2017 November 1 eBulletin

November 1, 2017

LERA eBulletin

Member Projects | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

Peter Cappelli; Chris Tilly; Stephen Silvia; Harry Katz, Tom Kochan, Alex Colvin; Heather Boushey; Steven Greenhouse, Lawrence Katz, David Autor, Michael Belzer; Tony Dundon, Danny Roberts

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Member Projects

Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) in a Washington Post On Leadership column on “How to Save Good Jobs.”


Chris TillyChris Tilly (UCLA) is quoted in an article in the Long Beach Press Telegram about the Longshoreman’s union membership lottery:


Attendees at LERA’s 69th Annual Meeting took a guided tour of the Longshoreman’s union and the technologically state-of-the-art Long Beach Container Terminal. Look for a story, “Dockworkers meet the digital future,” in Perspectives on Work, out this month.
Steven SilviaStephen J. Silvia’s (School of International Service and American University) article, “The United Auto Workers Attempts to unionize Volkswagen, Chattanooga,” published in the 2017 Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2017, is the winner of the 2017 Best Paper Competition LERA/ILR Review Special Series in Employment Relations.

Karry KatzTom KochanAlex ColvinThe fifth edition of the collective bargaining textbook, An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (Cornell ILR Press) by LERA president Harry Katz (Cornell), Tom Kochan (MIT) and Alex Colvin (Cornell) is out.


Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) is quoted in a New York Times article, “Household Debt Makes a Comeback.”




Steven GreenhouseLawrence KatzDavid AutorMichael BelzerSteven Greenhouse, writing in the American Prospect, says driverless cars are a future jobs killer. He quotes Lawrence Katz (Harvard), David Autor (MIT) and Michael Belzer (Sound Science Inc.).

Tony DundonDanny RobertsTony Dundon (Manchester – UK) is co-author of a new book, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Employee Relations.

Danny Roberts (University of the West Indies) reviews the charmingly self-deprecatorily titled book in the 2017 Perspectives on Work out in November.
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
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Get Involved
Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2017, and here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting “Shaping the Future of Work: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models” will happen June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Find details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg; it will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Submit a paper by December 15, 2017 for research competitions associated with the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal). You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Save the Date: [email protected], January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-winter-meeting-assa.

Make a contribution to the LERA Annual Fund Drive 2017. 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.

More Reading, Viewing and Listening

  1. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, Public Radio International’s The World devoted its Oct. 20th podcast to a discussion of sexual harassment in the international workplace.
    http://www.npr.org/ podcasts/381444246/pri-s-the-world

  2. Watch/read Paul Solomon in his Making Sense segment of the PBS News Hour on retail employment in the age of Amazon:

  3. “The Jobs Americans Do” feature from the New York Times.

  4. Here’s an Atlantic magazine Q&A with economist and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford about his new book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.

  5. “The Art of Negotiating” on the BBC business news podcast. Bonus commentary from the Financial Times’ acerbic Lucy Kellaway on how one should react to being sacked in the contemporary business world:

  6. Jobs of the future? No problemo. Read the New York Times op-ed.
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