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2018 December 1 ebulletin

December 1, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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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].
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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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2018 November 15 ebulletin

November 15, 2018

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, with items of interest to LERA members for consideration in future eBulletins.
(217) 898-1928. [email protected]. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
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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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2018 November 1 ebulletin

November 1, 2018

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Michael Lillich
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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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, with items of interest to LERA members for consideration in future eBulletins.
(217) 898-1928. [email protected]. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
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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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2018 October 15 ebulletin

October 15, 2018

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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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, with items of interest to LERA members for consideration in future eBulletins.
(217) 898-1928. [email protected]. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
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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.

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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2018 October 1 ebulletin

October 1, 2018

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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
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.

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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2018 September 15 ebulletin

September 15, 2018

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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.
(217) 898-1928. [email protected]. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
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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.

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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2018 September 1 ebulletin

September 1, 2018

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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.

If you aren't subscribed to our ListServes you can here:  https://lera.memberclicks.net/listservs
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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, with items of interest to LERA members for consideration in future eBulletins.
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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.

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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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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, with items of interest to LERA members for consideration in future eBulletins.
(217) 898-1928. [email protected]. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, and here is more info: 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.

Save the Date! LERA @ASSA 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

Submit a nomination today. Do you know someone who would be great a great addition to the LERA Executive Board? We are currently accepting nominations for positions that would take office June 2019: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637

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Sylvia Allegretto“For fairness’ sake, nix the tipped wage” Sylvia Allegretto (UC-Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor of Employment Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics) writes in the NY Daily News about why it's time to 86 subminimum wages for restaurant workers. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/fairness-sake-nix-tipped-wage-article-1.3946261
Alex ColvinAlex Colvin (Cornell) had his forced-arbitration research cited in a New York Times op-ed, “Uber should do the right thing by all its employees.”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/opinion/uber-arbitration-sexual-harassment.html

Here’s his paper, “An Empirical Study of Employment Arbitration: Case Outcomes and Processes.” https://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/articles/577/
David AutorDavid Autor (MIT) is quoted in “America’s factory towns, once solidly blue, are now a GOP haven” in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required). 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-manufacturing-towns-once-solidly-blue-are-now-a-gop-haven-1532013368
Morris KleinerMorris Kleiner (Minnesota) was quoted on licensing boards in a Governing magazine piece:
     
http://www.governing.com/commentary/gov-state-licensing-boards-failing.html
Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) led a workgroup that produced a Gerontological Society of America (GSA) report, Longevity Economics: Leveraging the Advantages of an Aging Society. It looked at older-worker policies in Japan, Germany and Singapore. Here’s a Forbes magazine article about the study.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2018/05/10/how-these-3-countries-embrace-older-workers/#53d730351bd4

Here’s the report, a news release and a link to a video of Cappelli at a Capitol Hill briefing.
https://www.geron.org/programs-services/alliances-and-multi-stakeholder-collaborations/longevity-economic
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2018 July 15 eBulletin

July 15, 2018

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Jesse RothsteinMichael ReichSylvia AllegrettoKen JacobsJesse Rothstein, Michael Reich, Sylvia Allegretto, Ken Jacobs and the other folks at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (UC-Berkeley) were all over the media on the Janus v. AFSCME decision. Check out their IRLE Janus media archive. (The IRLE website (http://irle.berkeley.edu) is well worth regular visits.)

https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=1af5855024e085a4d02e7e5ac&id=c6176cc970
George ShultzLERA past president, and former U.S. Secretary of State (also Labor and Treasury) George Shultz (Hoover Institute) provides his guide to diplomacy on the Wall Street Journal’s Foreign Edition podcast.
 
https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/george-shultz-guide-to-diplomacy/8C77A851-31AE-4BA7-80ED-DCCE2BD7DE99.html
Aaron SojournerCheck out Aaron Sojourner (Minnesota) in this op-ed, “Right-to-work laws should be followed by right-to-invest laws” in The Hill.
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/395115-right-to-work-law-should-be-followed-by-right-to-invest-law

Here’s his Twitter thread:
 https://twitter.com/aaronsojourner/status/1013867344702173184 
Morris KleinerMorris Kleiner (Minnesota) is quoted in this Colorado Springs Gazette column, “Excessive occupational licensing hurts Coloradans who want to work.” 

http://gazette.com/guest-column-excessive-occupational-licensing-hurts-coloradans-who-want-to-work/article/1622564

Tom KochanTom Kochan (MIT), will be the 2018 recipient of the Frances Perkins Center’s coveted Intelligence and Courage Award later this summer. 

