2018 April 15 eBulletin

April 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Greenhouse; Jacobs; Autor; Ghilarducci; LeRoy

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In the News

Stephen GreenhouseRead Steven Greenhouse’s New York Times op-ed, the “West Virginia teacher strike is just the beginning.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/opinion/teachers-west-virginia-strike.html

Related: “Teachers go on strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky: It really is a wildfire.’”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/us/teacher-strikes-oklahoma-kentucky.html
Ken JacobsKen Jacobs (UC-Berkeley) is quoted on the Janus Supreme court case on public unions’ “fair-share fees” on this Marketplace podcast.

https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/02262018
David AutorNoble laureate Paul Krugman references David Autor’s (MIT) “China shock” paper in this New York Times column, “Trade wars, stranded assets and the stock market (wonkish).”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/opinion/trade-wars-stranded-assets-and-the-stock-market-wonkish.html

Here’s the China shock paper.
http://ddorn.net/papers/Autor-Dorn-Hanson-ChinaShock.pdf
Teresa Ghilarducci (New School) has new research out that says 40 percent of retirees will experience downward economic mobility.    
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/insights-blog/40-of-older-americans-will-experience-downward-mobility-in-retirement

And “Older black workers face more risk in economic downturns.”
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/march-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) was quoted in two newspaper stories, one about Disney workers’ bonuses and union negotiations in the Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/21/disney-workers-accuse-company-of-withholding-their-trump-tax-cut-bonuses

… and another on campaign contributions in The Daily Southtown.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-prevailing-wage-st-0328-20180327-story.html
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