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2019 June 12 ebulletin

June 12, 2019

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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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/
Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
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Annual Meeting Preview: Cleveland Rocks
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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Chapter News

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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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

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
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 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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Chapter News

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.

Online Practitioner Program Guide

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 May 15 ebulletin

May 15, 2019

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

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].
Get Involved

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.

Online Practitioner Program Guide

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

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2019 May 1 ebulletin

May 1, 2019

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

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].
Get Involved

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.

Online Practitioner Program Guide

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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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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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].
Get Involved

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. 

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

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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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

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].
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

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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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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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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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.
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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

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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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2019 January 15 ebulletin

January 15, 2019

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David WeilFrancine BlauYou may have seen that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke at the 2019 ASSS/AEA meeting in Atlanta the first week of January. David Weil (Brandeis) was a speaker at the plenary session, chaired one session and presented at another. Here’s a list of the panels and speakers at the meeting.
http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp

Francine Blau (Cornell) was honored as a 2018 American Economic Association Distinguished Fellow at the meeting.
https://economics.cornell.edu/francine-blau-named-distinguished-fellow-american-economic-association

Next year’s [email protected] meeting is in San Diego, CA • January 3-5, 2020. open call.
Teresa GhilarducciDavid NeumarkListen to Teresa Ghilarducci (New School) and David Neumark (U. California-Irvine) on a marketplace.org podcast (3 min.) laying out what Ghilarducci described as “the most essential aspects of labor economics.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketplace.org/amp/2018/12/31/economy/minimum-wage-hikes-have-varying-effects-across-nation
John BuddJohn Budd has announced that an updated version of The Zinnia collective bargaining simulation is now online at http://www.thezinnia.com/. This simulation involves a fictitious 300-room hotel in Minneapolis (The Zinnia) and a fictitious local union. Students must explore the hotel and union websites in order to learn about the environment and determine their priorities and constraints, and then re-negotiate an expiring contract. Bargaining can take place by whatever means the instructor specifies (in person, online, etc.). This simulation is designed to accompany his textbook (Labor Relations: Striking a Balance, now in its 5th edition published by McGraw-Hill), but all of the simulation materials are freely accessible online for anyone to use. The simulation includes a costing spreadsheet for students. Instructors can contact John at [email protected] for the passwords to allow the hotel and union negotiating teams to access some private management-only or union-only materials.
Jared BernsteinJared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) is quoted in this New Yorker article, “A strong jobs report shows the benefit of a high-pressure economy.”

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/a-strong-jobs-report-shows-the-benefits-of-a-high-pressure-economy
Marick MastersMarick Masters (Wayne State) is quoted in the USA Today article, “GM offers buyouts to 18,000 workers: ‘The world is changing.’” GM and other auto makers are attempting to transform themselves into tech companies.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/11/07/gm-general-motors-job-cuts/1917501002/
William HerbertWilliam Herbert (Hunter College) is quoted at length in “Who’s leading the next unionization charge? That’s right: Florida” in The Nation.
https://www.thenation.com/article/whos-leading-the-next-unionization-charge-thats-right-florida/ 

Herbert is also quoted in “Blatant scare tactics: Iowa college leads crackdown on student unions” in The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/11/grinnell-college-student-union-appeal-national-labor-relations-board
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Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by today, January 15, 2019 (scholars and practitioners alike), including Dunlop Scholar Awards, LERA Academic and Practitioner Fellow Awards, Outstanding Practitioner Award, and the Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Award. Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Nominate a LERA Chapter!
We are accepting nominations until 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


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

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-december-2018-election-results. Please, congratulate them!