Details about the event are contained in this invitation and at the Center’s website at www.francesperkinscenter.org

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2018 July 1 eBulletin

July 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://eml.berkeley.edu/~jrothst/workingpapers/rothstein_mobility_april2017.pdf
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Thank you! LERA’s 70th Annual Meeting wrapped up in Baltimore on June 17. Thanks to all who put the program together, spoke, sponsored, presented papers and otherwise contributed to a grand meeting. Look for complete coverage in Perspectives on Work, mailed to all members in November. Mark your calendar now for LERA’s 71st Annual Meeting,June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

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2018 June 1 eBulletin

June 1, 2018

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Cappelli; Autor; Blau, Kahn; Benson; Weller

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Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) participated in the school’s Iron Prof presentation competition. He explore how students pay for college affects how hard they study.

https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/story/iron-prof-2018/
David AutorDavid Autor (MIT) was one of four professors who received the school’s 2018 most-prestigious undergraduate teaching award.

https://news.mit.edu/2018/four-professors-named-2018-macvicar-fellows-0305
Francine BlauLawrence KahnThe New York Times cited Francine Blau (Cornell) and Lawrence Kahn’s (Cornell) working paper in an article, “Americans may no longer prefer sons over daughters.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/upshot/americans-might-no-longer-prefer-sons-over-daughters.html
Alan BensonAlan Benson (Minnesota) has new research out. Read “This is why your boss is terrible” in Money magazine.

http://time.com/money/5168244/bad-bosses-explained

Benson’s research was also covered on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Christian WellerChristian Weller (U-Mass Boston) was featured on a retirement segment on PBS’s Nightly Business Report.

http://nbr.com/2018/04/24/retirement-confidence-survey-shows-troubling-trends/
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2018 June 15 eBulletin

June 15, 2018

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Blau; Cutcher-Gershenfeld; Basefsky; Yamada; Ghilarducci

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Francine BlauFrancine Blau (Cornell) is racking up lots of podcast coverage on the male-female wage gap.

Here she is on a FiveThirtyEight.com.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-pay-gap-is-way-too-entrenched-to-be-solved-by-women-alone/

And here on a Planet Money podcast:
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/04/09/600931069/mind-the-pay-gap
Joel Cutcher-GershenfeldDesigning Reality: How to Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution, is a new book by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld  (Brandeis) and his brothers Alan and Neil. Published by Basic Books, it came out in November. Check out the web site:

http://designingreality.org
Stuart BasefskyStuart Basefsky posted on the LERA-Dialog listserv a Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the record (low) number of work stoppages last year.

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/wkstp.htm
David YamadaDavid Yamada (Suffolk) has a blog on the themes of work and employment in the FX and Amazon Prime series “The Americans.”

https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/themes-of-work-and-employment-in-the-americans/
Teresa GhilarducciFrom Teresa Ghilarducci (The New School) and the New School Retirement Equity Lab: “Unstable or low-wage jobs make up more than half of older workers' job growth.”
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/april-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55

And her May older worker jobs report.
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/may-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55
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View the final program for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting!

