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Conference Activities  •  6/1/2022
10 - 10:45 am ET
Moderators: Virginia Doellgast and Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University
11 - 11:45 am ET
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
12 - 12:45 pm ET
Membership Committee Meeting—Committee Stream
Moderators: David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles; and Tazewell Victor Hurst III, IAMAW
1 - 1:45 pm ET
Development Committee Meeting—Committee Stream
Moderators: Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente; and Harry C. Katz, Cornell University
1:45 - 2:30 ET
2:30 - 3:15 pm ET
Moderator: William Spriggs, AFL-CIO
3:30 - 4:15 pm ET
Editorial Committee Meeting—Committee Stream
Moderator: Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5:15 - 5:30 pm ET
5:30 - 7 pm ET
Moderator: Wilma B. Liebman, LERA President


Conference Activities  •  6/2/2022
10:30 - 10:45 am ET
Moderators: Emily Smith and Bernadette Tiemann, LERA
11 - 11:30 am ET
Wilma Liebman, LERA President, will interview the Honorable Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor. Lynn Rhinehart will immediately follow the Secretary with a special appeal to the LERA membership
Moderator: Paul F. Clark, President-Elect and Program Chair
Featured Speaker: The Honorable Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor
11:45 am - 12:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
1.1  Confronting 'Freedom of Contract' with Labor Market Realities (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Kathryn Edwards, Rand Corporation
Presenters: Lawrence Mishel*, Economic Policy InstituteThe Legal "Freedom of Contract" Framework Willfully, and Incorrectly, Ignores the Absence of Full Employment
Suresh Naidu*, Columbia University; and Michael Carr, University of Massachusetts-BostonIf You Don't Like This Job, You Can Always Quit?
Kathryn Edwards*, Rand CorporationFinancial and Work-life Considerations Limit a Worker's Ability to Quit
Discussants: Brishen Rogers, Georgetown University; and Lorenzo Lagos, Brown University
Organizers of a worker-centered, multi-industry collaborative will discuss how they leverage national dislocated worker resources to amplify the voices of line cooks, room attendants, bartenders, meatcutters, retail food workers, and unemployed or underemployed workers from historically marginalized communities to improve labor outcomes in the hospitality, construction, and retail food sectors. A worker trainee and a worker educator will highlight their experiences in designing, implementing, and refining the work.
Moderator: Pamela L. Egan, University of California, Berkeley
Panelists: Adine Forman, Hospitality Training Academy; Sara Miles, UFCW Western States Council; and Anne McMonigle, Apprenticeship Readiness Fund
This session will look at the ways union-management partnerships can help healthcare organizations address critical workforce issues. Retention, turnover, and the inability to recruit new employees are all facets of the critical challenge of staff shortages in healthcare organizations. These issues have traditional been seen as management responsibilities, however unions and union employees are significantly impacted by the problem of inadequate staff and can play an important role in trying to address this challenge when working in partnership with healthcare administrators. The healthcare workforce is in crisis with leaving for temporary agency stints or leaving healthcare all together. Often the state of the workforce has been viewed as managements’ responsibilities. Some unions are taking a new approach and getting more deeply involved in a more deeply collaborative role in engaging on recruitment, retention, and training of workers to address this crisis. This new approach helps illuminate how a transformed relationship between labor and management might emerge.
Moderator: Paul F. Clark, President-Elect and Program Chair
Panelists: Zach Zobrist, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania; Will Erickson, SHARE/AFSCME, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Mike Pacinda, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; and Patricia (Polly) Pittman, The George Washington University
1.4  LERA/AILR Best Papers (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 4
Chairs: David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles; and Paul J. Gollan, University of Wollongong
Presenters: John Fitzpatrick LeCounte*, Texas A&M UniversityHuman Resource Management Solutions: Implications for Small Business Owners Managing Labor Unionization and Employee Relations
Xinguo Yu, Hengxu Song and Ting Ren*, Peking University; and Yanbo Xue, Career Science Lab, BOSS ZhipinQuantifying Resilience of Labor Market to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Large-scale Online Recruitment Behavior
Edward Patrick McDermott* and Ruth Obar, Salisbury UniversityOnline Mediation Participant Experience At The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Do The Data Herald The Creative Destruction of In-person Dispute Resolution?