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

Chapter News

A new area of emphasis in the LERA eBulletin and our other publications is news from our chapters. Send news of activities to Bernadette Tiemann ([email protected]) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Olivia Mata writes that the Orange Co. (Calif.) LERA chapter’s annual dinner Jan. 15 in Anaheim features a presentation, “Immigration Issues in the Workplace.” The speaker is Joshua Stehlik, supervising attorney at the National Immigration Law Center. The presentation will be preceded by the annual election of officers and “a special tribute to our late colleague, friend and outgoing President Michael D. Four.”
Mid-Michigan LERA chapter President Deb Bittner writes that its January meeting in Lansing featured a presentation, “Weed in the Workplace,” by a Michigan State human resources and labor professor. It was a timely presentation. Michigan voters passed a referendum in November legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.

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2019 January 1 ebulletin

January 1, 2019

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Robert PollinEconomist Robert Pollin (U. Mass-Amherst) is quoted in the Marketplace.org podcast, “When does the deficit start to hurt the economy?” His answer: When the military budget rises significantly, the only place to make up the tax revenues is by cutting health care — Medicare, Medicaid and children’s health coverage.

Stephen GreenhouseRead the Steven Greenhouse story, “A kick in the stomach — massive GM layoffs leave workers distraught — and angry.”

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/27/general-motors-ohio-auto-car-layoffs
Teresa GhilarducciClair BrownTeresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) and Tony James, president and chief operating officer of Blackstone, have a new book, Rescuing Retirement. Clair Brown (UC-Berkeley) reviewed it in the 2018 Perspectives on Work. Here’s the book’s website.

Arne KallebergArne Kalleberg (North Carolina) has a new book, Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-being in Rich Democracies. We plan to have it reviewed for the 2019 Perspectives on Work.
 
http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509506491
Tom KochanRead Thomas Kochan’s (MIT) “Four ways how technology will change business,” on the Sloan School of Management website.

Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
Get Involved

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-december-2018-election-results. Please, congratulate them!

*Deadline extended to submit a research paper to LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition). New deadline is January 10, 2019. The AILR/LERA Best Papers paper proposal submissions are due by 1/15/19. You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Read for LERA Competitive Paper Competition: Let us know if you would like the editorial committee to consider utilizing your expertise as a reader in for the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s (LERA) double-blind, refereed LERA Competitive Papers Competition. Send an email to [email protected] if you are interested.

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2019 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

We hope to see you at [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

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

Chapter News

A new area of emphasis in the LERA eBulletin and our other publications is news from the chapters. Send news of activities to Bernadette Tiemann ([email protected]) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

The Maine LERA chapter just put up a spiffy new website. The chapter president is Sheila Mayberry; board president is Shari Broder, Esq. Both are arbitrator-mediators.

Visit the new website here: https://www.leramaine.org

Olivia Mata writes that the Orange Co. LERA chapter’s dinner meeting is taking place on Jan. 15 in Anaheim. It features a presentation on immigration issues in the workplace by Joshua Stehlik, Supervising Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center.

Preceding the presentation was the annual election of 2019 chapter officers  and a tribute to Michael D. Four, whom Mata describes as “our late  colleague, friend and outgoing Orange Co. LERA president.”

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2018 December 1 ebulletin

December 1, 2018

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Susan HousemanDavid WeilYou can hear Susan Houseman (Upjohn Institute) and David Weil (Brandeis) in a Nov. 15 Marketplace on the growing trend of “temps” in auto plants.

Chris RhombergChris Rhomberg (Fordham) published an essay on the 2018 strike wave among public school teachers in Zócalo Public Square, an online journal of news and ideas.
Christian WellerChristian Weller (U. Massachusetts-Boston) is quoted in this CNBC article, “What Social Security’s budget woes mean for your retirement benefits.”

Alan KruegerAlan Krueger (Princeton) published research, “Theory and Evidence on Employer Collusion in the Franchise Sector,” on the National Bureau of Economic Research website.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w24831
Robert HughesCheck out the study and blog by the Overland Resources Group that explains why “Chasing employee engagement isn’t yielding greater productivity.”

