitchell, Ghilarducci
  • Calls to action
  • More reading, listening and watching for LERA members

Member News:

  David Weil (Brandeis) writes about employee misclassification as contractors in the Harvard Business Review.  Access the article here:

Related: LERA-D listserv guru Dan Mitchell (UCLA) submits “Texas judge strikes down Obama overtime rule,” from The Hill. Weil was the Department of Department of Labor Wage and Hour Administrator and led putting the overtime rule into place. It affected 4.3 million U.S. workers.


  Three LERA members — Brandeis public policy doctoral student Benjamin Kreider; William Herbert (Hunter College); and Lisa Lynch (Brandeis) —  were quoted in a Washington Post article, “Graduate students won right to organize as employees, but that victory is in peril under Trump.”

  “What Older Workers in Rust-Belt States Need from Donald Trump” by Teresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research).


Dan Mitchell (UCLA) posted “Macron proposes major reform of French labor laws” on the LERA-D listserv:.


Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects, ebulletin corrections and other items of interest to LERA members. (217) 898-1928. [email protected] 311 W. University Ave., No. 202. Champaign, IL 61820.

Calls to Action:

  • Become a LERA Chapter member. Visit https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters to see what chapter is closest to you!

  • Make a contribution to the LERA Annual Fund Drive. You will soon receive the LERA Annual Fund Drive letter in the mail. Please make a contribution and support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations.

  • Submit a session proposal to the LERA Annual Meeting Program Committee by November 15, 2017. You will find complete information here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting will take place June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.

  • Save the Date. [email protected] Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

  • Join the conversation. LERA executive director Emily Smith points out that the LERA-Dialog listserv is a great venue to ask questions about all things related to employment — academic, practical or historical — to their LERA colleagues. Questions receive prompt, smart and thoughtful replies. And the discussions are well worth reading. Subscribe here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/listservs.

  • 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 listening) for LERA members:

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