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2019 December 1 ebulletin

December 1, 2019

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
LERA eBulletin managing editor

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In the News

Bill DirksenBill Dirksen, Ford’s top labor negotiator, announces retirement days after agreement with the UAW reached in the Detroit Free Press.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/11/19/ford-uaw-contract-negotiator-bill-dirksen/4237042002/
Eileen AppelbaumEileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) in response (posted on Twitter) to a question by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly known as AOC: "Since the financial crisis, about half of the private-equity funds have under-performed the stock market. Another half of them barely beat the stock market."

https://twitter.com/RealBankReform/status/1196868310765322240
Alex ColvinAlex Colvin (Cornell) moderates a new podcast, "Work! Exploring the future of work, labor and employment," from the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/news/ilr-launches-podcast
Teresa GhilarducciFrom Teresa Ghilarducci (New School), quarterly report on the state of older workers, “Older workers will be more vulnerable in recession.”

https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/2019-q3-older-workers-report
Michael ReichSylvia AllegrettoMichael Reich and Sylvia Allegretto (both UC-Berkeley) write, “Raise the wage advocates have reason for optimism” in The Hill.

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/406025-raise-the-wage-advocates-have-reason-for-optimism
Jared BernsteinJared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) is among many economists and policy experts quoted on the effects of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’ proposed wealth tax and the effects on the economy in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/us/politics/sanders-warren-wealth-tax.html

Aaron SojournerMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz named Aaron Sojourner (U. of Minnesota) to the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care. Sojourner has done research on the hiring, turnover and retention of teachers. He recently partnered with Minneapolis Public Schools to research to improve how to hire the best teachers and retain them.

https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/410425
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Congratulate the newest LERA Executive Board Members! Thank you to all members who participated in the election, either by running or by voting. You can meet your newest LERA Executive Board Members at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-2019-election-results. Please, congratulate them!

Make a contribution to the LERA 2019 Annual Fund Drive today. You should have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA! Your contributions help provide programs, services, and publications for the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved.

Chapter News
12/3/19 - Central PA LERA (Harrisburg) is hosting hot topics on workplace privacy. Catherine Walters, Bybel Rutledge, will discuss the current state of the law and developments on the horizon.
12/4/19 - Long Island LERA (Mineola) will meet. Learn more at their website.
12/4/19 - LERA-neo (Cleveland) will meet to discuss the current state of Ohio's schools, including the OEA perspective on issues facing educators in the classroom, at the bargaining table, and in the legislature.
12/4/19 - VLERA (Virtual) will discuss current views on protected concerted activity, from Meyers to Allstate Maintenance.
12/9/19 - NJ LERA (Piscataway) is scheduled to meet jointly with RU LERA (LERA's alll-student chapter based at Rutgers University). They will talk about Trump's Tariffs, China, and the American Labor Market, and you can join them for the discussion.
12/10/19 - Greater Houston LERA  invites you to the Festivus for the Rest of Us and Toy Drive. Bring a contribution or a toy for the Houston Fire Department's "Operation Stocking Stuffer". Houston LERA is jointly conducting with event with both the Houston Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Texas Association of Mediators.
12/10/19 - Philly LERA meets to host their December dinner program. They meet monthly at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Reservations by 12/3 are requested.
12/12/19 Detroit Area LERA meets over breakfast for a discussion on wage and hour issues. You can sign up for the event at their website.

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).

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2019 November 15 ebulletin

November 15, 2019

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
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In the News

Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) discusses the economics of child care and child care policy on at a Wisconsin Institute podcast at the University of Wisconsin.
https://www.irp.wisc.edu/resource/aaron-sojourner-and-matt-wiswall-on-the-value-of-investments-in-quality-child-care/

And participated in an experiment to find teachers who perform better and stay longer.
https://qz.com/work/1713210/an-experiment-to-find-teachers-who- perform-better-and-stay-longer-shows-promising-results/
Susan HousemanHere’s Susan Houseman (Upjohn Institute) discussing manufacturing on Russ Roberts’ Econtalk podcast.

https://www.econtalk.org/susan-houseman-on-manufacturing/
Ruben GarciaRuben J. Garcia (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) was elected on Nov. 9 as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers at the college's Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The College is an organization of lawyers, arbitrators, and academics who have distinguished themselves in the labor and employment field for more than 20 years. He also spoke at the National Employment Law Project (NELP) National Conference in Las Vegas on Nov 13, on a panel titled "A Bold Agenda for Workers for 2020 and Beyond."
Katharine AbrahamAlan KrugerKatharine Abraham (Maryland) former commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is quoted in this New York Times column, “Maybe we’re all not going to be gig economy workers after all.” It also cites the late Alan Krueger's (Princeton) research.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/upshot/gig-economy-limits-labor-market-uber-california.html
Sylvia AllegrettoLarry MishelSylvia Allegretto (UC-Berkeley) writing in The Atlantic, “For teachers, the pay keeps getting worse.” Based on a study by Allegretto and Larry Mishel (Economic Policy Institute)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/pay-teachers-more-because-women-have-other-options/597322/
Marick MastersMarick Masters (Wayne State) is quoted in “’If we don’t get it, shut it down’: McDonald’s workers rally for $15 per hour,” in the Detroit Free Press.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2019/11/12/rally-mcdonalds-workers-15-hour-wages/2577960001/
Oren Levin-WaldmanRead Oren Levin-Waldman’s (Rutgers-Newark) “The elites and working class and ‘maximum feasible misunderstanding’” in the Yonkers Tribune.
https://www.yonkerstribune.com/2019/09/elites-the-working-class-and-willful-maximum-feasible-misunderstanding-by-oren-m-levin-waldman

And Oren discusses how impeachment could affect the middle class here:
https://www.yonkerstribune.com/2019/11/the-wages-of-impeachment-by-oren-m-levin-waldman-2
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee TODAY, deadline November 15, 2019; here is the full call: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

Make a contribution to the LERA 2019 Annual Fund Drive today. You should have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA! Your contributions help provide programs, services, and publications for the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved.

Chapter News
Congratulations to NorCal LERA. They have successfully reorganized the Sacramento, Calif. chapter, elected new leadership, and are discussing programs for 2020. New officers are: Jun G. Payoyo, President; Renée Mayne, Treasurer; Janine Braxton, Secretary; and Sam Kim; Communications Director. New board members include J. Felix De la Torre, Vanessa Deleon, and Jim Pruitt. They are accepting new members, and you can visit the NorCal LERA website for details.
11/18/19 - Maine LERA (Portland) explores marijuana use in the workplace. The presentation will focus on changes to the law and its effects upon the workplace, identifying substance abuse and impairment in the workplace, and laws governing drug testing.
11/18/19 - NJ LERA (Kenilworth) will present Trump's NLRB after Two Years. Current rule-making (election rules, grad student representation rights, joint employer), adoption of contract coverage standard in unilateral change cases, access rights of union organizers, and what now constitutes protected concerted activity will all be discussed.
11/19/19 - COLERA (Columbus) With the receipt of a $50 million grant, Smart Columbus is reinventing transportation to accelerate human progress through a region-wide initiative co-led by the City of Columbus and Columbus Partnership.
11/20/2019 - VLERA (Virtual) will discuss the full spectrum of labor dispute resolution, with speakers Vanessa Bullock and Alan Symonette.

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).