Send LERA member news placements, projects, books, comments. chapter news  and corrections to Michael Lillich, [email protected].
Get Involved

Submit a research papers by December 15, 2018 for competitions associated with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper by 12/15/18), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal by 1/15/19). You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Read for LERA Competitive Paper Competition: Let us know if you would like the editorial committee to consider utilizing your expertise as a reader in for the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s (LERA) double-blind, refereed LERA Competitive Papers Competition. Send an email to [email protected] if you are interested.

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2019 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2018 Annual Fund Drive. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions. Additionally, we welcome any feedback or pledges for the LERA Major Gift campaign that arrived a few weeks later.

Register to attend [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

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Chapter News
The Oregon LERA Chapter and its president, Janet Gillman, just held their annual conference in Portland, Oregon, where Tom Kochan (MIT) keynoted and along with his student, Alex Kowalski, conducted an interactive simulation on negotiating the shape of the future of work. Oregon LERA also hosted LERA president-elect Dennis Dabney and regional chapter vice-president Jim Pruitt (both Kaiser-Permanente), who made soft pitches for local chapter members to join the national LERA.

There was an announcement at the conference that LERA’s June 2020 Annual Meeting will be in Portland. 
The Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association’s (TERRA) Chapter held its 20th annual conference at Middle Tennessee State University’s Miller Education Center on November 16th. Theme: “The Future of Work is Now.” The day-long conference brought participants from every LERA constituency and students from across Tennessee and Alabama. Every session featured an engaging Q&A. National Chapter Advisory Council chair Bill Canak reports: “No animals were harmed in the conduct of this conference. A few egos were bruised.”

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Bob BrunoBob Bruno (Illinois Labor Education Program) is serving on Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzer’s job creation and economic opportunity transition committee.

https://capitolfax.com/2018/12/03/pritzker-transition-announces-job-creation-and-economic-opportunity-committee/
Rebecca GivanListen to a podcast featuring Rebecca Givan (Rutgers) explaining “What unions do” to a millennial audience.

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/what-do-trade-unions-actually-do-with-rebecca-givan/
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) is quoted in The Nation article, “This labor contracting case exposes Twin Cities’ seedy subcontracting underbelly.”
https://www.thenation.com/article/this-labor-trafficking-case-exposes-the-twin-cities-seedy-subcontracting-underbelly/
DavidAutorDavid Autor (MIT) is quoted in this New York Times article, “Hotel workers fret over a new rival: Alexa at the front desk.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/business/economy/hotel-workers-ai-technology-alexa.html
Louis HymanLouis Hyman (Cornell) has a new book Temp: How American work, American business and the American dream became temporary on the author’s website.

https://www.louishyman.com
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-december-2018-election-results. Please, congratulate them!

Submit a research papers by today, December 15, 2018, for competitions associated with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper by 12/15/18), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal by 1/15/19). You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Read for LERA Competitive Paper Competition: Let us know if you would like the editorial committee to consider utilizing your expertise as a reader in for the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s (LERA) double-blind, refereed LERA Competitive Papers Competition. Send an email to [email protected] if you are interested.

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2019 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2018 Annual Fund Drive. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions. Additionally, we welcome any feedback or pledges for the LERA Major Gift campaign that arrived a few weeks later.

Register to attend [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

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Chapter News

A new area of emphasis in the LERA eBulletin and our other publications is news from the chapters. Send news of activities to Bernadette Tiemann ([email protected]) and/or Michael Lillich ([email protected]).

Meeta Bass (Bass Dispute Resolution Services) writes that COLERA, the Columbus, Ohio, LERA chapter, is holding its December luncheon on Dec. 18. Dorianne Mason (director of the Cincinnati Second Chance Project and Community Legal Clinics) will present “Using Record Sealing, Expungement and Certificates of Qualification for Employment (CQEs)” to remove barriers to employment, employment, housing, education and civic participation for those criminal records.