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2018 May 15 eBulletin

May 15, 2018

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Allegretto; Kochan; Krueger; Blau; Herbert; Autor

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Sylvia AllegrettoSylvia Allegretto (UC-Berkeley) published an op-ed, “The Trump proposal for tips will only hurt workers,” in the Washington Post.
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administrations-proposal-for-tips-will-only-hurt-employees/2018/02/20/c9a8ea06-1598-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html
Tom KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) sent this Sunday Boston Globe Magazine piece,  “Why MBAs haven’t got a clue about front-line workers.” He cites the increasing interest among MBA students in work, jobs, labor and worker-management relations.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2018/04/26/business-schools-are-ignoring-american-workers-here-why-that-problem-how-business-schools-are-failing-rank-and-file-workers/VN3MDyWw7zcdd3z8Lf1jJM/story.html
Alan KrugerAlan Krueger (Princeton) is interviewed on this PBS Newshour Making Sense audio and video from Youngstown, Ohio, on the effects of opioids on the work force.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/opioid-crisis-decimated-american-workforce
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/opioid-crisis-decimated-american-workforce#audio
Francine BlauFrancine Blau (Cornell) has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association for 2018. She will receive the award on Jan. 5, 2019, at the AEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Here’s the list of honorees.
https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows

Here’s the AEA write-up on Blau.
https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows/francine-blau
William HerbertWilliam Herbert (Hunter College, CUNY) writes that the new issue of the electronic newsletter from the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education is out. Covered are Janus v. AFSCME and updates on faculty and grad students’ unionization efforts.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/April-2018-E-Note--News--Updates--and-Analysis.html?soid=1102372137664&aid=8EwiPtC_7YE
David AutorDavid Autor (MIT) is quoted extensively in the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman column on trade with China, “Some things are true even if Trump believes them.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/opinion/trump-trade-china.html
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Register to attend the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Baltimore trip! You will find more information about the special events here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-anl-mtg-events, and complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg.

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Reserve your hotel room before May 22, 2018, for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting to receive the block rate of $169/night.

Volunteer for a LERA Committee, and ask us about special activities planned for LERA Committee Members in Baltimore this June. Our committees govern the Association and its many services and programs. LERA accepts volunteers to staff committees year-round, and volunteer names will be provided to Committee Chairs when vacancies occur. Volunteer here.

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2018 May 1 eBulletin

May 1, 2018

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Cappelli; Boushey; Weil; Jayaraman

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Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) has an article, “Spotlight on the new rules of talent management: HR goes agile,” in the Harvard Business Review (subscription required).
https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2018/03/07/hbr-spotlight-on-the-new-rules-of-talent.html

He’s also quoted in a Washington Post column on leadership, “Trump’s ‘cascade of chaos’: What happens when there’s too much turnover at the top?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2018/03/15/trumps-cascade-of-chaos-what-happens-when-theres-too-much-turnover-at-the-top
Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) published “After 25 years, it’s time for paid leave,” complete with policy recommendations, on the center’s website.
http://equitablegrowth.org/person/heather-boushey/

She also co-edited the Harvard University Press book, After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality.
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674504776
David WeilDavid Weil (Brandeis) is quoted in this NPR All Things Considered story on the state, rights and future for contract workers.

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/26/593102978/unequal-rights-contract-workers-have-few-workplace-protections
Saru JayaramanSaru Jayaraman  (Restaurant Opportunities Centers United) is quoted in “The tipping equation” in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/11/business/tipping-sexual-harassment.html
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Congratulate the newest LERA Executive Board Members! Thank you to all members who participated in this year's election, either by running or by voting. You can meet your newest LERA Executive Board Members at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-2018-election-results. Please, congratulate them!

We also invite you to congratulate the 2018 LERA Award Recipients. These awards are conferred at the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Saturday night at the LERA 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Congratulations to all of the 2018 LERA Award Recipients, individuals and LERA Chapters, you are doing great work to advance the field of LER! 2018 Award Recipients can be found here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/award-recipients-2018

Register to attend the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Baltimore trip! You will find more information about the special events here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-anl-mtg-events, and complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg.

Volunteer for a LERA Committee, and ask us about special activities planned for LERA Committee Members in Baltimore this June. Our committees govern the Association and its many services and programs. LERA accepts volunteers to staff committees year-round, and volunteer names will be provided to Committee Chairs when vacancies occur. Volunteer here.