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  • Here’s two stories about the Chicago teachers’ strike — first about SEIU support-staff workers, fighting to get out of poverty and a second on the end of the 11 days strike.
    1. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/10/23/on-strike-too-in-chicago-the-desperation-of-schools-lowest-paid-workers/
    2. https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/11/1/20943464/chicago-teachers-strike-deal
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2019 November 1 ebulletin
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November 1, 2019

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
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In the News

Marick MastersMarick Masters (Wayne State) is quoted in this story in this Detroit Free Press-USA Today in next steps in Big Three-UAW contract negotiations.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/10/21/gm-strike-ford-fca-uaw-risk/4052641002/
Rebecca GivanRead Rebecca Kolins Givan (Rutgers) “Unions shouldn’t use their health care as a weapon against universal coverage” in the Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/unions-shouldnt-use-their-health-insurance-as-a-weapon-against-universal-coverage/2019/08/28/f96f557e-c9a9-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html

Givan (@rkgwork) is a great Twitter follow for all things labor and health care related.
Robert BrunoJoseph McCartinBob Bruno (Illinois Labor Education Program) and Joseph McCartin (Georgetown, Bargaining for the Common Good) weigh in on the politics of the Chicago teachers’ strike in Crain’s Chicago Business.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/struggle-heart-cps-standoff

Bruno also is quoted in this AP story, “Affordable housing among striking (Chicago) teachers’ demands.” He said, “Teachers’ unions across the country are watching this very closely.”
https://www.insider.com/affordable-housing-among-striking-chicago-teachers-demands-2019-10
Lance CompaLance Compa (Cornell) wrote this new report for the AFL-CIO on labor relations practices of European multinational companies in states of the American South.

aflcio.org/double-standard-report
Tom KochanBarbara DyerRead Tom Kochan and Barbara Dyer's (MIT) Boston Globe op-ed, “Why your hard work isn’t paying off the way it used to.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/06/18/why-your-hard-work-isn-paying-off-way-used/KyP4Slr9FwbDg7BuDL70oN/story.html
Tim BartikTim Bartik (Upjohn Institute) is quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, “Missouri and Kansas near cease-fire on incentives.” Bartik: States and local governments spend a total about $45 billion annually on various economic incentives for businesses. Bartik has become the national media’s go-to source on publicly financed incentives and their discontents.

Here’s the WSJ article (subscription required).
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tired-of-fighting-for-business-missouri-and-kansas-near-cease-fire-deal-over-incentives-11561455003
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Get Involved

Cast your ballot for LERA Officers and Board Members by November 14, 2019. The LERA 2019 Election is open, and if you are a National LERA member and you haven’t voted yet, we encourage you to participate. Every vote counts, and you can also nominate potential leaders for the next election right on the ballot. Please nominate people who have the expertise and commitment to lead this organization forward. Only current National LERA members may vote, and you will find the candidate information here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/candidate-information-for-lera-2019-election.

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is the full call: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2019 Annual Fund Drive today. You should have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA! Your contributions help provide programs, services, and publications for the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved.

Chapter News
11/1/19 - Chicago LERA will present CBD and CBAs: Marijuana in the Workplace. This program will focus on the unionized workforce and the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in Illinois, including how these issues are being addressed in collective bargaining agreements, just cause discipline, and litigating and adjudicating marijuana use cases.
11/06/2019 - Boston LERA will feature Timothy Smith, Brigham and Women's Hospital Dept. of Neurosurgery, who will discuss reducing the impact of opioid misuse on the workplace.
11/06/19 - NorCal LERA (Sacramento) will conduct a business meeting to elect chapter officers and review their ByLaws.
11/12/19 - Join Philly LERA for a timely presentation on FMCS’ Relationships-by-Objective (RBO) program, which facilitates the restructuring of labor-management relationships plagued by frequent grievances, broken trust, poor communication, and/or a lack of a joint vision. RBO is an in-depth conflict resolution program designed to improve relationships by addressing training, communication and relationship needs within an organization.
11/18/19 - Maine LERA (Portland) explores marijuana use in the workplace. The presentation will focus on changes to the law and its effects upon the workplace, identifying substance abuse and impairment in the workplace, and laws governing drug testing.
11/18/19 - NJ LERA (Kenilworth) will present Trump's NLRB after Two Years. Current rule-making (election rules, grad student representation rights, joint employer), adoption of contract coverage standard in unilateral change cases, access rights of union organizers, and what now constitutes protected concerted activity will all be discussed.
11/20/2019 - VLERA (Virtual) will discuss the full spectrum of labor dispute resolution, with speakers Vanessa Bullock and Alan Symonette.

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).

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Robert BrunoJoseph McCartinBob Bruno (Illinois Labor Education Program) and Joseph McCartin (Georgetown, Bargaining for the Common Good) weigh in on Chicago Teachers Union standoff with the city. Strike on tap?
https://bit.ly/2nEaY4e.

Bob is also quoted in this Associated Press story, “Unions' ‘social justice’ strategy may be tested,” about the looming Chicago teachers’ strike.: http://www.southernillinoisnow.com/2019/10/13/chicago-teachers-may-test-unions-social-justice-strategy/
Steven GreenhouseHere’s a labor-worker call-to-arms NY Times op-ed from Steven Greenhouse based on his new labor history-future book, Beaten Down, Worked Up. The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/opinion/sunday/labor-unions.html
Lawrence Mishel“Uber and Lyft Drivers run their own businesses? Give me a break,” by Larry Mishel (Economic Policy Institute) on CNN.com.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/24/perspectives/uber-lyft-employees-ab5/index.html
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner’s (Minnesota) research on unions is cited in this Vox article.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/8/19/20727283/unions-good-income-inequality-wealth.

It and three other of his studies were cited in this new Hamilton Project brief: https://www.hamiltonproject.org/assets/files/UnionsEA_Web_8.19.pdf
Timothy BartikRead Timothy Bartik’s (Upjohn Institute) “Place-based jobs policies,” prepared for the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

https://research.upjohn.org/presentations/59/
Rebecca GivanRebecca Givan (Rutgers Center for Work and Health at the School of Management and Labor Relations) shares a new web tool for analyzing, slicing and dicing nurse union membership data. You can use this tool to visualize nurse union membership by demographic group and by state, and look at change over time. You can download any of the data, and create maps.

https://smlr.rutgers.edu/content/nurse-unionization-data-tool
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Get Involved

Cast your ballot for LERA Officers and Board Members by November 14, 2019. The LERA 2019 Election is open, and if you are a National LERA member and you haven’t voted yet, we encourage you to participate. Every vote counts, and you can also nominate potential leaders for the next election right on the ballot. Please nominate people who have the expertise and commitment to lead this organization forward. Only current National LERA members may vote, and you will find the candidate information here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/candidate-information-for-lera-2019-election.

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is the full call: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2019 Annual Fund Drive today. This week you should be receiving a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA! Your contributions help provide programs, services, and publications for the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved.

Chapter News
10/15/19 – Join COLERA (Columbus) for Janus Revisited. and luncheon. One year following the Supreme Court ruling on Janus v. AFSCME, more than 75 suits are pending on issues including dues deduction, maintenance of membership and exclusive representation. This panel discussion will focus on the effects of Janus on collective bargaining, employer proposals, arbitration and fact-finding awards/conciliation awards.
10/23/19 - Maryland LERA (Baltimore) will feature Shauna Payne Gold as they discuss Implicit Bias.
10/24/19 - VLERA (Virtual LERA) will discuss Policy and Practice in the Digital Era: Regulating Emerging Workplace Technologies.
10/30/19 - Join Detroit LERA to learn what is changing in defining employee relationships and how that impacts your workplace. Teamster's attorney Brad Raymond will discuss Independent Contractors or Employees? Defining New Employment Relationships.
10/31/19 - Houston LERA will discuss Negotiating Workplace Grievances:
What You Need to Know! Speakers from three perspectives will explore the various steps of the grievance process and how to increase the likelihood of settlement.
11/1/19 - Chicago LERA will present CBD and CBAs: Marijuana in the Workplace. This program will focus on the unionized workforce and the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in Illinois, including how these issues are being addressed in collective bargaining agreements, just cause discipline, and litigating and adjudicating marijuana use cases.

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).

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October 1, 2019

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Heidi ShierholzDavid WeilHeidi Shierholz (Economic Policy Institute) writes about the scheduled rollback of overtime rules originally enacted when David Weil (Brandeis) was the Department of Labor’s wage and hour administrator. Shierholz comments: “leaves millions of workers behind."

https://www.epi.org/press/the-trump-administrations-overtime-rule-leaves-millions-of-workers-behind/
Steven GreenhouseJanice FineSteven Greenhouse (independent journalist) and Janice Fine (Rutgers) interviewed on labor’s challenges in 2019 on Sept. 16 on NPR’s news commentary show, “1A.”

https://the1a.org/shows/2019-09-16/labor-panel
Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) on LinkedIn, on less than meets the eye on employers paying for college for their employees.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-trend-employers-paying-college-decline-peter-cappelli/
KPRead about Kaiser Permanente's tentative deal with their unions, averting a scheduled strike from the Sacramento Bee.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article235465397.html
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) discussing the economics of child care and child care policy on at a Wisconsin Institute podcast at the University of Wisconsin. Department of Economics at UW Madison. Labor Economics is one of his areas of study.

https://www.irp.wisc.edu/resource/aaron-sojourner-and-matt-wiswall-on-the-value-of-investments-in-quality-child-care/
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Get Involved

