LERA 75th Annual Meeting, June 1 – 4, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Pre-conference events will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

"Workers and American Democracy:

Challenges Ahead, Lessons from Before"

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Plan now to attend the LERA 75th Annual Meeting, June 1 – 4, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan! The program will feature four days of intense learning and skill building at over 80 workshops, sessions, and more than 350 diverse presenters from every community focused on “the world of work.”

Build your networks and knowledge with managers, unions, researchers, public policy, and agency staff from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Return home value added for your organization and your job.

Take part in practical workshops, join debates on the latest applied research topics and hear from experts on how their companies, organizations, and unions have successfully navigated workplace issues critical to success.

Registration will open February 2023. All participants and attendees must register, including speakers and discussants (chairs, panelists, presenters, speakers, discussants, etc.). The early bird registration deadline is March 25, 2023. Online registration will be open through May 26, 2023.

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Registration is online. All participants and attendees must register, including speakers and discussants (chairs, panelists, presenters, speakers, discussants, etc.). The early bird registration deadline is March 25, 2023. Online registration will be open through May 26, 2023. After that, onsite registration will be offered at the LERA headquarters hotel, the MotorCity Casino and Hotel, beginning June 1, 2023. Onsite registration will open at 7 am on the opening day of the conference and at 8 am on the second, third, and fourth day of the conference.

National LERA MemberNon-member
Early bird Rates (Feb - March 25)
Full Meeting - $385
Student/Apprentice - $175
Emeritus - $283
1 day - $220
Full Meeting - $499
1 day - $386
Regular Rates (March 25 - May 2)
Full Meeting - $419
Student/Apprentice - $186
Emeritus - $299
1 day - $237
Full Meeting - $533
1 day - $395
Late Rates (May 3 - May 26)
Full Meeting - $447
Student/Apprentice - $192
Emeritus - $323
1 day - $251
Full Meeting - $561
1 day - $405
Onsite Rates (June 1 - June 4)
Full Meeting - $476
Student/Apprentice - $219
Emeritus - $345
1 day - $288
Full Meeting - $589
1 day - $430
Terms and Conditions of Registration

Online Program and Presenters' Index

The Online Program and Presenters' Index can be found at:

Hotel Accommodations

All LERA meetings will be held at the MotorCity Casino and Hotel, located at 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, U.S. You can reserve your MotorCity accommodations online at the negotiated rate of $169 per night. Reservations cutoff is April 30, 2023 to guarantee block pricing, but only until the room block fills up.

***The MotorCity Casino and Hotel is currently sold out for the LERA discounted rate.
We have established a second room block at another hotel.***

MotorCity Casino and Hotel - LERA Block
  1. Call MotorCity Casino and Hotel directly at (313) 237-7711 and reference the Labor and Employment Relations Group.
  2. Go to our website, www.motorcitycasino.com, click on book a room and use the group code 060221LERA
  3. Follow this Link: https://booking.motorcitycasino.com?package=060221LERA
    1. Confirm the check in and check out date, adjust if needed.
    2. Select room type desire and click “Book Now”
Please find complete details here for hotel accommodations
for the LERA 75th Annual Meeting.

Overflow Room Block at Greektown is open!!

We have secured a second room block at the Greektown Casino-Hotel. The Greektown Casino-Hotel, also a Fair Hotel property, is located at 1200 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226.

Greektown Casino-Hotel - Room Rate $179 Single Occupancy - https://www.hollywoodgreektown.com/hotel
  1. Phone 1-877-424-5554 before the cutoff date of May 22, or before rooms sell out.
    1. Reference either the LERA Room Block of the Group Code: LERA023
  2. Greektown online reservation link: https://book.rguest.com/onecart/wbe/calendar/688/hollywoodgreektown/LERA023
Our room block at Greektown priced at $179 per night. We recommend that you get your room right away as all downtown hotels are expected to sell out due to the Detroit Grand Prix taking place June 1-3, 2023. Our room rate will be available through May 22, or until rooms are gone. When you check in, the hotel will charge your credit card a deposit of $100 which will be returned to if there are no additional charges on your room.
We have arranged for shuttle transportation between our two hotel properties on Thursday through Sunday, June 1-4, 2023. Please see the shuttle schedule below for your planning purposes.
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From Hollywood Greektown Casino-Hotel to MotorCity Casino & Hotel 7:15 am
7:30 am
7:45 am
7:15 am
7:45 am
8:00 am

8:00 am
8:15 am
8:30 am

7:30 am
7:45 am
From MotorCity Casino & Hotel to Hollywood Greektown Casino-Hotel 5:15 pm
5:30 pm
5:15 pm
8:30 pm
8:45 pm
5:15 pm 1:15 pm
1:30 pm

Featured Speakers and Special Events

Special events can be viewed and registered for here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/75th-am-events

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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The LERA Chapters in the Midwest have collaborated to organize a regional meeting of labor and employment relations professionals. This a professional development and networking event for labor relations professionals and advocates on both sides of the table, as well as HR leaders, managers, neutrals, arbitrators, mediators, and labor and employment attorneys. All are welcome.

