2018 May 15 eBulletin

May 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Allegretto; Kochan; Krueger; Blau; Herbert; Autor

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In the News

Sylvia AllegrettoSylvia Allegretto (UC-Berkeley) published an op-ed, “The Trump proposal for tips will only hurt workers,” in the Washington Post.
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administrations-proposal-for-tips-will-only-hurt-employees/2018/02/20/c9a8ea06-1598-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html
Tom KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) sent this Sunday Boston Globe Magazine piece,  “Why MBAs haven’t got a clue about front-line workers.” He cites the increasing interest among MBA students in work, jobs, labor and worker-management relations.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2018/04/26/business-schools-are-ignoring-american-workers-here-why-that-problem-how-business-schools-are-failing-rank-and-file-workers/VN3MDyWw7zcdd3z8Lf1jJM/story.html
Alan KrugerAlan Krueger (Princeton) is interviewed on this PBS Newshour Making Sense audio and video from Youngstown, Ohio, on the effects of opioids on the work force.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/opioid-crisis-decimated-american-workforce
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/opioid-crisis-decimated-american-workforce#audio
Francine BlauFrancine Blau (Cornell) has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association for 2018. She will receive the award on Jan. 5, 2019, at the AEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Here’s the list of honorees.
https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows

Here’s the AEA write-up on Blau.
https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows/francine-blau
William HerbertWilliam Herbert (Hunter College, CUNY) writes that the new issue of the electronic newsletter from the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education is out. Covered are Janus v. AFSCME and updates on faculty and grad students’ unionization efforts.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/April-2018-E-Note--News--Updates--and-Analysis.html?soid=1102372137664&aid=8EwiPtC_7YE
David AutorDavid Autor (MIT) is quoted extensively in the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman column on trade with China, “Some things are true even if Trump believes them.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/opinion/trump-trade-china.html
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