Registration is open for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is the full call: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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Chapter News
October 1, 2019 – Central PA LERA will meet in Harrisburg, PA to discuss What ARE Arbitrators Looking For? What Do They NOT Want To See? Arbitrators Jane Rigler and William Lowe will share from experience what makes a winning case and what pitfalls to avoid. 
October 2, 2019 – VLERA (Virtual LERA) hosts Paul Whitehead on Oct. 2. As a former union’s lawyer, he’ll give his perspective on HRER’s role in mergers and acquisitions. Tune in from anywhere; details here.
October 4, 2019 – Chicago LERA is hosting Philip Miscimarra, former Chairman, National Labor Relations Board, to hear his Reflections on the NLRB in Chicago, IL.
October 7, 2019 – Join NJ LERA in Edison, NJ as they discuss current challenges and opportunities the parties face negotiating health benefits after the sun-setting of Chapter 78 in New Jersey: Health Care and the Public Sector – Where are We?
October 9, 2019 – Philadelphia LERA will meet in Philadelphia: Philly LERA October Dinner Program.
October 10, 2019 – Please join SF/Bay Area LERA for their Fall Intro for SF/Bay Area LERA in San Francisco, CA. LERA President Dennis Dabney from Kaiser Permanente will speak along with Jim Pruitt, also from Kaiser Permanente.
October 10, 2019 – OCLERA will discuss The Future of Labor Relations in Southern California in Anaheim, CA.
October 15, 2019 – Join COLERA in Columbus, OH for their October COLERA Luncheon.

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).
 
Customized studies of labor market demographics, including population composition by income, age, education, race, gender, family and household structure, employment status, industrial and occupational composition, and the significance of industrial and occupational change over time, at the national, state, and local levels. If you would like to have such a study or information about  income/wage inequality call Oren M. Levin-Waldman at (914) 629-6351 and visit https://www.econlabor.com/. Or email at[email protected].

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Gabrielle CarterisThe Screen Actors Guild union won an innovative contract. Union president Gabrielle Carteris, of “90210” tv fame, writes about it in the upcoming Perspectives on Work.

"Gains in theatrical residuals, greater rights for members in the areas of options & exclusivity, improved overtime rules for stunt performers and specific protections for members regarding harassment and auditions."
Tom KochanRead Tom Kochan’s (MIT) optimistic Labor Day message published in The Hill on Sept. 2.

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Harry KatzJim GrossHarry Katz and Jim Gross (Cornell) invite you to attend the Cornell ILR School conference "Labor and the U.S. Constitution: Past, Present, and Future. A conference to encourage creative thinking about the U.S. Constitution as a source of workers' rights. September 26-28, 2019. More information can be found here: www.ilr.cornell.edu/labor-and-the-constitution
Teresa GhilarducciJesse RothsteinTeresa Ghilarducci (New School) explains in the American Prospect article how the Earned Income Tax Credit, designed to assist low-wage workers, benefits low-wage employers at taxpayer expense. Jesse Rothstein (UC-Berkeley) is quoted.

https://prospect.org/article/whats-not-about-eitc-plenty-it-turns-out
David WeilDavid Weil (Brandeis) had an op-ed, “Call Uber and Lyft drivers what they are: Employees,” in the Los Angeles Times.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-weil-uber-lyft-employees-contractors-20190705-story.html
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Registration opens September 19 at 11am EDT for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is the full call: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

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On Sep. 25, MD LERA will discuss lessons learned from building a collaborative labor relations model. Dinner and program to follow reception. 
Also on Sep. 25, the SF/Bay Area LERA will hold a Fall introductory event and mixer. RSVP here.
LERA Maine will conduct its Annual Fall Conference on Sep. 27. Details here.
Meet with RI LERA over breakfast on Sep. 27 as they discuss “On the Basis of Sex (with apologies to RBG)”. Details here.
Central PA LERA has announced its entire Fall lineup of speakers; the first is “What ARE Arbitrators Looking For? What Do They NOT Want To See?” on Oct. 1. Info here.
VLERA (Virtual LERA) hosts a former union’s lawyer who will give his perspective on HRER’s role in mergers and acquisitions on Oct. 2. Tune in from anywhere; details here.

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2019 September 1 ebulletin

September 1, 2019

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Teresa GhilarducciSiavash RadpourTeresa Ghilarducci (New School) on CNBC, “Even top earners may not be prepared for retirement". New School PhD student, Siavash Radpour, is also quoted.
https://ecs.page.link/FyF4V

Ghilarducci also has a new Retirement Podcast - Reset Retirement (https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/reset-retirement-podcast)
Launched in July, Reset Retirement is a new podcast from The New School's Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab) that tells the real stories of retirement
Heidi ShierholzHeidi Shierholz (Economic Policy Institute) and Rajesh Nayak (National Employment Law Project) in Newsweek Today, “Plain and simple, it's not Trump's economy that's driving modest wage growth as much as it is efforts like the Fight for 15, and that is despite significant federal retrenchment.“

https://www.newsweek.com/thank-progressives-not-president-trumps-economy-opinion-1445653
Liz ShulerHere’s a State of Unions podcast of Winning the future: A conversation with Elizabeth Shuler (Sec.-Treasurer AFL-CIO).
Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) had a conversation with economist Gabriel Zucman (UC-Berkeley) about distributional national accounts and economic inequality, an edited transcription of which was published on the center’s web site.
For the economics sophisticate, here’s an abstract of a working paper by Zucman, Thomas Piketty and Emanuel Saez on distributional national accounts, a research method “making it possible to provide a comprehensive view of how government redistribution affects inequality.”
https://equitablegrowth.org/working-papers/distributional-national-accounts/
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Registration opens September 19 at 11am EDT for [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details and how to register. LERA sessions can be viewed here: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is the full call: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

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Oregon LERA is set to discuss the 2019 Oregon legislative session and how it will affect labor and employment with “OMG What Did They Do??!! 2019 Legislative Changes Affecting Labor and Employment” featuring Jim Moor, a political analyst; Trent Lutz, with Oregon Education Association; and Morgan Allen, at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. Join them over breakfast at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon on Sep. 23. Inquire at [email protected]
Labor and management approaches to issues of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and pay equity will be discussed at Greater Rhode Island LERA’s Fall Breakfast Meeting “On the Basis of Sex (with Apologies to RBG)” on Sep. 27. Join them for breakfast buffet, with speakers Jennifer Azevedo, Rhode Island NEA, and Anne Marie Coleman, Rhode Island Council on Post-Secondary Education. Book the event here. 
Chicago LERA will honor exemplary members of the Chicago labor relations community with 2019 Distinguished Service Awards. Recipients are recognized for sustained excellence in their careers, fostering labor-management understanding and the chapter’s activities, and promoting civility evening when passionately advocating for a cause. Chicago LERA chapter members are eligible to make nominations, which are due by Oct. 1. Email Rich Blackwell at [email protected]
On Oct. 7, New Jersey LERA will meet in Edison, NJ for dinner, informal reception, panelists, and questions and answer session. In 2010 and 2011, legislation was passed that changed the healthcare landscape for NJ public employees. One of the measures, Chapter 78, has since “sunsetted”. A panel of labor relations professionals will discuss what this means and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Book the event here.
Are you looking for the LERA Chapter close by to join? You will find LERA Chapters listed by state here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters.
Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).
 

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2019 August 15 ebulletin

August 15, 2019

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Sam EstreicherBruce KaufmanRead the Veena Dubal (Hastings College of Law, University of San Francisco) blog, “Solidarity unions v. company unions in the gig economy,” in Law and Political Economy. She cites writing by Samuel Estreicher (New York U.) and Bruce Kaufman (Georgia State).

Robert ScottFrom the Economic Policy Institute’s Robert E. Scott.

Steven GreenhouseSteven Greenhouse’s (independent labor journalist) op-ed “To secure pro-worker legislation, hold politicians’ fee to the fire in The Guardian.

Rebecca GivanHere’s an op-ed, “Your boss’s big little secret,” by Rebecca Kolins Givan (Rutgers) in Jacobin Magazine.

Subtitle: You have a right to know how much your coworkers are paid — and if you want to close the wage gap, you should.
Arindraijit DubeArindrajit Dube (U.Mass. Amherst) argues in this Economics for Inclusive Prosperity policy brief that the best way to raise workers’ wages is using wage boards to increase collective bargaining.

