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2018 August 15 ebulletin

August 15, 2018

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
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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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(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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2018 August 1 ebulletin

August 1, 2018

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
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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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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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2018 July 15 eBulletin

July 15, 2018

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Michael Lillich
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Bernadette Tiemann
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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

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 your paper to the Proceedings of the LERA 2018 Meetings by Aug 1, 2018: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/5565808 if you were a presenter at the LERA 70th Annual Meeting. Here are the guidelines

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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2018 July 1 eBulletin

July 1, 2018

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Michael Lillich
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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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Submit your paper to the Proceedings of the LERA 2018 Meetings by Aug 1, 2018: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/5565808 if you were a presenter at the LERA 70th Annual Meeting. Here are the guidelines

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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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.

Check out and register for the Special Events that are taking place during the LERA 70th Annual Meeting. The Maryland Chapter has worked very hard to add fun special events to the conference this year and they recently added a Maryland Crab Feast. Please make sure you are registered for the events you wish to attend as we expect to sell out of all special event tickets prior to the meeting. Here is the event page with link to the event registration form: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-anl-mtg-events

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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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
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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.

View the final program for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting!

Submit your paper to the Proceedings of the LERA 2018 Meetings by Aug 1, 2018: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/5565808 if you were a presenter at the LERA 70th Annual Meeting. Here are the guidelines

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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
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
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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.

Check out and register for the Special Events that are taking place during the LERA 70th Annual Meeting. The Maryland Chapter has worked very hard to add fun special events to the conference this year and they recently added a Maryland Crab Feast. Please make sure you are registered for the events you wish to attend as we expect to sell out of all special event tickets prior to the meeting. Here is the event page with link to the event registration form: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-anl-mtg-events

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.

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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

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Kochan; Appelbaum; Weil; Katz; Ghilarducci; McGahey

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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
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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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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/
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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

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2018 February 1 eBulletin

February 1, 2018

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Mishel; Mitchell, Liebman; Hochner; Weil

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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
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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

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2018 February 15 eBulletin

February 15, 2018

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Eaton, Schurman and Chen; Hunt, Dillender; Marvit; Bartik, Uchitelle

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In the News

Adrienne EatonSusan SchurmanMartha ChenCornell’s ILR Press has published Informal Workers and Collective Action edited by Adrienne Eaton, Susan Schurman (Rutgers) and Martha Chen (Harvard).

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100057040
H. Allen HuntMarcus DillenderH. Allan Hunt and Marcus Dillender have a new book, Workers’ Compensation: Analysis for its Second Century (Upjohn Institute). It’s available in pdf format at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research website at no charge.

http://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1262&context=up_press
Mosh MarvitMoshe Marvit (Century Foundation) in a New York Times op-ed “American workers need better job protections.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/opinion/american-workers-job-protections.html?
Timothy BartikWhen Foxconn (the iPhone manufacturer) opened a new plant in Wisconsin last summer, the state provided a lavish tax break for the company. It’s seven or eight times the usual incentive, says Timothy Bartik (Upjohn Institute) in this New York Times story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/business/wisconsin-foxconn-tax-subsidies.html
Louis UchitelleHoward Myerson asks, “Is Manufacturing’s Future All Used Up?” in The American Prospect. The article leans heavily on N.Y. Times economics writer Louis Uchitelle’s book, Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters. We ran an excerpt from Lou’s book in the 2017 Perspectives on Work.

http://read.nxtbook.com/tap/theamericanprospect/theamericanprospectwinter2018/index.html#is_manufacturing_s_future_all
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Submit a session or paper proposal to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA by March 9, 2018. 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

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

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2018 January 15 eBulletin

January 15, 2018

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 Budd; Batt&Appelbaum; Sojourner; Ghilarducci

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John BuddJohn Budd’s (Minnesota) blog Whither Work has been recognized as one of the Top 75 Workplace Blogs on the web.

https://www.feedspot.com/infiniterss.php?q=site:whitherwork.blogspot.com

The Whither Work blog is at http://whitherwork.blogspot.com/

Budd was quoted in “St. Paul teachers want companies, nonprofits to pay more for schools” on Minnesota Public Radio News.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/13/stpaul-teachers-want-companies-to-pay-more-for-schools
Rose BattEileen AppelbaumRosemary Batt (Cornell) and Eileen Appelbaum  (Center for Economic Policy and Research) are quoted in a New York Times op-ed, “Trump ran for the forgotten, then he forgot them.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/opinion/trump-wall-street-tax.html
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) was quoted in “Medicaid expansion takes a bite out of medical debt” on Minnesota Public Radio News.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/10/563029459/medicaid-expansion-takes-a-bite-out-of-medical-debt
Teresa GhilarducciTeresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) is out with some new research about nascent state-sponsored efforts to provide retirement-savings vehicles for private-sector workers without access to company retirement plans.

http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/insights-blog/state-retirement-reform-lifting-up-best-practices
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Write for LERA. Cover yourself in LERA glory by writing for Perspectives on Work, LERA’s practitioner publication. We’re looking for features on high-tech employment, op-eds on current issues in the field and book reviewers. Contact Bernadette Tiemann, PoW co-managing editor, [email protected], (217) 300-2951.