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2018 April 15 eBulletin

April 15, 2018

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Greenhouse; Jacobs; Autor; Ghilarducci; LeRoy

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Stephen GreenhouseRead Steven Greenhouse’s New York Times op-ed, the “West Virginia teacher strike is just the beginning.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/opinion/teachers-west-virginia-strike.html

Related: “Teachers go on strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky: It really is a wildfire.’”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/us/teacher-strikes-oklahoma-kentucky.html
Ken JacobsKen Jacobs (UC-Berkeley) is quoted on the Janus Supreme court case on public unions’ “fair-share fees” on this Marketplace podcast.

https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/02262018
David AutorNoble laureate Paul Krugman references David Autor’s (MIT) “China shock” paper in this New York Times column, “Trade wars, stranded assets and the stock market (wonkish).”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/opinion/trade-wars-stranded-assets-and-the-stock-market-wonkish.html

Here’s the China shock paper.
http://ddorn.net/papers/Autor-Dorn-Hanson-ChinaShock.pdf
Teresa Ghilarducci (New School) has new research out that says 40 percent of retirees will experience downward economic mobility.    
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/insights-blog/40-of-older-americans-will-experience-downward-mobility-in-retirement

And “Older black workers face more risk in economic downturns.”
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/march-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) was quoted in two newspaper stories, one about Disney workers’ bonuses and union negotiations in the Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/21/disney-workers-accuse-company-of-withholding-their-trump-tax-cut-bonuses

… and another on campaign contributions in The Daily Southtown.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-prevailing-wage-st-0328-20180327-story.html
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Meet the newest LERA Executive Board Members! Thank you to all members who participated in this year's election, either by running or by voting. You can meet your newest LERA Executive Board Members at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-2018-election-results. Please, congratulate them!

We also invite you to congratulate the 2018 LERA Award Recipients. These awards are conferred at the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Saturday night at the LERA 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Congratulations to all of the 2018 LERA Award Recipients, individuals and LERA Chapters, you are doing great work to advance the field of LER! 2018 Award Recipients can be found here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/award-recipients-2018

Register to attend the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Baltimore trip! You will find more information about the special events here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-anl-mtg-events, and complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg.

Volunteer for a LERA Committee, and ask us about special activities planned for LERA Committee Members in Baltimore this June. Our committees govern the Association and its many services and programs. LERA accepts volunteers to staff committees year-round, and volunteer names will be provided to Committee Chairs when vacancies occur. Volunteer here.

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2018 April 1 eBulletin

April 1, 2018

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Osterman, Blau, Appelbaum, McCartin, Tiraboschi

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Paul OstermanWe found Paul Osterman’s (MIT) 2017 Wall Street Journal op-ed (subscription required), “Why home health care costs too much,” on Tom Kochan’s Institute for Work and Employment Research web site. We’ll review Osterman’s book, Who Will Care for Us? in the fall Perspectives on Work.

http://iwer.mit.edu/2017/09/13/home-care-costs-much/
Francine BlauThe eighth edition (!) of The Economics of Women, Men, and Work by Francine  Blau (Cornell) and Anne E. Winkler its out.
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-economics-of-women-men-and-work-9780190620851

DIW Berlin, a German research institute honored Blau by naming a meeting room for her in honor of her research on gender issues and other topics! Congratulations Francine!

Blau also co-edited The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration.
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/23550/the-economic-and-fiscal-consequences-of-immigration
Eileen AppelbaumEileen Appelbaum (CEPR) and Donna Hitscherich (Columbia University) are quoted in this Marketplace story, “Toys R Us and why retail downturn is about debt.”

Read and listen here:
https://www.marketplace.org/2018/03/06/business/toys-r-us-and-how-retail-downturn-story-about-debt
Joseph McCartinJoseph McCartin (Georgetown) was quoted in “West Virginia walkout a lesson in a crowd-sourced strike” in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/us/west-virginia-teachers-strike.html?
Michele TiraboschiIlaria Armaroli (ADAPT — Association for International and Comparative Studies in Labour Law and Industrial Relations) sent the essay “Italy’s Industry 4.0 Plan: An Analysis from a Labour Law Perspective,” by Michele Tiraboschi (University of Modena). It is available below or on the LERA website under Member Projects.

http://ejcls.adapt.it/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/view/467
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Submit a session or paper proposal by April 9, 2018 to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. 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/2019-call-for-proposals-lera-assa

Register to attend the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. The program committee has scheduled a tremendous program plus many one-of-a-kind activities to augment your Baltimore trip! You will find more information about the special events here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-anl-mtg-events, and complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg.