Maretta Toedt (arbitrator-mediator) of the Houston LERA chapter sent this item: The chapter “hosted a Festivus for the Rest of Us in conjunction with the Texas Association of Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution to collect toys for the Houston Fire Department's toy drive. We raised a bit over $300. Our board member, Jennifer Ortiz, bought most of the toys and delivered them to the fire department.”

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Tom KochanTom Kochan (MIT) opined on the Boston NPR website on the recent walkout by Google employees to protest the digital giant’s treatment of sexual harassment by executives that reflects new forms of workers giving voice to their concerns in new ways.

http://theconversation.com/why-googles-employees-walked-out-and-what-it-could-mean-for-the-future-of-labor-106305
Dan GilbertKochan (above) and Daniel Gilbert (Illinois) (left) are quoted in the New York Times article, “Google workers reject Silicon Valley individualism in walkout.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/business/google-employee-walkout-labor.html
Harry HolzerEconomist Harry Holzer (Georgetown) reflects on the state of workers in the “full-employment economy” near the end of The Takeaway podcast with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/podcast-honduras-caravan-amid-trumps-threats
John BuddRyan LamareIn the last issue of the LERA eBulletin, we noted John Budd’s (Minnesota) research on union support of maternity leave being cited by Bloomberg BNA. That same research was also cited in The Atlantic. Also cited in the article is research by Ryan Lamare (Illinois).

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/10/unions-maternity-leave/574084/
Rose BattEileen AppelbaumCheck out this his article by Rosemary Batt (Cornell) and Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) on private equity and bankruptcies of major supermarket chains in The American Prospect.

http://prospect.org/article/private-equity-pillage-grocery-stores-and-workers-risk
Jacqueline ZalewskiJacquiline Zalewski (West Chester) has a new book, Working Lives and in-House Outsourcing: Chewed Up By Two Masters (Routledge).

https://www.routledge.com/Working-Lives-and-in-House-Outsourcing-Chewed-Up-by-Two-Masters-1st-Edition/Zalewski/p/book/9781138606319
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The Deadline is today, November 15 to submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee for the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio...Everything is linked at the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting theme  “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force”.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2018 Annual Fund Drive. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions. Additionally, we welcome any feedback or pledges for the LERA Major Gift campaign that arrived a few weeks later.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). This will help us reach others who may be interested in attending. Also, there is an album of pictures from the LERA 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore...be sure to check it out! Here is the album link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2239132006102994.1073741829.170857039597178&type=1&l=034c7596cc

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Eileen AppelbaumHow many people are employed in the gig economy? Not as many as you may think, according to Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

http://cepr.net/blogs/cepr-blog/just-one-percent-of-workers-do-gig-work-as-main-job-secondary-job-or-additional-income
Arne KallebergOfer SharoneArne Kalleberg (North Carolina) and Ofer Sharone (U-Mass, Amherst) are quoted in this New York Times feature, “Americans want to believe jobs are the answer to poverty. They’re not.” by Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Desmond.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/magazine/americans-jobs-poverty-homeless.html
John BuddJohn Budd’s (Minnesota) research on unions’ boosting maternity leave was cited in a Bloomberg Daily Labor Report (registration required) article:
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/unions-boosting-maternity-leave-use

Ruben GarciaRuben J. Garcia (UNLV Law) gave the Peter Mitchell Labor Law Lecture, entitled “Labor Law and the Public Interest,” at the National Law Students Workers Rights Conference of the Peggy Browning Fund in Baltimore on Friday, Oct. 12. The Browning Fund supports law students in summer fellowships supporting workers’ rights at unions, law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) is quoted in this Bloomberg BNA story on a Republican Illinois congressman with union endorsements and financial support.

https://www.bna.com/gop-candidates-labor-n73014481767/
Teresa GhilarducciThe latest from Teresa Ghilarducci (New School) and the Retirement Equity Lab, “52 percent of older workers forced into early retirement.”

https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/september-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55
Oren Levin-WaldmanOren Levin-Waldman (Metropolitan College) opines on the Janus v. ASCME decision in “Are First Amendment rights the new liberty of contract doctrine?” in the Yonkers Tribune.

http://www.yonkerstribune.com/2018/08/are-workers-first-amendment-rights-the-new-liberty-of-contract-doctrine-by-oren-m-levin-waldman-ph-d
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The Deadline is November 15 to submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee for the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio...Everything is linked at the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting theme  “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force”.

