2018 July 1 eBulletin

July 1, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

Bob BrunoRandi WeingartenBob Bruno (Illinois) and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers of the AFL-CIO, are quoted in The Atlantic feature, “Is this the end of public-sector unions in America?” on the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision.
https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/563879/

Bruno was also quoted here by PBS New Hour:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/supreme-court-deals-big-setback-to-labor-unions
Katy Fox-HodessRead Katy Fox-Hodess’ (University of Sheffield) In These Times article, “Tariffs aren’t the way to protect U.S. steelworkers. Global solidarity is.”

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21028/tariffs_steelworkers_protest_solidarity_trump_labor
David WeilDavid Weil (Brandeis) published an article, “Workers shouldn’t have to sign away their rights to class-action lawsuits,” in the Harvard Business Review.

https://hbr.org/2018/06/workers-shouldnt-have-to-sign-away-their-rights-to-class-action-lawsuits
Louis UchitelleCheck out emeritus New York Times economics reporter Louis Uchitelle’s Times op-ed, “The loss of union power has hurt manufacturing.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/business/unions-american-manufacturing.html
Dan MitchellPosting on the LERA-Dialog listserv, Dan Mitchell (UCLA) published a link to Lawrence Summers’ and Anna Stansbury’s National Bureau of Economics Research paper, “Productivity and Pay: Is the link broken?”

http://www.nber.org/papers/w24165
Oren Levin-WaldmanOren Levin-Waldman (Metropolitan College of New York) has a new book, Restoring the Middle Class through Wage Policy: Arguments for a Minimum Wage.

https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319744476
Jesse RothsteinJesse Rothstein (UC-Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) shows in this National Bureau of Economic Research paper that labor markets and whom you marry are key determinants of intergenerational income mobility, moreso than education quality alone.

https://eml.berkeley.edu/~jrothst/workingpapers/rothstein_mobility_april2017.pdf
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