Ruben GarciaRuben Garcia (UNLV) is quoted in this article about Las Vegas casino workers’ unionizing.

Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

Save the Date! [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Session listing can be reviewed herehttp://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

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Detroit LERA will host their annual kick-off networking event on Sep. 11 in Warren, and attendees will receive a one-year complimentary membership. Speakers will discuss the ongoing negotiations between the UAW and the Detroit 3. Please RSVP to Mark Cousens ([email protected]) by Sep. 6.
Mid-Michigan LERA will meet next on Sep. 10. Members are invited to submit topics/speakers of interest for the 2019-2020 program year as well as ideas on meeting times, dates and locations to Mid-Michigan LERA Chapter President Deb Bittner at [email protected].
LERA-neo (Northeastern Ohio Chapter of LERA) will host the Chairman of the NLRB John Ring for dinner and a presentation on Sep. 11 in Independence. Please contact Dennis Minni ([email protected]) with any program questions.
The Alabama LERA Chapter will meet in Orange Beach on Sep. 29 through Oct. 3 for their annual Fall conference. Conference attendees will access leading professionals in the Labor Management arena, national caliber speakers and panelists, beautiful white sand beaches, and delicious seafood. Further information is available at the Alabama-LERA web site: www.alabama-lera.com.

 Please contact Emily Smith ([email protected]) to schedule an upgrade/migration of your chapter’s website. Once scheduled, we estimate this will take place over a 2-4 week time period. Planned upgrades include automated emails for membership renewals, integration with Mail Chimp/Constant Contact, members' only online resources such as member directory and individual membership cards, and integration of member data with event registration systems. Are there other functions your chapter would find useful? Please share your wish list!

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August 1, 2019

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Hoyt Wheeler
LERA's 1996 President Hoyt Wheeler (South Carolina) died on July 25. He was 82. Son Jeff writes that at the reception after the July 30, funeral in Columbia, S.C., a guitar player sang “Joe Hill,” “9 to 5,” and other labor-oriented songs.

LERA sends its deepest condolences to the Wheeler family. The field of LER has lost a great leader. Here’s Hoyt's obituary:
John SchmittHeidi ShierholzDavid WeilAmerican Prospect Magazine, “The future of real jobs: A Prospect roundtable,” features discussion among Robert Kuttner (American Prospect) John Schmitt and Heidi Shierholz (Economic Policy Institute); and David Weil (Brandeis).

https://prospect.org/article/future-real-jobs-prospect-roundtable
Steven GreenhouseLawrence MishelKatherine StonePart 2 by Steven Greenhouse, Larry Mishel (Economic Policy Institute), Katherine V.W. Stone (UCLA), and David Weil (Brandeis).

https://prospect.org/article/future-real-jobs-round-two
Dan MitchellDan Mitchell (UCLA) posted the New York Times article, “With his job gone, an autoworker wonders. ‘What am I as a man?’” on the LERA Dialog listserv.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/27/us/auto-worker-jobs-lost.html
Mary GattaMary Gatta (CUNY) is quoted in this Vox story, “Kamala Harris gender pay gap fines for big companies.”

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18632793/kamala-harris-gender-pay-gap-fines-iceland
David WeilDavid AutorDavid Weil (Brandeis) and David Autor (MIT) give high praise to the book, Ghost Work by Mary L. Gray.

https://ghostwork.info/ghost-work/
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

Save the Date! [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Session listing can be reviewed herehttp://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Congratulate the 2019 LERA award recipients. These awards were conferred at the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting in Cleveland. Congratulations to all of the 2019 LERA award recipients, individuals and LERA Chapters; you are doing great work to advance the field of LER! Details can be found here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/award-recipients-2019

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Mid-Michigan LERA will meet next on Sep. 10. Members are invited to submit topics/speakers of interest for the 2019-2020 program year as well as ideas on meeting times, dates and locations to Mid-Michigan LERA Chapter President Deb Bittner at [email protected].
LERA-neo (Northeastern Ohio Chapter of LERA) will host the Chairman of the NLRB John Ring for dinner and a presentation on Sep. 11 in Independence. Please contact Dennis Minni ([email protected]) with any program questions.
The Alabama LERA Chapter will meet in Orange Beach on Sep. 29 through Oct. 3 for their annual Fall conference. Conference attendees will access leading professionals in the Labor Management arena, national caliber speakers and panelists, beautiful white sand beaches, and delicious seafood. Further information is available at the Alabama-LERA web site: www.alabama-lera.com.

 Please contact Emily Smith ([email protected]) to schedule an upgrade/migration of your chapter’s website. Once scheduled, we estimate this will take place over a 2-4 week time period. Planned upgrades include automated emails for membership renewals, integration with Mail Chimp/Constant Contact, members' only online resources such as member directory and individual membership cards, and integration of member data with event registration systems. Are there other functions your chapter would find useful? Please share your wish list!

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July 15, 2019

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Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) has a new book, Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It, from the Harvard University Press this fall.

Todd VachonTodd E. Vachon (Rutgers) was interviewed for an article in The Atlantic about the Green New Deal:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/06/whats-green-new-deal-nobody-knows/591391/

He was quoted in a piece on Axios as well, also re. the Green New Deal:

https://www.axios.com/green-new-deal-policy-writing-d299558e-bdd2-4557-a75c-4b047b12c08c.html
Dan MitchellNoted by Dan Mitchell (UCLA) on LERA-D listserv, Amazon “gamefies” warehouse work. Next players up: Robots.”

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/05/21/amazon-pits-warehouse-workers-against-each-other-eyes-robot-replacements-with-steel-talons/
The University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations is the new home for a statue of Reuben G. Soderstrom, who served as president of the Illinois State Federation of Labor and Illinois AFL-CIO from 1930-70.
From the Economic Policy Institute: “48 percent of workers without a union would vote for one in their workplace if they had the chance — a 50 percent increase since the last survey was taken 22 years ago. Young workers are the most supportive and accounted for three-quarters of new union members in 2017.”
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019; here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

Save the Date! [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Session listing can be reviewed herehttp://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Submit a paper to the LERA 2019 Proceedings (deadline extended to today, July 15). You can submit a single paper to both LERA Proceedings and the LERA/ILR Review Best Papers ... as long the versions are substantively different (up to 15 pages for one submission, and up to 30 pages for the other). Proceedings guidelines can be viewed here.

Congratulate the 2019 LERA award recipients. These awards were conferred at the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting in Cleveland. Congratulations to all of the 2019 LERA award recipients, individuals and LERA Chapters; you are doing great work to advance the field of LER! Details can be found here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/award-recipients-2019

Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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OC-LERA Chapter has announced the program for their 37th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, which will take place on Wed., July 17, 2019 in Anaheim. Registration includes a one-year membership with OC-LERA and the event qualifies for 6 MCLE's from the State Bar of California.

The Alabama LERA Chapter will hold a luncheon and golf tournament in Hunstville on July 18. Their annual Fall Conference will take place September 29 through October 3, 2019 at the Hampton Inn in Orange Beach. This beautiful setting overlooks white sand beaches and features some of the finest seafood restaurants on the gulf. While at the conference, attendees will have access to some of the leading professionals in the Labor Management arena, as well as national caliber speakers and panelists. Further information is available at the Alabama-LERA web site: www.alabama-lera.com.

Mid-Michigan LERA is on summer hiatus until their next meeting which will be held on September 10, 2019. Members are invited to submit topics/speakers of interest for the 2019-2020 program year as well as ideas on meeting times, dates and locations to Mid-Michigan LERA Chapter President Deb Bittner at [email protected].

Please contact Emily Smith ([email protected]) to schedule an upgrade/migration of your chapter’s website. Once scheduled, we estimate this will take place over a 2-4 week time period. Planned upgrades include automated emails for membership renewals, integration with Mail Chimp/Constant Contact, members' only online resources such as member directory and individual membership cards, and integration of member data with event registration systems. Are there other functions your chapter would find useful? Please share your wish list!


Are you looking for the LERA Chapter close by to join? You will find LERA Chapters listed by state here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters.
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July 1, 2019

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Thank you! LERA’s 71st Annual Meeting wrapped up in Cleveland on June 16. Thanks to all who put the program together, spoke, sponsored, presented papers and otherwise contributed to a grand meeting. Look for coverage in Perspectives on Work, mailed to all members in November.

Mark your calendar now for LERA’s 72nd Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR.