Make a contribution to the LERA 2018 Annual Fund Drive. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions. Additionally, we welcome any feedback or pledges for the LERA Major Gift campaign that arrived a few weeks later.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LERAssn/). This will help us reach others who may be interested in attending. Also, there is an album of pictures from the LERA 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore...be sure to check it out! Here is the album link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2239132006102994.1073741829.170857039597178&type=1&l=034c7596cc

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Rose BattThe Cornell ILR Review celebrated its 70th anniversary with a special immigration issue available online.
John Paul MacDuffieRead John Paul MacDuffie’s (Wharton) New York Times op-ed making the case for Elon Musk, SEC and public relations difficulties notwithstanding, as the right person to continue as Tesla CEO.
Sylvia AllegrettoLawrence MishelFrom the UC-Berkeley Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) and the Economics Policy Institute, “The Teacher Pay Gap Hits a New High,” by Sylvia Allegretto and Lawrence Mishel.
http://irle.berkeley.edu/files/2018/09/Teacher-pay-penalty-has-hit-a-new-high.pdf
  
And a CWED release, “The New Wave of Local Minimum Wage Policies: Evidence from Six Cities.”
http://irle.berkeley.edu/files/2018/09/The-New-Wave-of-Local-Minimum-Wage-Policies.pdf
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner’s (Minnesota) research is cited in “Democrats should fully embrace their labor roots” in The Hill.
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/401734-democrats-should-stop-shunning-their-union-roots

Here’s a link to his ILR Review paper:
https://www.jstor.org/stable/24369541?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Sojourner is also quoted in “The Truth about the Trump Economy” in Vox.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/24/17759940/donald-trump-economy-jobs-growth-obama
David AutorDavid Autor (MIT) is quoted in this New York Times article, “Apple’s $1 trillion milestone reflects rise of powerful megacompanies.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/business/apple-trillion.html
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Make a contribution to the LERA 2018 Annual Fund Drive. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations. https://lera.memberclicks.net/contributions

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force” will happen June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

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Lois GrayLois Spier Gray (Cornell) died Sept. 20 in New York City. Here’s a tribute.
Tom KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) is quoted in this Sept. 23 Wall Street Journal (subscription required) story, “Low unemployment, stagnant wages bring renewed labor strife.”
Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) is quoted in this important New York Times op-ed, “We’re measuring the economy all wrong.”
Francine BlauFrancine Blau (Cornell) is quoted in the New York Times article, “Companies say Trump is hurting business by limiting legal immigration.”
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) is quoted in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune column, “Rising costs are canceling out wage increases for most workers.” Nice photo, too.
David AutorLawrence KatzDavid Autor (MIT) and Lawrence Katz’s (Harvard) research is cited in The New York Times op-ed, “Labor’s share of the pie is still crumbs.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/opinion/labor-wages-inequality-midterms.html

Here’s their paper, “The fall of labor share and the rise in superstar firms”:
https://economics.mit.edu/files/12979
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force” will happen June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

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Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) is quoted in “Associated Press Fact Check: Trump on black unemployment.”
https://apnews.com/amp/d7a35c3d0ad342ad8b3a041226f06746
And in CNN Politics’ “Wages are growing, White House insists.”
Michael BelzerMichael Belzer (Wayne State) has an op-ed, “Truck Drivers are Overtired, Overworked and Underpaid,” posted on WBUR’s “The Conversation.”
https://theconversation.com/truck-drivers-are-overtired-overworked-and-underpaid-100218