Ariel C. Avgar*, Cornell UniversityConceptualizing Conflict: Ideas and Beliefs about Workplace Conflict and their Implications for Union and Nonunion Dispute Resolution Models
1.5  Achieving Diversity in Labor Arbitrator Selection (Panel)—Breakout Stream 5
Session Panelists will discuss the "Ray Corollary Initiative", in which they propose ways to diversify the selection of arbitrators in dispute-resolution, by expanding the ABA's Resolution 105, and thinking outside the box in other ways as well. Advocates for labor and management will offer their own suggestions for improving the diversity of the pool of active arbitrators
Moderator: Sarah Miller Espinosa, SME Dispute Resolution, LLC
Discussants: Homer C. La Rue, Howard University; Alan Symonette, SymonetteADR Services Inc; and To be announced To be announced, NAA
1.6  LERA Best Papers Session I: Voice in the Time of Crisis (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Guy Mundlak, Tel-Aviv University
Presenters: Lilach Lurie*, Tel Aviv University; and Guy Mundlak, Tel-Aviv UniversityIndustrial Relations and the COVID-19 Crisis in Israel
Sean O'Brady*, McMaster University; and Virginia Doellgast, Cornell UniversityCollective Responses to Work from Home During the Pandemic: A Comparison of Contact Centers in Canada, Germany, and the U.S.
11:45 am - 12:45 pm ET
Moderators: John McCarthy, Cornell University; and Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University
1 - 2 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute
Presenters: Jasmina Chauvin, Georgetown University; Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard Business School; and Megan Lawrence*, Vanderbilt UniversityWhere in the World is My (Virtual) Headquarters?
Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard Business School; Sujin Jang and Victoria Sencevko*, INSEADTemporary Colocation and Performance of Remote Workers: Evidence from a Fully Remote Organization
Vanessa Conzon*, Boston College, Carroll School of ManagementGendered Constraints in Role Performances: Gender Differences in How Managers Experience and Respond to Gender Equality-Related Practices and Policies
Christopher Erickson, University of California-Los Angeles; and Peter Norlander*, Loyola University of ChicagoInstitutional and Technological Predictors of Remote Work Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Discussant: Thomaz Teodorovicz, Harvard Business School
This workshop session will feature FMCS clients who, with the assistance of an FMCS mediator rebuilt contentious, broken relationships and are now thriving.
Moderators: Eileen B. Hoffman and Denise Patterson McKenney, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Gino Renne, UFCW local 1994 MCGEO; Roberta Phillips, Prince Georges County (Maryland) Memorial Library System; Eileen B. Hoffman and Antoinette Turner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Chair: Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
Presenters: Barbara Schuster*, The New School for Social Research, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis; and Siavash Radpour, The New School for Social ResearchThe Marital Dynamics of Women's Retirement Decision during the Pandemic Recession
Feridoon Koohi-Kamali, Aida Farmand and Jose Pedro Bastos Neves*, The New School for Social ResearchThe Duration of U.S. Joblessness and the Great Recession
Truc Bui*, Tulane UniversityEvidence on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Recession on Labor Outcomes among Older Workers
Discussants: Karen Smith, Urban Institute; Monique Morrissey, Economic Policy Institute; and Siavash Radpour, The New School for Social Research
2.4  Labor and Employment Journalists (Panel)—Breakout Stream 4
This proposed session is intended to provide a forum for professional journalists to discuss some of the challenges they face in doing labor and workplace reporting and to provide LERA members - college/university faculty, third party neutrals, union representatives, management representatives, and labor and employment attorneys - enhanced understanding of these challenges.
Moderators: David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles; and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
Panelists: Lydia DePillis, The New York Times; Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg; Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Noam Scheiber, The New York Times
This session explores how various institutions are navigating new concerns with those driving the Great Resignation ... employees. The panel identifies and defines the roles of key positions within organizations, discusses conflict trends surfacing in the workplace, and how organizations can work both independently and collectively to resolve current workplace challenges and conflicts.
Moderator: Ashley J. Davis, University of Washington
Panelists: Christopher Rice, Chevron Global; Dawn Bedlivy, NSA Ombuds; and Julie Weber, Brown University
2.6  LERA Best Papers Session II: Work Practices (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University
Presenters: Christophe Combemale* and Kate S. Whitefoot, Carnegie Mellon UniversityNew Technology, New Hierarchy? Implications of Product and Process Innovations for the Division of Problem Solving
Justin Vinton*, Rutgers UniversityMiddle Management Implementation of Labor-Management Partnership at the Unit-Level: The Interplay Between Leadership Roles and the Institution
Hua Liu* and Kuang Tang, Renmin University of China; and Mingwei Liu, Rutgers UniversityManagerial Perceptions of Employee Value and Adoption of High Involvement Work Practices: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Survey in China
1 - 2 pm ET
Moderators: Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University; Bradley R. Weinberg, Queen's University; and Janet Gillman, Oregon Employment Relations Board
2:15 - 3 pm ET
Moderator: William Spriggs, AFL-CIO
Panelists: Heather Boushey, Council of Economic Advisers in the Biden administration; and Ioana Marinescu, University of Pennsylvania
3:15 - 4:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
3.1  What Can States Do About Worker Voice (Panel)—Breakout Stream 1
Federal law heavily restricts states and cities from passing their own private sector labor laws. But in recent years, local lawmakers have been seizing on the gaps (or potential ones) in that federal pre-emption, trying to boost worker voice in the ways that U.S. law still leaves them the discretion to pursue. Cities or states have been pursuing strategies including creating forms of bargaining for workers who are explicitly or arguably excluded from federal protections; leveraging the involvement of public funds to insist on labor harmony; and establishing industry boards with worker representation to address issues like safety. With federal labor law overhaul still facing daunting obstacles, what are the pros and cons of these local approaches? How much difference will or won't they make?