In the News

Francine BlauLawrence KahnThe Economist (site registration required) references the research of Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn (Cornell) in an excellent article, “Across the world, an extraordinary jobs bloom is underway.”

https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/05/23/across-the-rich-world-an-extraordinary-jobs-boom-is-under-way
Steven SilviaHere’s a Big World podcast “The difference a union makes” from American University’s School of International Service featuring Steven Silvia (American University).

https://www.american.edu/sis/big-world/12-the-difference-a-union-makes.cfm
Peter CappelliMatthew BidwellHere’s Peter Cappelli’s (Wharton) Harvard Business Review article, “Why your approach to hiring is all wrong.” Cappelli references Matthew Bidwell’s (Wharton) research.
https://hbr.org/2019/05/recruiting

The lede: “Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They’ve never spent more money on it. And they have never done it worse.”

This is his (much shorter) Wall Street Journal article on the subject.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biggest-mistakes-companies-make-hiring-peter-cappelli/
Jared BernsteinRead the Jared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) op-ed, “No correlation between higher top tax rates and growth rates.”

jaredbernsteinblog.com/no-correlation-between-top-tax-rates-and-growth-rates/
David AutorDavid Autor’s (MIT) research on jobs and automation is cited in “Tech is splitting U.S. workforce in two” in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/business/economy/productivity-inequality-wages.html
Jake RosenfeldJake Rosenfeld (Washington U. St. Louis) testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on protecting workers’ right to organize and the need for labor law reform.
 
https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/protecting-workers-right-to-organize-the-need-for-labor-law-reform
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2019, here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-call. The LERA 72nd Annual Meeting “Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work” will happen June 13-16, 2020 in Portland, OR. 

Save the Date! [email protected] 2020, January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Session listing can be reviewed herehttp://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Submit a paper to the LERA 2019 Proceedings (deadline extended to July 15). You can submit a single paper to both LERA Proceedings and the LERA/ILR Review Best Papers ... as long the versions are substantively different (up to 15 pages for one submission, and up to 30 pages for the other). Proceedings guidelines can be viewed here.

We invite you to congratulate the 2019 LERA Award Recipients. These awards are conferred at the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Saturday night at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting in Cleveland. Congratulations to all of the 2019 LERA Award Recipients, individuals and LERA Chapters, you are doing great work to advance the field of LER! 2019 Award Recipients can be found here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/award-recipients-2019

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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 25 chapter representatives attended the Chapter Representatives Meeting at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting earlier this month in Cleveland! Thank you for such a great turn-out and discussion!

Chapter news items shared here will also be shared on our social media outlets.

Please send chapter photos (high quality, highest resolution available) to [email protected] by July 1, 2019 for the Perspectives on Work magazine that will be released this Fall. Please send 3-5 photos for your chapter (of your officers, or chapter events), and our editorial team will choose 1-2.

Please include captions that describe the photo, individuals pictured (if necessary), and a credit for who took the photo.


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Teresa GhilarducciTeresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) and her research are featured in an article, “Even ‘top earners’ may not be prepared for retirement,” on CNBC.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/16/even-top-earners-still-might-not-be-prepared-for-retirement.html
Richard FreemanListen to economist Richard Freeman (Harvard) in an interview on minimum wages, small business and jobs in this podcast.

http://cdn.podbbang.com/data1/tbsadm/thism180614002.mp3
The Upjohn Institute has a new working paper showing that the Affordable Care Act has reduced “job lock.”
https://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1318&context=up_workingpapers

Here’s the policy brief:

https://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=up_policybriefs
Adam Seth LitwinAdam Seth Litwin (Cornell) won an Ideas Worth Teaching for Technological Change Award from the Aspen Institute for “illuminat[ing] technology’s social impact as a matter of choice — including in the classroom itself.”

https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/teaching-the-future-of-work-through-multimedia/
Josh BivensJosh Bivens (Economic Policy Institute) explains labor’s share of income is improving, but it is still not back to pre-recession levels.

https://www.epi.org/blog/evidence-that-tight-labor-markets-really-will-increase-labors-share-of-income-economic-policy-institute-macroeconomics-newsletter/
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LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13 - 16 2019, Cleveland, Ohio (Westin Cleveland Downtown)


Bill Dirksen
, Ford Motor Co., will chair the Thursday Luncheon Plenary. Ford and the UAW people will discuss how Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant is “Integrating People, Technology, and Operating Systems.”

Robert McKersie will discuss 60 years of evolution in industrial relations at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13..

“Racial Diversity and Inclusion in the LER Community” will be featured at National Policy Forum Luncheon on Friday, June 14Lisa Schur, Rutgers University, will chair the special plenary session that will address restoring the voice of institutional economics and diversity throughout the field.

Check out all the extra events taking place in Cleveland! If you didn't reserve your space at an event when you registered for the conference, tickets may still be available here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-anl-mtg-events.

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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DCLERADC LERA recently revamped its social media presence. Follow them at @dclera for chapter updates including pictures and highlights from talks by national experts. The chapter continues to host monthly lunch talks and hosted NLRB chairman John Ring in May. It also hosted a film screening on the Minneapolis Teamsters strike, along with a wine and cheese reception at George Washington University. 



Are you looking for the LERA Chapter close by to join? You will find LERA Chapters listed by state here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters.
Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).

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2019 June 1 ebulletin

June 1, 2019

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David WeilDavid Weil (Brandeis) called the story, “State by state, gig companies maneuver to shape labor rules,” in the New York Times a “must-read expose.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/business/economy/gig-economy-lobbying.html
Michael BelzerMichael Belzer (Wayne State) is quoted about long- and short-haul truckers on this Marketplace.com podcast.

https://www.marketplace.org/2019/03/13/economy/us-short-long-haul-truckers
TImothy BartikRead Timothy Bartik (Upjohn Institute) on “Taming tax incentives so they serve local residents” in The Hill.
https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/438219-taming-tax-incentives-so-they-serve-local-residents

Bartik and the Upjohn Institute have become the go-to media for smart tax incentives for cities and states. See the institute’s foundational research:
https://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1238&context=reports

Paul OstermanPaul Osterman’s (MIT) book, Who Will Care for Us, is discussed extensively in this CNBC article, “U.S. home heath care system is in crisis as worker shortages worsen.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/09/us-home-healthcare-system-is-in-crisis-as-worker-shortages-worsen.html
David AutorHere’s a profile in The Economist (site registration required) of David Autor (MIT) and his research on trade and the “China Shock.”

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/03/16/david-autor-the-academic-voice-of-the-american-worker
Jeff KeefeJeff Keefe (Rutgers, Economic Policy Institute) is quoted in the Bloomberg Law story, “Mass exodus of public union fee payers after Janus.” Good news: Regular membership stable.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/mass-exodus-of-public-union-fee-payers-after-high-court-ruling
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Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The next rate increase is June 13. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip. You will find complete conference details and links at:https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Check out all the extra events taking place in Cleveland. If you didn't reserve your space at an event when you registered for the conference, register for them separately here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-anl-mtg-events.

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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LERA officers and the Program Committee would like to call your attention to sessions at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio that offer practical, hands-on professional development that specifically appeal to practitioners ... including labor attorneys, arbitrators, mediators, government officials, and labor relations specialists, HR directors, managers, CEO's, and more. Follow the links below to the "practitioner picks" program guides.

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Are you looking for the LERA Chapter close by to join? You will find LERA Chapters listed by state here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters.
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2019 May 15 ebulletin

May 15, 2019

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Chris BennerChris Benner (UC-Santa Cruz) is the adviser on a new documentary “When the Rules Don’t Apply” by the Filmmakers Collaborative in San Francisco about “no-poaching” arrangements in the high-tech industry.

The website includes a one-half hour film, interviews with labor and legal experts and shorts.
https://www.whenrulesdontapply.com
Michael MaffieMichael Maffie (Penn State) weighs in on Uber and Lyft strikes.

https://ler.la.psu.edu/news/assistant-professor-michael-maffie-weighs-in-on-recent-uber-and-lyft-driver-strikes
Timothy BartikTimothy Bartik (Upjohn Institute) is one of the authors of the institute’s report on ideas to help communities build broadly based prosperity without excessive tax incentives to businesses.

https://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1238&context=reports
Marissa BrookesMarissa Brookes (UC-Riverside) has a new book out, The New Politics of Transnational Labor, published by the Cornell ILR Press.