Calling LERA book authors who are attending the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018. Would you like to display your recently published book at the meeting? Contact us to reserve space.

Cast your ballot for LERA Officers and Board Members by April 5, 2018. The LERA 2018 Election is open, and if you haven’t voted yet, you can do so in the next few days. Every vote counts, and you can also nominate potential leaders for the next election. Please nominate people who have the expertise and commitment to lead this organization forward. Only current LERA national members may vote, and you will find the candidate information here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/candidate-information-for-lera-2018-election.

Volunteer for a LERA Committee, and ask us about special activities planned for LERA Committee Members in Baltimore this June. Our committees govern the Association and its many services and programs. LERA accepts volunteers to staff committees year-round, and volunteer names will be provided to Committee Chairs when vacancies occur. Volunteer here.

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2018 March 15 eBulletin

March 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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In this Issue ...

Kochan; Appelbaum; Weil; Katz; Ghilarducci; McGahey

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In the News

Tom KochanParticipate in Tom Kochan's online course “Shaping the Future of Work”. Tom Kochan, MIT and LERA Past President, invites you to participate in the online course “Shaping the Future of Work” that begins March 20.

• Tom’s letter of invitation to LERA groups: https://lera.memberclicks.net/on-line-mitx-course-on-shaping-the-future-of-work-2018
• To sign up for the course: https://www.edx.org/course/shaping-the-future-of-work
Eileen AppelbaumEileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) was interviewed about productivity on Public Radio International’s Marketplace.

• Listen to the podcast. https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/02212018
• She was also quoted on another Marketplace podcast for a story on private equity and the bankruptcy of Toys R Us. https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/03062018
David WeilDavid Weil (Brandeis) was interviewed on “The Real Future of Work” on the Matt Townsend Show (Sirius-XM, subscription required. The discussion starts at the 20 min. mark.

https://www.byuradio.org/episode/28ff18bb-6e55-45b2-ae78-4f99f61b10ec/the-matt-townsend-show-future-of-work-switched-on-emotional-awakening-screen-cleaning
Lawrence KatzEconomist Lawrence Katz (Harvard) in a long-form interview on the gender pay gap, job fissuring and the economic importance of moving to a good neighborhood early in a child’s life.

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications/the-region/interview-with-lawrence-katz
Teresa GhilarducciA report from Teresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) on “The Precarious Economic Lives of Older Women.”

http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/november-2017-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55-2
Rick McGaheyRick McGahey (New School for Social Research) has published an article, “Robots, Universal Basic Income, and the Welfare State.”
https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/robots-universal-basic-income-welfare-state

His academic paper, “Universal Basic Income and the Welfare State,” is here.
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2863954
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
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Early Bird for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting ends March 25! Register before March 25, 2018 to take advantage of our early bird registration for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. Find complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg

Join a LERA Committee. Join a LERA committee. Ask us about special activities planned for LERA Committee members in Baltimore this June. Our committees govern the Association and its many services and programs. LERA accepts volunteers to staff committees year-round, and volunteer names will be provided to Committee Chairs when vacancies occur. Volunteer here.

Let us know!
If you have recently authored a book and would like it added to the possible books that will be reviewed in the LERA Perspectives on Work please let us know! Additionally, email if you would like to write a book review. [email protected].

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2018 March 1 eBulletin

March 1, 2018

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Budd; Jacobs; Marvit; Blau; Bernstein; Carré, Tilly; Herbert

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In the News

John BuddJohn Budd (Minnesota) was quoted in Equal Times on gender-equal parental leave.

https://www.equaltimes.org/gender-equal-parental-leave-an#.WpblWGcsBLQ
Ken JacobsKen Jacobs (UC-Berkeley) comments on what’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Janus v. ASCME case that would greatly weaken public-sector unions on the Feb. 26 Marketplace podcast.