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Trump promised steelworkers jobs. They got layoffs instead. Read it in the New York Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/business/economy/trump-steel-industry-layoffs.html?_

Why white-collar criminals don’t do time in this New Yorker article on the book, The Chickenshit Club.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/31/why-corrupt-bankers-avoid-jail

What do you do if you have a baby, spotty low-wage employment and bills to pay? Listen to a Death, Sex and Money podcast interview-story “Why I Steal.”
http://www.wnyc.org/story/why-i-steal-death-sex-money/

The Freakanomics guys open the mailbag and answer listener questions on the economics of everyday — and not-so everyday — life. Listen to the podcast

http://freakonomics.com/podcast/how-most-social-good-100-dollars-other-faq/

“Trump administration to restaurants: Take the tips!” in the New York Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/opinion/trump-administration-restaurants-tipping.html

Podcast tip: The Wall Street Journal’s “The Future of Everything” year-end podcast featured 2017’s greatest hits, including urban farms, space law, Wall Street quants and 3-D printing.

http://www.wsj.com/podcasts/a-look-back-as-we-looked-ahead-in-2017/6860F3B0-299E-4E38-835D-378A5F22B094.html

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2018 January 1 eBulletin

January 1, 2018

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Eileen Appelbaum; Alan Krueger, Lawrence Katz; Tom Kochan; Fidan Kurtulus, Douglas Kruse; Virginia Doellgast

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In the News

Eileen AppelbaumEileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) in the Huffington Post, “No, the Republicans will not be able to sell their tax cut to the public.” 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-republicans-will-not-be-able-to-sell-their-tax_us_5a3c348fe4b0df0de8b063d3
Alan KrugerLawrence KatzAlan Krueger (Princeton) and Lawrence Katz (Harvard) are quoted in Harold Myerson’s “Low Unemployment Doesn’t Increase Wages the Way it Used to” in The American Prospect.
 
http://prospect.org/article/low-unemployment-doesnt-increase-wages-it-used
Tom KochanTom Kochan (MIT) comments in a WGBH story on the shortage of auto mechanics:
 
http://news.wgbh.org/2017/04/12/local-news/auto-mechanics-needed-relieve-industry-shortage
Fidan KurtulusDoug KruseFidan Kurtulus (U. Mass. Amherst) and Douglas Kruse  (Rutgers) have a new book, How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions? (Upjohn).
 
http://research.upjohn.org/up_press/241/
Virginia DoellgastVirginia Doellgast (Cornell) is the co-editor of a new Oxford University Press book, Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe. It’s out in January.

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/reconstructing-solidarity-9780198791843?cc=be&lang=en&# 
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Write for LERA: This year’s Perspectives on Work is in the mail to all members (possibly already received). We’re already doing advance thinking about the 2018 issue. We’re considering running several features on employment and technology. If you have research/ideas and are interested in writing, contact Michael Lillich, [email protected], (217) 898-1928. We’re also looking for op-eds, new member books and book reviewers.

Attend the [email protected] Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-assa-mtg

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2018 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Submit a paper for a LERA paper competition. There are several paper competitions with January 15 deadlines, so please visit https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines for complete information and submission forms.

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2017 December 15 eBulletin

December 15, 2017

LERA eBulletin

In the News | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

Peter CappelliMichael LeRoyDan Mitchell

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In the News

Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) on NPR,  “U.S. Employers Struggle to Match Workers with Open Jobs.”

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/547646709/u-s-employers-struggle-to-match-workers-with-open-jobs

Ruth MilkmanRuth Milkman (CUNY) is quoted in this American Prospect article about manufacturing workers at high-tech electric automaker Tesla who complain about wages and working conditions as well as efforts to organize through the UAW.
 
http://prospect.org/article/charge-time-electric-car-workers-accuse-tesla-low-pay-and-intimidation
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) in an op-ed, “The HR joke is on us,” about workplace sexual harassment and the courts in the Champaign News-Gazette.

http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2017-11-26/guest-commentary-the-hr-joke-us.html
David NeumarkDavid Neumark’s (UC-Irvine) research is featured in a Forbes magazine story, “The age discrimination law at age 50: A mixed bag.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/02/14/the-age-discrimination-law-at-50-a-mixed-bag/#c20c6ac1cf16
Dan MitchellEconomics-management-labor-pubic policy news hound Dan Mitchell (UCLA) on the LERA-D (dialog) listserv pointed to an article in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on reasons for officially low productivity increases since 2004 may be a product of mismeasurement.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.31.2.165
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.
Get Involved

Write for LERA: This year’s Perspectives on Work is in the mail to all members (possibly already received). We’re already doing advance thinking about the 2018 issue. We’re considering running several features on employment in high tech. If you have research/ideas and are interested in writing, contact Michael Lillich, [email protected], (217) 898-1928. We’re also looking for op-eds, new member books and book reviewers.