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140109109130&fa=author&person_id=6278#content
William LazonickWilliam Lazonick (U. Mass.-Lowell) opines in this New York Times op-ed, “How high drug prices inflate CEO’s pay.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/opinion/drug-pricing-senate-hearing.html
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The next rate increase is June 13! The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at:https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Check out all the extra events taking place in Cleveland! If you didn't reserve your space at an event when you registered for the conference, we do have a separate form you can take here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-anl-mtg-events.

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Plan now to attend the LERA 4th Annual Jr. Faculty Consortium on "Journey to Tenure" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. See the agenda here

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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Kris President, LERA President, and the Program Committee have looked through our program offerings and put together a selection of sessions throughout the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio that offer practical, hands-on professional development that will specifically appeal to our practitioner attendees ... including labor attorneys, arbitrators, mediators, government officials, and labor relations specialists, HR directors, managers, CEO's, and more.

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LERA-neo (Northeastern Ohio Chapter of LERA) will conduct its final program of the 2018-19 year on May 15, 2019 “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Collective Bargaining”. You can find more information and registration here.
COLERA (Central Ohio LERA) invites you to join them on May 21, 2019 for one last event before the Chapter’s summer break.  The event will include a panel of well-respected fact-finders discussing hot topics and trends they are seeing, and a presentation by the State Employment Relations Board’s Research and Training Administrator on valuable resources now available on SERB’s brand-new website. Additionally, elections will be held followed by a social hour. 2 hours of CLE credit is approved, and you can register by email here.
Chicago LERA will host “Mental Health Issues in the Workplace” on May 22, 2019 featuring Brian Klassen, Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychologist, and Jeanne Vonhoff, Arbitrator/Mediator. Workplace matters sometimes involve employees struggling with mental illnesses, including those attributable to PTSD or trauma exposure. The presentation will address work accommodations, disciplinary situations, prevalence, myths, risks, and treatment. Find detail and registration here.
Philly LERA will hold its last business meeting of the 2018-19 Program Year on May 29, 2019 and a joint reception with the National Academy of Arbitrators which is convening its annual meeting in Philadelphia. Send an email to Deborah L. Murray-Sheppard, Secretary, at [email protected] by May 23rd to make a reservation for the event. Details can be found at the website. 
Mid-Michigan LERA is on summer hiatus until their next meeting which will be held on September 10, 2019. Members are invited to submit topics/speakers of interest for the 2019-2020 program year as well as ideas on meeting times, dates and locations to Mid-Michigan LERA Chapter President Deb Bittner at [email protected].
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2019 May 1 ebulletin

May 1, 2019

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Liz ShulerHere’s an open letter from Liz Shuler (AFL-CIO) to game developers from the largest U.S. labor organization.

https://kotaku.com/an-open-letter-to-game-developers-from-americas-largest-1832652654
Steven GreenhouseRead Steven Greenhouse’s story about union members’ view of the media in the Columbia Journalism Review.
https://www.cjr.org/special_report/through-the-working-class.php/

Greenhouse also writes in the Nieman Reports about the wave of unionization in the news media -- at more than 20 digital websites, at famously anti-union papers including the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune, and at The New Yorker and The New Republic.

https://niemanreports.org/articles/why-newsrooms-are-unionizing-now/
Darrick HamiltonHere’s an op-ed, “Why wealth equality remains out of reach for black Americans,” by Darrick Hamilton (New School for Social Research).

https://theconversation.com/why-wealth-equality-remains-out-of-reach-for-black-americans-111483
Clair BrownClair Brown (UC-Berkeley) presented a keynote address, "Buddhist Economics: Creating an Equitable, Sustainable Future," at the International Conference on Buddhist Values and Economics at the University of Hong Kong, April 13-14.

https://www.buddhism.hku.hk/conference2019/programme.html
David AutorDavid Autor (MIT) is quoted in this Brookings article “Automation won’t bring the apocalypse —  that doesn’t mean it will be easy.”

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/02/04/automation-wont-bring-an-apocalypse-but-that-doesnt-mean-it-will-be-easy/
Jesse RothsteinJesse Rothstein (UC-Berkeley) is quoted in the Forbes article “Low wage, not low skill: Why devaluing our workers matters.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/byronauguste/2019/02/07/low-wage-not-low-skill-why-devaluing-our-workers-matters/#1773a3ce716d
Oren Levin-WaldmanOren Levin-Waldman (Metropolitan College) regularly writes and broadcasts for the Yonkers Tribune. Here’s his op-ed, “Health care reform is essential for the American labor market.”

https://www.yonkerstribune.com/2019/02/healthcare-reform-is-essential-for-the-american-labor-market-by-oren-m-levin-waldman-ph-d
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The next rate increase is May 3! The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at:https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Check out all the extra events taking place in Cleveland! If you didn't reserve your space at an event when you registered for the conference, we do have a separate form you can take here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-anl-mtg-events.

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Plan now to attend the LERA 4th Annual Jr. Faculty Consortium on "Journey to Tenure" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. See the agenda here

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

Chapter News

Kris President, LERA President, and the Program Committee have looked through our program offerings and put together a selection of sessions throughout the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio that offer practical, hands-on professional development that will specifically appeal to our practitioner attendees ... including labor attorneys, arbitrators, mediators, government officials, and labor relations specialists, HR directors, managers, CEO's, and more.

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The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the LERA is planning a special program for their final meeting of the 2018-2019 program year, an evening to "Meet The Arbitrators." This event provides a forum in which practitioners from both labor and management can meet and mingle with arbitrators in an informal setting. The program will be held in Harrisburg, PA on May 7, 2019 and will begin at 5:30 p.m. RSVPs are due tomorrow, May 2. Details can be found here. 

The New Jersey Chapter of LERA invites you to attend a dinner and presentation on “#MeToo and Recent Legislation”. Early bird registration ends May 3 for this event that takes place on May 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Kenilworth, NJ. In response to the #MeToo movement, NJ Legislature has revised the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to prohibit the enforcement of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) against employees and former employees who enter into settlement agreements. The panelists will explore what the debate over NDAs means for New Jersey’s employees and employers. You can find registration and details here.

The OC LERA Chapter (Orange County LERA) will host a dinner meeting on May 14, 2019 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, CA, featuring Kerry Moriarty, mediator and conflict resolution specialist, and Gail Nugent, mediator for FEMA. They will discuss “Workplace Drama, Who Needs It? How Finding Common Interests Can Move a Workplace from Discord to Concord”.  The event begins at 6pm; details can be found here.

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu).

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2019 April 1 ebulletin

April 1, 2019

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Alan KrugerThe New York Times’ obituary of labor economist Alan Krueger (Princeton):

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/obituaries/alan-krueger-dead.html
Mark AnnerMark Anner (Penn State) is quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article, “Thousands fired from $30 billion Bangladesh garment sector.”

Teresa GhilarducciAaron SojournerTeresa Ghilarducci (New School) discusses Aaron Sojourner’s (Minnesota) new working paper, “Labor-Market Concentration and Labor Compensation,” in her Forbes article “How big firms keep worker wages low.”

You can access the abstract and download Sojourner’s paper here:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3312197
Heidi ShierholzHeidi Shierholz (Economic Policy Institute) commented on Twitter "Whenever you hear someone say you can't find workers with the skills that you need, always add: 'at the wages that I want to pay." in response to a story on Vox, “The ‘skills gap’ was a lie.”

Harry KatzImmediate LERA past president Harry Katz (Cornell), last summer, passed the presidential gavel to Kris Rondeau (AFSCME) at the Annual Meeting in June 2018 in Baltimore. Then, came the announcement that he is slated to be president of the International LERA in 2021.

Eileen AppelbaumRead Eileen Appelbaum’s (Center for Economic Policy and Research) “Legislation even a divided Congress can pass,” about paid family leave in The Hill.

Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. Earlybird rates end March 25!The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at:https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

There are still a few sessions in need of a volunteer chair at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee would like to invite you to volunteer to serve as chair of a session on the program. email Bernadette Tiemann if you are interested ([email protected]).

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Plan now to attend the LERA 4th Annual Jr. Faculty Consortium on "Journey to Tenure" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. See the agenda here

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LindedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

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Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Kris President, LERA President, and the Program Committee have looked through our program offerings and put together a selection of sessions throughout the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio that offer practical, hands-on professional development that will specifically appeal to our practitioner attendees ... including labor attorneys, arbitrators, mediators, government officials, and labor relations specialists, HR directors, managers, CEO's, and more.