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444600/marketplace
Mosh MarvitMoshe Marvit (Century Foundation) opines in the New York Times about the constitutional implications of the Supreme Court’s potentially overturning “fair-share” dues for public-sector unions in the Janus case.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/opinion/judicial-activism-supreme-court.html
Francine BlauFrancine Blau (Cornell) is quoted in a New York Times article, “Children hurt women’s wages, but not men’s,” that discusses the gender pay gap in Scandinavia. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/upshot/even-in-family-friendly-scandinavia-mothers-are-paid-less.html
Jared BernsteinJared Bernstein (Center for Budget and Policy Priorities) in “Liberals Wanted Fiscal Stimulus, Conservatives Delivered it,” in The New York Times, says he hopes the fiscal stimuli of the tax cut and two-year budget is the right thing at the right time. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/upshot/liberals-wanted-fiscal-stimulus-conservatives-delivered-it.html
Francoise CarreChris TillyFrançoise Carré (U. Mass.-Boston) and Chris Tilly (UCLA) have a new book, Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries and Companies (Russell Sage).
https://www.russellsage.org/publications/where-bad-jobs-are-better-0

Here’s an article about the book on the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs website: 
https://luskin.ucla.edu/u-s-retail-jobs-bad-doesnt-stay-way/
Bill HerbertBill Herbert (Hunter College, City University of New York) announced on the LERA-D listserv the online publication (with links to the articles) of The Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy, Volume 9.            

http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
eBulletin corrections and other items of interest to LERA members.
(217) 898-1928. [email protected]. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
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Submit a session or paper proposal by March 9, 2018 to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. 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/2019-call-for-proposals-lera-assa

Registration for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting is open! Registration is open for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. Register before March 25, 2018 to take advantage of the earlybird registration rate. Find complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg

Let us know! If you have recently authored a book and would like it added to the possible books that will be reviewed in the LERA Perspectives on Work please let us know! Additionally, email if you would like to write a book review. [email protected].

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2018 February 1 eBulletin

February 1, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Mishel; Mitchell, Liebman; Hochner; Weil

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  • Registration for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting opens today.
  • Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award today.
  • Nominate a worthy chapter for a merit award by Feb 15.
  • We want your opinion.

In the News

Read Robert Kuttner’s “Thank you, Larry Mishel,” (Economic Policy Institute) in The American Prospect.

http://prospect.org/article/thank-you-larry-mishel
Daniel J.B. Mitchell (UCLA) posted on the LERA-D listserv a Huffington Post article about the Trump administration’s rolling back collective bargaining rights that quotes former National Labor Relations Board chairman Wilma Liebman

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nlrb-labor-board-counsel-union-reforms_us_5a2440bce4b0a02abe91e2d3
Forty-one year LERA member Art Hochner (Temple) was profiled in the Philadelphia Inquirer upon his retirement. He talked about his career, union leadership and his complicated relationship with the university where he spent his career following being a community organizer.

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/temples-long-serving-faculty-union-president-retires-20171219.html
David Weil’s (Brandeis) tenure as the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Administrator is discussed in this article in Politico:
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/04/future-work-independent-contractors-alternative-work-arrangements-216212
He also had a Huffington Post op-ed, “Millennial employees aren’t the problem. The transformed workplace is.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/millennial-employees-arent-the-problem_us_5a317838e4b091ca2684ed54
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
eBulletin corrections and other items of interest to LERA members.
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Registration for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting opens today!Registration is open for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. Register before March 25, 2018 to take advantage of the earlybird registration rate. Find complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by February 1, 2018 (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, 2018 for LERA Chapter Awards to be presented at the LERA 70th 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

We want your opinion! Did you notice? We’ve moved to a biweekly schedule rather than monthly for the LERA ebulletin. We’re interested in readers’ feelings on the new schedule. Send your comments to [email protected].

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