Attend the [email protected] Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-winter-meeting-assa.

Make a contribution: Have you made your contribution to LERA’s Annual Fund Drive? LERA could not offer the plethora of programs that we do without your continued support. Please contribute by December 31, 2017! Go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations.

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2016 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

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2017 December 1 eBulletin

December 1, 2017

LERA eBulletin

LERA in the News | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

Weller, Blau, Cappelli, Weaver, Levin-WaldmanKochan, Canak

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LERA in the News

Christian WellerChristian Weller (U. Mass.-Boston) in an International Business Times op-ed on the “voodoo economics” of the GOP tax bill:

http://www.ibtimes.com/voodoo-economics-makes-comeback-republican-tax-plan-enriching-rich-2612148

Francine BlauFrancine Blau  (Cornell) and Lawrence Kahn (Cornell) in a PBS Newshour analysis, “Why Women Continue to Make Less than Men.”

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/analysis-women-continue-make-less-men/
Oren Levin-WaldmanOren Levin-Waldman (Metropolitan College) writing in the weeks after the Charlottesville protest march: “What Happens When There is No Longer a Middle Class?” on the Employment Policy Research Network web site.

http://www.yonkerstribune.com/2017/08/an-economic-theory-of-justice-by-dr-oren-m-levin-waldman-ph-d-2

Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) comments in this NPR story on the state of H.R. in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment stories.

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/15/564443807/why-some-survivors-of-sexual-harassment-and-assault-wait-to-tell-their-stories
Andrew WeaverAndrew Weaver (Illinois) on the “skills gap” in the EAB Daily Briefing;

https://
www.eab.com/daily-briefing/2017/08/31/the-skills-gap-is-a-myth-according-to-this-economist
Tom KochanBill CanakBoth Tom Kochan (MIT) and Bill Canak (Middle Tennessee State, TERRA chapter) forwarded a Boston Globe op-ed that is of interest, “Transformative Automation is Coming. The Impact is up to us,” by MIT President Rafael Reif.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/11/10/transformative-automation-coming-the-impact/az0qppTvsUu5VUKJyQvoSN/story.html

Or on LERA’s Employment Policy Research Network:
http://www.employmentpolicy.org/page-1797721/5582909#sthash.oAkyJx7W.dpbs
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.
Get Involved

Submit a research papers by December 15, 2017 for competitions associated with the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper by 12/15/17), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal by 1/15/18). 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.

Attend the [email protected] Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-winter-meeting-assa.

Make a contribution to the LERA Annual Fund Drive 2017. 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.

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2016 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

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2017 November 15 eBulletin

November 15, 2017

LERA eBulletin

LERA in the News | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

George Shultz; Ken May; Michael Belzer; Eileen Appelbaum, Rose Batt; Michael LeRoy;

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LERA in the News

George ShultzGeorge Shultz, past LERA president and U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury and Labor, now 96 and still very sharp, is rereleasing Turmoil and Triumph, his memoir of his years as Secretary of State in the Reagan administration.

Read the transcript of the NPR interview with Shultz (Oct. 4): http://www.npr.org/2017/10/04/555710502/reagan-administration-secretary-of-state-reflects-on-his-tenure-and-tillersons

Here’s the link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Turmoil-Triumph-Years-Secretary-State/dp/0684193256/

Ken MayKen May’s Contract Bargaining Handbook for Local Union Leaders is out in its second edition. Check it out on the LERA website:

https://lera.memberclicks.net/second-edition-contract-bargaining-handbook-for-local-union-leaders
Michael BelzerMichael Belzer (Wayne State) sent in his paper, "Why Do Long Distance Truck Drivers Work Extremely Long Hours?” as a sequel to the Steven Greenhouse story on driverless cars in the Nov. 1 LERA ebulletin.

You can access his article here: https://goo.gl/M5Xx47 Free download of article available using "Read Publication" button at the bottom of the blog until November 24.