For program and complete information, please visit: https://lera.memberclicks.net/regional-meeting-2023.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

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Sponsored by
CJI Wordmark

Friday, June 2, 2023

Annual Labor Breakfast & Featured Speaker
—7:30 - 8:15 amSalon A
Moderator: William Spriggs, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair

Fred Redmond

Featured Speaker: Fred Redmond, United Steelworkers
Featured Plenary and Luncheon "Detroit, the UAW, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Walk to Freedom 60 Years Later"—12 - 1:30pmSalon A
Moderator:William Spriggs, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
Alan Reuther
Featured Speaker: Alan Reuther, United Auto Workers (ret.)

LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony followed by the LERA Annual Reception (5:15 - 8:30 pm)

5:15 - 6:45 pm in the MotorCity Casino and Hotel in Salon A. Come hear the committee reports for the Labor and Employment Relations Association and have a front seat as the various LERA awards are presented! Then mingle and network at the LERA Annual Universities Reception, 7 - 8:30 pm in Amnesia. You do not need a ticket for this event.

Sponsored by:

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

LERA 25th PhD Student Consortium

The LERA 25th Annual PhD Student Consortium will meet Saturday, June 3, 2023 in the morning, and is chaired by Alyson Gounden Rock, McGill University; Ana Cristina Rodrigues De Oliveira, University of Toronto; and Arrow Minster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To register for this event, you must first register for the LERA 75th Annual Meeting, and indicate on the registration form that you plan to attend the PhD Student Consortium.

For program and complete information, please visit: http://lera.memberclicks.net/phd-student-consortium-2023.

LERA Presidential Address—Salon A
Moderator: William Spriggs, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair

Paul Clark
Featured Speaker: Paul F. Clark, LERA President

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Participant Information

If you are participating in this meeting as a session chair, paper presenter, a panelist, a speaker, a discussant, or poster presenter, there is information that you will need to refer to here throughout the next several months, and after the meeting is complete.
For complete details, visit: https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-75th-am-participant-information-2023

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LERA 75th Annual Meeting Event Sponsors and Partners

UAW-Ford Joint Trust
Kaiser Permanente and
the Alliance of Health Care Unions
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor & Employment Relations
Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
Florida International University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Michigan State University, School or Human Resources and Labor Relations
Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor and Employment Relations
The Heller School at Brandeis University
The Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
University of Toronto, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
BlueCross BlueShield Association National Labor Office
Cornell University Press

Program Committee

This event has been made possible by the work of the LERA Program Committee over the past two years to develop all aspects of this meeting. Please join us in thanking these dedicated volunteers when you see them online!
(Find the Call for Proposals connected to this meeting here.)

LERA 75th Annual Meeting Program Committee (2021/2022)

Program committee co-chairs

75th Annual Meeting Program Committee:

Ariel Avgar, Cornell University
Amanda Ballantyne, Technology Institute, AFL-CIO
Mark Bayard, Institute for Policy Studies
Elaine Buckberg , General Motors
Lisa Charles, Arbitrator/Mediator
Rebecca Dixon, NELP
Felipe Juan, Howard University
Mark Gaston Pearce, Georgetown University
Lu Ann Glaser, American Water Co.
Beverly Harrison, Arbitrator/Mediator
Cynthia Hewitt, Morehouse College
Tamara Lee, Rutgers University
Enrique Lopezlira, University of California-Berkeley Labor Center
Dana Peterson, The Conference Board
Jason Tomlison, Jobs with Justice
Michael Wasser, AFL-CIO Dept. of Professional Employees
Nathan Wilmers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Regional Planning Team:

Robert Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor and HR LLC, Regional Vice Chair
Bill Dwyer, Ford Motor Co. (ret.)
Brad Markell, AFL-CIO
Marick Masters, Wayne State University
Lynn Rhinehart, Economic Policy Institute
Maite Tapia, Michigan State University

Ex-officio Members of the Program Committee:

Paul Clark, President
Ryan Lamare, Editor-in-Chief
William Canak, NCAC Chair
Hye Jin Rho, Poster Session Chair
Andrew Weaver, Secretary/Treasurer

Administrator: Emily Smith, LERA (non-voting)


Organizations Represented at the 2022 Conference Include:

We will update for 2023 representations closer to the meeting

1199SEIU Funds
1199SEIU TEF - Labor Management Project
Accurate Box Company
AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corp.
AFSCME Council 28 - Washington State
Albertyn Arbitration Inc.
Alliance of Health Care Unions
Allied Employers, Inc.
American Arbitration Association
American University
Anixter Center
Arizona State University
Asst Professor
Athens State University
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Attorney at Law
Barnard College, Columbia University
Bass Dispute Resolution Services LLC
Berkeley Labor Center
Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Better Work Global, International Labour Office
Birmingham Business School
Bloomberg News
BlueCross BlueShield
Board of Governors
Brandeis University
Brandeis University- Heller School
Brookings Institution
Brown University
Building Skills Partnership
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Burning Glass Technologies
California Public Employment Relations Board - State Mediation & Conciliation Service
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California Transit Works!
California Workforce Development Board
Canadian Labour Congress
Cardiff University
Carnegie Mellon University
CDC/The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Center for American Progress
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center for Occupational Research and Development
City of Baltimore
City University of New York, Graduate Center
City, University of London
Clark Hill PLC
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass
Columbia University
Columbia University
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete
Cornell University ILR
Cornell University Press
counsel to Fight for Fifteen
CSEA, AFSCME Local 1000
CUNY Graduate Center
CVS Health
D. C. Gary, Arbitrator and Mediator
Data & Society Research Institute
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
Dispute Resolution Services
Dissent Magazine
Dourados Federal University
Dual MBA/MPP Student at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Dublin City University (DCU)
Duke University
Eagleson ADR
EARN/Economic Policy Institute
Economic Policy Institute
El Dorado Superior Court
Elon University
FAOS, University of Copenhagen
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services
Federal Reserve Board
Federal Trade Commission
Florida International University
Florida State University
FMCS National Headquarters
FMS Mediation LLC
Ford Motor Company
Fordham University
Fred Stahl, LLC
George Washington University
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown University
Griffith University
Guangdong University of Technology
Hans Boeckler Foundation
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard University
Health+Hospital / Woodhull - NYU School of Medicine
Hospitality Training Academy
Howard University
Hunter College, CUNY
IATSE Local 600
IBEW Local 48
IG Metall Union
ILR School Cornell University
Indiana University
Indiana University Paul H. O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 429
International Labour Office
International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the United States and Canada
International Transport Workers' Federation
International UAW
Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters
Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
Japanese Nursing Association
JC Gonzalez Attorney at Law APC
Jilin University
Jobs With Justice
Justice Catalyst Law
Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A.
Kaiser Permanente
Komazawa University
KU Leuven
kyoto Sangyo University
Labor Relations Manager
LABOR School at Penn State
Laurentian University
Law Offices of Yuval Miller
Lee Hornberger
LERA Boston Chapter
LI LERA Chapter
LiUNA Local 737
London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Manhattan Strategy Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
McGill University
McMaster University
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Michigan State University, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Middle Tennessee State University (ret.)
Milman Labuda Law Group
Monash University, AUS / Newcastle University, UK
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Education Association
National Employment Law Project
National Labor Relations Board
National School Boards Association
National Tertiary Education Union
National Women's Law Center
New America
New School for Social Research
New York University
Newcastle University
NewsGuild of New York
NYC health and Hospitals/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Jacobi Medical Center/ Doctors' Council
Oak Hill
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University
Ohio Education Association
Oregon Employment Relations Board
Oregon ERB
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Pacific Management Consulting Group
Penn State University
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Pennsylvania Foundation for Fair Contracting
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University, Abington
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pierce, Farrell, Tafelski & Wells P.L.C.
Pitney Bowes
Placer County Superior Court
Placer Superior Court
Plosia Cohen LLC
Pompeu Fabra University
Pres., LERA of N.E. Ohio; Nat'l Academy of Arbitrators
Princeton University
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen's University
Renmin University of China
Retired Arbitrator
Retired New York Times
Richard A. Cornell, PE
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Rutgers University, Camden
Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
Rutgers, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization
Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey - Piscataway, NJ
Ryerson University
Saint Martin's University
Salisbury University, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business
San Jose State Univesity
School of Industrial and Labor Relation
School of Labor and Employment Relations, UIUC
School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
SEIU 775
Service Employees International Union
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Siegel LeWitter Malkani
Sleigh Strategy, LLC
SME Dispute Resolution, LLC
Solidarity Center
Sophia University
South African Labour Relations Forum
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Stanford University
Steel Valley Authority
Stockholm School of Economics
Strategic Labor and HR LLC
Syracuse University
Taiwan Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
teamsters 705
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Texas A&M University
The Center for Popular Democracy
The New School for Social Research
The Pennsylvania State University
The Sharp Firm
Towards Justice
Transport Canada
Transport Workers Union (TWU)
Travis ADR Services, LLC
Tufts University
UAW Region 8
UK Chamber of Shipping
UNC School of Law
UNI Global Union
United Auto Workers
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
United Public Service Employees Union
Universite Laval
University of Alabama
University of Alberta
University of Baltimore
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Hastings Law
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Office of the President
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California-Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education
University of Cape Town
University of Chicago
University of Copenhagen
University of Geneva
University of Georgia
University of Houston Victoria
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Notre Dame
University of Ottawa
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of Santiago, Chile
University of Sao Paulo
University of Southern California
University of Southern Maine
University of Tokyo
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Warwick
University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Zambia
Uppsala University
USMCA Labor Rapid Response Panel
USW International Union
Verizon Communications
Virgin Islands PERB
Virtual LERA (VLERA)
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Washington State Public Empl. Rels. Commission
Washington University, St. Louis
Western University
Widgeon Dispute Resolution, PLC
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Xavier University
Yonsei University
York University



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