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RU LERA, the Rutgers University student LERA chapter is hosting two panel events during the month of April. The first features a panel of the area’s experienced labor arbitrators. The second will provide students with insights on labor-employment mediation from the arbitrators. For more information contact [email protected].
Chicago LERA is now holding its meetings at the Kent College of Law, IIT. The change in venue from the John Marshall Law School makes it easier for members to attend. The schools do not charge the chapter for the space and, in return, all of their students and faculty may attend the chapter meetings free.
LERA Atlanta will co-sponsor the 29th Annual Georgia Labor Management Conference on June 11-14 on Jekyll Island, Ga. The conference features addresses by Acting FMCS Director Rich Giacolone, the NLRB Regional Attorney and others. Team-building activities will include golf, bowling and a fishing tournament. See details: www.galmc.org.
Detroit LERA has held several events, including an evening program last fall on wage suppression featuring Larry Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute. The chapter has also had three breakfast meetings on topics including Michigan's new minimum wage and paid sick leave policies, the future of workers and the role of labor relations in peacemaking.

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2019 March 15 ebulletin

March 15, 2019

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Lane WindhamLane Windham (Georgetown) is quoted in the New York Times article about Sara Nelson, president of the flight attendants union who, by some accounts, ended the government shutdown and is a contender for the post-Trumka AFL-CIO presidency.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/business/sara-nelson-flight-attendant-union.html
Wilma LiebmanWilma Liebman (Rutgers) is quoted in this Bloomberg story, “Trump NLRB appointees give big win to employers.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-25/companies-empowered-by-nlrb-to-declare-more-workers-contractors
Eileen AppelbaumArne KallebergHye Jin RhoEileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research), Arne Kalleberg (North Carolina) and Hye Jin Rho (MIT-CEPR) have published an analysis to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Contingent Worker Supplement.

http://cepr.net/images/stories/reports/cws-2019-02.pdf
Timothy BartikTim Bartik (Upjohn Institute) is quoted in this New York Times story, “Foxconn is reconsidering plan for manufacturing in Wisconsin.”
Thomas KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) writes in The Conversation about the big picture and major emphases of his MOOC class, Shaping the Future of Work, that kicks off online March 19.

https://theconversation.com/how-to-prevent-the-robot-apocalypse-from-ending-labor-as-we-know-it-112922

Randi WeingartenRandi Weingarten (American Federation of Teachers) tweeted that her union “added 88,500 members since #Janus — offsetting the 84,000 ‘agency payers’ eliminated because of ‪@Scotus. Workers are sticking w/their union because they know unions are vehicles to a better life and a voice at work and in our democracy. She linked to this Washington Post op-ed, “So much for labor’s funeral,” where she is quoted.

https://ecs.page.link/xTdx
Clair BrownClair Brown (UC-Berkeley) was interviewed on radio interview (podcast) on Yale Climate Connections on Buddhist economics.
 
https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/02/in-buddhist-economics-sustainability-trumps-gdp/
Stephen GreenhouseSteven Greenhouse tweeted out this Gallup story, “Labor Union Approval Steady at 15-Year High.” Top line: Public union support at 62 percent, steady for third year.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/241679/labor-union-approval-steady-year-high.aspx
Todd VachonTodd Vachon (Rutgers) has been a go-to media source on the employment implications of the proposed Green New Deal. See links below for two stories in Bloomberg Law in which he’s quoted and an op-ed in the Hartford Courant.
Green New Deal would Reshape Blue-Collar Jobs, Training - Bloomberg Law, March 1.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/green-new-deal-would-reshape-blue-collar-jobs-training 

Green New Deal is Likely to Splinter Labor Unity - Bloomberg Law, February 21
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/green-new-deal-is-likely-to-splinter-labor-unity  

A Green New Voice for Connecticut Workers - Hartford Courant, March 9
https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-vachon-green-voice-0309-20190309-iyqamuxtffd47jxabnwxqreqhm-story.html
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Submit a session or paper proposal today, deadline March 15, 2019, to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. This meeting takes place in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA, an exciting program attended by 13,000+ people. View the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2020-lera-assa-call-for-proposals

Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. Earlybird rates end March 25!The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at:https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Volunteer to chair a session at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee would like to invite you to volunteer to serve as chair of a session on the program.

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). LindedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3700382/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LERassn)! This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 
Chapter News

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Kris President, LERA President, and the Program Committee have looked through our program offerings and put together a selection of sessions throughout the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio that offer practical, hands-on professional development that will specifically appeal to our practitioner attendees ... including labor attorneys, arbitrators, mediators, government officials, and labor relations specialists, HR directors, managers, CEO's, and more.

Online Practitioner Program Guide

Join LERA-neo (Northeast Ohio LERA) on March 20 as they discuss “Work Product. Who Really Owns It?” Lots of workers work at home—sometimes with computers provided by their employers, sometimes with networks or web-based links to the main worksite. Who owns the work product? When the data commutes with the worker, what do workers and employers need to know, and how can labor and management prevent problems? Kathy McKinley, Esq., long-time counsel for OEA educators, will speak. 
New Jersey LERA will meet on March 25 for an evening with arbitrators Melissa Biren, Lisa Charles, and Joyce Klein with a “Red Light/Green Light” presentation addressing school law and health care involving contractual and disciplinary matters. For each issue, presenters will explore how arbitrators analyze the issues and how they determine the outcome.
The fifth meeting of the year for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of LERA will take place April 2. The topic for the April meeting will be “At-Will Employment and the Whistleblower Exception”. The Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law has twin aims: to encourage reports of actual or suspected violations of law, and to protect employees who file good-faith reports of governmental wrongdoing or waste. In 2014, the law was amended to broaden the definition of employer to protect employees of private-sector companies, as well as public bodies. The speakers, Elliot Strokoff, Esq. and Catherin Rowe, Esq. of Strokoff & Cowden, P.C., will discuss recent developments at both the state and federal levels.
The Greater Houston LERA Chapter hosted an event featuring Ernest DuBester of the Federal Labor Relations Authority on February 28, 2019, in conjunction with the National Academy of Arbitrators 42nd Annual Labor-Management Conference. See details: https://naaswr.org/conference/

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2019 March 1 ebulletin

March 1, 2019

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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Tom KochanThomas A. Kochan (MIT) and his colleagues are again offering the online (MOOC) course Shaping the Future of Work.This year’s iteration takes an even more of an expansive view than its predecessors of how to manage emerging technologies to create tomorrow’s workplaces that meet the needs of workers, businesses, their economies and societies. The eight-week class starts March 19. It is free or for a small fee includes a verified certification. More information and registration here:

Stephen SilviaStephen Silvia (American University) is quoted in the New York Times op-ed “Workers on corporate boards? Germany’s had them for decades.”

Michael ReichMichael Reich (UC-Berkeley ILRE) testified at the February 7, 2019 U.S. House Education and Labor Committee hearing on the "Raise the Wage Act of 2019." Here's the link to his testimony:
John BuddJohn Budd’s (Minnesota) MOOC, “Preparing to Manage Human Resources” is available in Arabic (as well as English):

Bob BrunoBob Bruno (Illinois) and his Project for Middle Class Renewal released a study, “The financial impact of legalizing marijuana in Illinois.” One key finding: 26,000 new jobs will be created if the state legalizes recreational pot that is supported by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) and his research are cited in “Union benefits go far beyond the workplace” in The Nation.
And he was quoted all over the media and twitter with his “one graph” that drew a sharp distinction between the reality of jobs growth versus the president’s statements:
Sylvia AllegrettoFrom Sylvia Allegretto (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment): “Here’s is a link to a documentary titled “The Informal Economy.” It follows four California workers facing structural discrimination but fighting to change policy and improve upward mobility for their communities. We follow the lives of a street vendor in Boyle Heights, a truck driver in Long Beach, a farm-working family in Coachella and an organizer in Oakland fighting for jobs for formerly incarcerated people. I am in the film and basically provide context to why so many folks work so hard only to struggle amongst the backdrop of such vast wealth and riches.”
 
https://www.kcet.org/shows/city-rising-the-informal-economy/episodes/city-rising-the-informal-economy
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Get Involved

Submit a session or paper proposal today, deadline March 15, 2019, to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. This meeting takes place in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA, an exciting program attended by 13,000+ people. View the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2020-lera-assa-call-for-proposals

Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. Earlybird rates end March 25!The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at:https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Volunteer to chair a session at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee would like to invite you to volunteer to serve as chair of a session on the program.

