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Meet the Newest Members
of the LERA Executive Board

President Elect | Academic | Neutral/Other | Labor | Management

ANNOUNCING THE LERA 2019-20 PRESIDENT ELECT - Back to Top

Adrienne EatonAdrienne Eaton

Vision Statement: I would like to help LERA continue to figure out how to expand its membership base and, in particular, how we can attract scholars with strong disciplinary identity but who study issues that are at the core of LERA’s identity.  Related to this is the need for LERA to better provide a platform for early career and diverse scholars and practitioners.  I would like to help LERA improve its record around diversity and inclusion throughout its operations.

Current Position: Dean (2018-present), Professor (2001-present), School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

LERA Activities: Member, Executive Board 2008-2009 & 2018-current; Editor, 2002-2009; Chair, Committee on Education 2000-2002; Panel/Session Organizer - (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017)

 

ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST ACADEMIC BOARD MEMBERS - Back to Top

Kati GriffithKati Griffith

Vision Statement: My goal is to help LERA to continue to become more interdisciplinary and more expansive in its reach beyond "traditional" labor and employment themes. LERA is poised to make key contributions to scholarly, practical and policy questions that have been raised by the changing world of work and worker organizing.

Current Position: Associate Professor of Labor & Employment Law, Cornell ILR, 2013-present; Chair, Dept. of Labor Relations, Law, and History, Cornell ILR, 2018-present; Associate Member of the Law Faculty, Cornell Law School, 2018-present

LERA Activities: Co-editor of forthcoming LERA volume, entitled "No One size Fits All: Worker Organization, Policy and Movement for a New Economic Age"; Panelist and Chair of panels related to LERA volume at LERA's 2018 Baltimore conference; LERA national member.

Jake RosenfeldJake Rosenfeld

Vision Statement: LERA is the rarest of organizations: it brings together academics from a range of disciplines with labor and industry leaders to solve pressing issues facing workers and employers.  Today, our increasingly winner-take-all economy presents LERA with a particularly urgent set of tasks: analyze the underlying labor market dynamics, prescribe solutions, and implement them through our partnerships with employers, labor leaders, and policymakers.  My priority as a board member would be to bring more people working on these issues into LERA's tent, especially those from the policy-making community and from academic disciplines currently underrepresented in LERA's membership.

Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, Washington University-St. Louis, 2015-present.

LERA Activities: Winner, 2013 LERA John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award; "Union Decline and the Wages of Nonunion Workers". Paper presented (w/Patrick Denice) at the January 2017 Annual Meeting of the LERA, Chicago, IL; "Union Decline, Voter Mobilization, and the Declining Political Power of the Working Class". Paper presented at the January 2013 Annual Meeting of the LERA, San Diego, CA. 

 

ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST NEUTRAL/GOVT/OTHER BOARD MEMBER - Back to Top

Heather BousheyHeather Boushey

Vision Statement: To bring my experience as an economist and organizational leader to support the continued growth and success of LERA by helping shape its mission and programming, offering guidance on the effective garnering and utilization of resources, and further elevating its work in the social sciences.

Current Position: Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, July 2013 - present.

LERA Activities: [email protected] panel member; LERA National Member since 2012; editor for an article in the 2017 LERA Research Volume.


ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST LABOR BOARD MEMBER - Back to Top

Erin JohanssonErin Johansson

 Vision Statement: Working people should feel emboldened by the strikes and collective actions this year among teachers, hotel workers, fast food workers and others. However, the new Gilded Age we are experiencing requires deeper collaboration between practitioners and academics to advance a broad and inclusive model of collective bargaining. My vision for LERA is that it advances opportunities for academics to play active roles in formulating strategies, providing expertise, and serving as spokespeople on worker-led campaigns. Coordinating its 2019 conference with the Labor Research Action Network will offer LERA members an opportunity to build more ties with the unions, worker centers and community-based organizations that are part of LRAN. As a Board member, I would encourage additional opportunities to turn LERA members’ research into action. Additionally, I would encourage LERA to join and even expand upon our LRAN initiative to recruit and retain more black researchers in unions and labor-affiliated nonprofits. Our campaigns, research and policy approaches will continue to be less effective as long as the dearth of black labor strategists and scholars remains. 

Current Position: Research Director, Jobs With Justice and co-coordinator, Labor Research & Action Network (LRAN)

LERA Activities: Former co-chair, Labor Studies Committee; Perspectives on Work editorial board

 


ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST MANAGEMENT BOARD MEMBER - Back to Top

Dan Altchek

Daniel Altchek

Vision Statement:  At a time when our public discourse pays lip service to cooperation, collaboration, and compromise, LERA and its members live those ideals.  And I've seen in my nearly 19 years of representing employers in labor law and labor relations matters that respectful engagement is the way to achieve the best outcomes for labor and management alike.  It would be a privilege to help LERA expand its reach and bring its message to new audiences.

Current Position: Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, Labor & Employment Practice Group, 2015-present

LERA Activities: President (2018) LERA Maryland Chapter; past First Vice President (2017) and Second Vice President (2016), LERA Maryland Chapter; accepted 2018 LERA Chapter Star Award on behalf of the Maryland Chapter. 

ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST MID-REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT BOARD  MEMBER- Back to Top

Robert ChiaravalliRobert Chiaravalli

Vision Statement: The practitioner’s challenge of how to help shape a future workplace where addressing organizational disruption and need for agility is achieved without leaving working people behind, is one of the reasons I participate in LERA at the chapter and national level.  I believe a vibrant set of chapter LERAs is integral to a vibrant national LERA, and the role of the regional vice president is to service the chapters.

LERA Activities:  President, LERA of Southeast Michigan 2002 – 2003 and 2016 – 2017.  At various times since 1988 served on the Chapter Advisory Board and Executive Board,  and as Chapter Program Chairperson. Served on the Executive Board of the National LERA 2007.  During Presidency 2002 – 2003, Chapter received awards for Chapter Turnaround and Communications.  Member, Automotive Council.   Article Presenter and Discussion Panelist at various Proceedings of the LERA Annual Meetings.  Charter Member of Rhode Island LERA Chapter.  Fellow of the National Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Current Position:  Principal, Strategic Labor & Human Resources, LLC, and labor/employment law practice, since 1999.