His book, Sweatshops on Wheels (Oxford, 2000), is cited in this recent New York Times op-ed, “The trouble with trucking.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/opinion/sunday/the-trouble-with-trucking.html
Sylvia AllegrettoPaying less than minimum wage is bad for tipped workers, hard to enforce, and adds extra liabilities for restaurant owners, writes Sylvia Allegretto (UC-Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) in a new policy brief.

http://irle.berkeley.edu/should-new-york-state-eliminate-its-subminimum-wage/
Michael ReichMichael Reich and his research on Uber drivers’ pay in New York City are cited liberally in this article in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/nyregion/uber-drivers-pay-nyc.html
David NeumarkDavid Neumark (UC-Irvine) wrote a Wall Street Journal (subscription required) op-ed “Do what it takes to promote work.” He argues against raising the minimum wage and for increasing the Earned-Income Tax Credit.

Contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, with items of interest to LERA members for consideration in future eBulletins.
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force” will happen June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. 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.

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Timothy BartikBrad HershbeinLast month, we posted a link to a New York Times op-ed, “College may not be worth it anymore,” that cited research by Timothy Bartik and Brad Hershbein, both from the Upjohn Institute. They published a response that argued that the op-ed distorted the implications of their research. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/opinion/college-does-help-the-poor.html

For reference, here’s the original Times op-ed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/opinion/college-useful-cost-jobs.html
Tom KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) received the Frances Perkins Intelligence and Courage Award on Aug. 19 at Perkins’ home in Newcastle, Maine. Here’s the invitation. http://francesperkinscenter.org/2018-10th-annual-garden-party-award-ceremony/
 
Kochan also received the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress’ first International Academic Excellence Award at its conference this summer in Seoul, S. Korea.

**Thanks to Allison Beck (Allison Beck LR Strategies) and Greg Bamber (Monash) for the heads-up on these two well-deserved awards.

Dan MitchellNewshound Dan Mitchell (UCLA) posted this item on unionization efforts by staffers at the New Yorker and Fast Company on the LERA-D listserv.

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Teresa GhilarducciTeresa Ghilarducci (New School) is quoted in this Wall Street Journal (subscription required) article, “A generation of Americans is entering old age the least prepared in decades.”


Jared BernsteinJared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) is quoted in this New York Times article, “Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/business/economy/wages-workers-profits.html
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Registration opens September 12 at 11am EDT for LERA @ASSA 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. 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.

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force” will happen June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

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Richard TrumpkaJanice FineRichard Trumka (AFL-CIO) is quoted in “Money fuels fight to overturn anti-union law in Missouri” in the Wall Street Journal (Subscription required, Aug. 6).
https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-unions-win-in-missouri-1533553200?mod=hp_lead_pos10

The Missouri referendum passed in victory for labor. Read the New York Times story. Janice Fine (Rutgers) is quoted.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/business/economy/missouri-labor-right-to-work.html
Ruben GarciaRuben Garcia (UNLV) wrote an op-ed, “After Janus v. ASCME: Nevada’s unions provides the path forward for unions,” that ran on Salon.com.

https://www.salon.com/2018/06/29/nevadas-unions-show-how-organized-labor-can-flourish-even-after-an-adverse-supreme-court-ruling_partner/
Janice BellaceAnd Janice Bellace (Wharton) had her op-ed, “How governments can help unions in a post-Janus world,” published in Governing.

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-how-governments-can-help-unions-in-post-janus-world.html
Timothy BartikTimothy Bartik (Upjohn Institute) has his research featured in this New York Times op-ed, “College may not be worth it anymore.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/opinion/college-useful-cost-jobs.html
Stephen GreenhouseSteven Greenhouse (New York Times, ret.) published a feature, “Connecting public transit to great manufacturing jobs,” in the spring issue of American Prospect magazine.
        
http://prospect.org/article/connecting-public-transit-great-manufacturing-jobs
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