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

Chapter News

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Bill Canak (Middle Tennessee State), National Chapter Advisory Committee Chair, wrote chapter presidents about the LERA Board’s decision to encourage chapter presidents or their representative to attend LERA’s Annual Meeting, this year in Cleveland, June 13-16. Their conference registration fee will be reimbursed (up to the earlybird member rate) if they also attend the LERA Chapter Representatives Meeting on Friday morning of the conference. Questions? email [email protected].

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2019 February 15 ebulletin

February 15, 2019

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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Stephen GreenhouseJoseph McCartinHere’s Steven Greenhouse’s article, “The strike isn’t just for wages anymore. It’s for ‘the common good,’” discusses the revitalized new labor movement expressed in the American teacher strikes.
http://cinemontage.org/greenhouse-the-strike-isnt-just-for-wages-anymore-its-for-the-common-good/

Greenhouse references Bargaining for the Bargaining for the Common Good Network based at Georgetown and directed by Joseph McCartin. Read about it here. McCartin will write about bargaining for the common good in this year’s Perspectives on Work.
http://www.bargainingforthecommongood.org/about/
Chris TillyFrancoise CarreLou UchitelleChris Tilly (UCLA) and Françoise J. Carré’s (U. Mass.-Boston) book, Where Bad Jobs are Better, won the William G. Bowen Award from the Princeton University Industrial Relations Section.

Also named a noteworthy book was Lou Uchitelle’s (New York Times) Making It.
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) tells Al Jazeera English that no court has yet addressed the question of whether the government can fire federal employees working without pay for not showing up to work.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/labour-unions-protest-government-shutdown-190124162217282.html

Also in the San Francisco Chronicle (from The Conversation; Jan. 25):

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Are-federal-workers-being-forced-into-involuntary-13560850.php
Christian WellerEileen AppelbaumChristian Weller (U. Mass-Boston) tweeted the Washington Post story, “As a grocery chain is dismantled, investors recover their money. Worker pensions are short millions.” Past LERA president Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) is quoted in the story.
Charles WhalenCharles Whalen (SUNY Buffalo Center for Law and Social Policy) delivered the Presidential Address to the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) at the ASSA meeting in Atlanta on January 5, 2019. An extended version of his presentation ("Institutional Economics and Chock-Full Employment: Reclaiming the 'Right to Work' as a Cornerstone of Progressive Capitalism”) is available via the University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series. An abbreviated version will be published in AFEE’s Journal of Economic Issues in June.
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3314146
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) is quoted in “Twin cities construction is booming, and human traffickers are coming to feed” in City Pages.
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
Get Involved

Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Nominate a LERA Chapter! We are accepting nominations until end of day today, February 15, 2019 for LERA Chapter Awards to be presented at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting. There are eight different merit award categories that any chapter can be nominated for, just tell us why they are great! The online nomination form is at https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapter-merit-awards and on our deadlines page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines

*Deadline extended to submit a paper to the James G. Scoville Best International Paper competition. New deadline is February 15, 2019. You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Submit a session or paper proposal by March 15, 2019 to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. This meeting takes place in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA, an exciting program attended by 13,000+ people. View the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2020-lera-assa-call-for-proposals

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

Chapter News

Send chapter news and activities to Emily Smith (LERAoffice@illinois.edu) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Kudos to the Long Island LERA Chapter for providing discounts to student members on chapter events and membership dues! Long Island LERA also provides scholarships each year to students at local colleges who are studying for careers in the labor and employment field
Penn State has a new virtual LERA Chapter (VLERA), the first of its kind for the LERA. They are currently serving students and alumni of the Penn State School of LER program and have over 100 members in their inaugural year. They are conducting meetings online using a virtual classroom platform. They are also creating discussion forums related to contemporary issues in LER and are experimenting with methods to creatively engage with their members online.

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2019 February 1 ebulletin

February 1, 2019

LERA eBulletin

In the News | Get Involved | Chapter News | More Reading


Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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Clair BrownClair Brown (UC-Berkeley) joined signatories of top economists’ (including Alan Greenspan and Janet Yellen) carbon tax proposal that would pay an annual dividend of $2,000 to families of four.

Brown announced her signing in a tweet and said there is more to be done: “Yes, I signed the petition as an economist from ‪@UCBerkeley‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬. However a carbon tax is only one of the many policies that we need to create a clean energy economy as soon as possible that works for all people!” @350BayArea@BuddhistEthics @FossilFreeCA @foe_us‬‬‬ https://twitter.com/FossilFreeCA/status/1086291065110495232
Morris KleinerAt the recent ASSA/AEA LERA winter meeting in Atlanta, Morris Kleiner (Minnesota) presented a paper (co-author, Evan Soltas, MIT), “Occupational Licensing, Labor Supply, and Human Capital.” Also presenting at the session Tingting Zhang (Western New England U); Maria Koumenta (Queen Mary U., London); and Win Yin Chung and Peter Q. Blair (Clemson). Discussants were Edward Timmons (St. Francis U.) and Jason Hicks (Minnesota) and the chair was Alex Bryson, (U College London).

You can download Kleiner’s paper here:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3140912

And Chung and Blair’s working paper, “How Much of a Barrier to Entry is  Occupational Licensing?” here:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3286882
David WeilAlan KrugerLawrence KatzThe Jan. 16 Wall Street Journal (subscription required) editorial page discussed he research of David Weil (Brandeis), Alan Krueger (Princeton) and Lawrence Katz (Harvard) in “The real cure for economic insecurity.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-cure-for-economic-insecurity-11547683225
Tom KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) wrote an op-ed in The Hill calling for negotiation and mediation to come to terms with the partial government shutdown and furloughed federal workers and those working without pay.

https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/426260-give-federal-workers-a-voice-to-break-the-impasse
Heidi ShierholzHeidi Shierholz (Economic Policy Institute) blogs that union membership is down slightly in 2018.

https://www.epi.org/blog/the-number-of-unionized-u-s-workers-edged-lower-to-16-4-million-in-2018/
Timothy BartikTimothy Bartik and research at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research) are cited in “The Amazon HQ2 fiasco is no outlier” in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required).
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-amazon-hq2-fiasco-was-no-outlier-11544800749

Here is some of Bartik’s research.

https://research.upjohn.org/projects/207/
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
Get Involved

Register to attend the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Cleveland trip! You will find complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-anl-mtg.

Nominate a LERA Chapter! We are accepting nominations until end of day today, February 15, 2019 for LERA Chapter Awards to be presented at the LERA 71st Annual Meeting. There are eight different merit award categories that any chapter can be nominated for, just tell us why they are great! The online nomination form is at https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapter-merit-awards and on our deadlines page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines

*Deadline extended to submit a paper to the James G. Scoville Best International Paper competition. New deadline is February 15, 2019. You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Submit a session or paper proposal by March 15, 2019 to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. This meeting takes place in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA, an exciting program attended by 13,000+ people. View the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2020-lera-assa-call-for-proposals

Plan now to attend the LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium on "Alternative Work" held Saturday, June 15, 2019 in conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Read their invitation here

Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). This will help us reach others who may be interested in getting involved. 

Chapter News

Send chapter news and activities to Bernadette Tiemann ([email protected]) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Bill Canak (Middle Tennessee State), Nation Chapter Advisory Committee Chair, wrote chapter presidents about the LERA Board’s decision to encourage chapter presidents or their representative to attend LERA’s Annual Meeting, this year in Cleveland, June 13-16. Their fee will be reimbursed for their conference registration. Questions? email [email protected].
In conjunction with the Greater Houston Area LERA Chapter, the Southwest Rockies Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators will hold its 42nd Labor-Management and Employment Conference and Annual Meeting on Feb. 28 - March 1 at the DoubleTree Houston Hobby Airport hotel. Federal Labor Relations Authority Member Ernest DuBester will speak. The conference also includes a full day of National Association of Arbitrators advocates’ training as well as panels and educational sessions.

Find additional information at the Region’s website at www.naaswr.org, by contacting the Region’s Program Chair, NAA arbitrator and chapter member Kathy Eisenmenger at [email protected].

Chapter president Walter Darr (Houston Federal Mediation and Conciliation Office) writes the “chapter has partnered with the National Academy of Arbitrators Southwest Rockies Region’s Labor-Management & Employment Conference for several years and the partnership has well served both organizations well.”
 

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