After November 24 the article can be found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1035304617728440
Working paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3013200

Here’s the Greenhouse article: http://prospect.org/article/driverless-future
Eileen AppelbaumRose BattHarold Myerson, writing about economic development policies for left-behind parts of the country in an American Prospect article, references Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) and Rose Batt’s (Cornell) article, “Who is Wilbur Ross?” We ran it in a previous ebulletin. If you missed it, here’s a second chance.
 
http://prospect.org/article/who-wilbur-ross
 
Here’s the Myerson “Place Matters” article: http://prospect.org/article/place-matters
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy  (Illinois) is quoted in the New York Times article, “Goodell and N.F.L. Owners Break From Players on Anthem Kneeling Fight.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/sports/football/nfl-goodell-anthem-kneeling.html?
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.
Get Involved

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by end of day today, November 15, 2017, and here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting “Shaping the Future of Work: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models” will happen June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Find details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg; it will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Submit a paper by December 15, 2017 for research competitions associated with the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal). 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.

Save the Date: [email protected], January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-winter-meeting-assa.

Make a contribution to the LERA Annual Fund Drive 2017. 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.

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2017 November 1 eBulletin

November 1, 2017

LERA eBulletin

Member Projects | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

Peter Cappelli; Chris Tilly; Stephen Silvia; Harry Katz, Tom Kochan, Alex Colvin; Heather Boushey; Steven Greenhouse, Lawrence Katz, David Autor, Michael Belzer; Tony Dundon, Danny Roberts

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Member Projects

Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) in a Washington Post On Leadership column on “How to Save Good Jobs.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/02/10/how-to-save-good-jobs

 
Chris TillyChris Tilly (UCLA) is quoted in an article in the Long Beach Press Telegram about the Longshoreman’s union membership lottery:

http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20170605/winners-of-longshore-lottery-drawing-know-they-havent-hit-jackpot-yet

Attendees at LERA’s 69th Annual Meeting took a guided tour of the Longshoreman’s union and the technologically state-of-the-art Long Beach Container Terminal. Look for a story, “Dockworkers meet the digital future,” in Perspectives on Work, out this month.
Steven SilviaStephen J. Silvia’s (School of International Service and American University) article, “The United Auto Workers Attempts to unionize Volkswagen, Chattanooga,” published in the 2017 Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2017, is the winner of the 2017 Best Paper Competition LERA/ILR Review Special Series in Employment Relations.

Karry KatzTom KochanAlex ColvinThe fifth edition of the collective bargaining textbook, An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (Cornell ILR Press) by LERA president Harry Katz (Cornell), Tom Kochan (MIT) and Alex Colvin (Cornell) is out.

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100199890

Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) is quoted in a New York Times article, “Household Debt Makes a Comeback.”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/business/dealbook/household-debt-united-states.html?

 

Steven GreenhouseLawrence KatzDavid AutorMichael BelzerSteven Greenhouse, writing in the American Prospect, says driverless cars are a future jobs killer. He quotes Lawrence Katz (Harvard), David Autor (MIT) and Michael Belzer (Sound Science Inc.).

http://prospect.org/article/driverless-future
Tony DundonDanny RobertsTony Dundon (Manchester – UK) is co-author of a new book, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Employee Relations.
 
https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/a-very-short-fairly-interesting-and-reasonably-cheap-book-about-employment-relations/book242689

Danny Roberts (University of the West Indies) reviews the charmingly self-deprecatorily titled book in the 2017 Perspectives on Work out in November.
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.
Get Involved
Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2017, and here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting “Shaping the Future of Work: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models” will happen June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Find details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg; it will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Submit a paper by December 15, 2017 for research competitions associated with the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal). You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Save the Date: [email protected], January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-winter-meeting-assa.

Make a contribution to the LERA Annual Fund Drive 2017. 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.

More Reading, Viewing and Listening

  1. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, Public Radio International’s The World devoted its Oct. 20th podcast to a discussion of sexual harassment in the international workplace.
    http://www.npr.org/ podcasts/381444246/pri-s-the-world

  2. Watch/read Paul Solomon in his Making Sense segment of the PBS News Hour on retail employment in the age of Amazon:
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/warby-parkers-ceo-thrive-retail-big-box-stores-dying/

  3. “The Jobs Americans Do” feature from the New York Times.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/magazine/the-new-working-class.html

  4. Here’s an Atlantic magazine Q&A with economist and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford about his new book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/09/tim-harford-50-inventions/540276/

  5. “The Art of Negotiating” on the BBC business news podcast. Bonus commentary from the Financial Times’ acerbic Lucy Kellaway on how one should react to being sacked in the contemporary business world:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstwy7

  6. Jobs of the future? No problemo. Read the New York Times op-ed.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/opinion/sunday/no-that-robot-will-not-steal-your-job.html?
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