Moderator: Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg
Panelists: Jessica Ramos, New York State Senate; Lorena Gonzalez, California Labor Federation; Kate Andrias, Columbia University; and Mary Joyce Carlson, counsel to Fight for Fifteen
3.2  Worker Power in Platform Ecosystems (Panel)—Breakout Stream 2
One of the most widely debated topics in labor and employment relations concerns whether digital technologies will stifle worker voice and bargaining power, or whether technology can be used to amplify worker voice and strengthen their bargaining power. This session provides an in-depth examination of how platform technologies affects the bargaining power and voice of traditionally disadvantaged workers. These presentations illustrate the importance of worker voice and participation in technology creation and development, and the potential for workers and organizers to use technology to enhance their bargaining power.
Moderator: Adam Seth Litwin, Cornell University
Presenters: Jenna E. Myers*, University of TorontoPlatform Brokerage for the Representation of Low-powered Groups During Technology Development
Michael David Maffie*, Pennsylvania State UniversityMoonlighting in the Gig Economy: New Forms of Worker Power
Duanyi Yang, Cornell University; and Tingting Zhang*, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignVoice without Representation: Worker Voice in China's Networked Public Sphere
3.3  Challenges of Collective Bargaining (Part A: USA) (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 3
Chair: Lorenzo Lagos, Brown University
Presenters: Kerwin K Charles, Yale University; Matthew S. Johnson*, Duke University; and Nagisa Tadjfar, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTrade Competition and the Decline in Union Organizing: Evidence from Certification Elections
Anna Stansbury*, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDo US Firms Have an Incentive to Comply with the FLSA and the NLRA?
Matt Mazewski* and Suresh Naidu, Columbia University; and Brendan Moore, Stanford UniversityCauses of Union Decline in the United States: Evidence from a Novel County-Level Dataset
Discussants: Ihsaan Bassier, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Viola Corradini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3.4  Using Text Data to Study Work and the Labor Market (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 4
Chair: Nathan Wilmers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Sarah H. Bana*, Chapman Universitywork2vec: Using Language Models to Understand Wage Premia
Peter Norlander*, Loyola University of Chicago; and Stephen Meisenbacher, Technical University of MunichBuilding a Firm-level Dataset of Employment Practices with Context Rule Assisted Machine Learning ("CRaML")
Carly Knight*, New York University; and Nathan Wilmers, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe Dynamics of Managerial Ideologies: Ideological Reorientation in the Transformation of Work, 1935-2005
Jason Sockin*, University of PennsylvaniaShow Me the Amenity: Are Higher-Paying Firms Better All Around?
Discussant: Aaron Sojourner, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
The session introduces two recent studies on the performance of the EEOC mediation program. The data includes two in-person mediation evaluations - a 2000 benchmark measures on participant evaluation and mediation outcomes measured and then 2018 and 2019 measures prior to the move to online mediation. The same in-person measures, plus new ones, are then applied to participant experience in online dispute resolution via video platform that ensued at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second recently completed study consists of EEOC Mediator comparison of in-person mediation to online mediation using a set of 2001 benchmark measures plus many new measures comparing online mediation to in-person mediation. This is the most comprehensive data comparing in person to online mediation and includes a twenty year timeframe. These data will encourage an audience discussion/debate over the future of ODR. We ask the audience to be prepared to respond to our polls and voice their observations.
Moderator: Robert Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor & Human Resources, LLC
Presenters: Edward Patrick McDermott* and Ruth Obar, Salisbury UniversityEmployment Dispute Resolution Revolution - The Mediators' Perspective on the Use of Online Video Platforms in Mediation at the EEOC
Ruth Obar* and Edward Patrick McDermott, Salisbury UniversityAn Analysis of Participant Perceptions and Conduct In Online Video Mediation at the EEOC
Discussants: Stephen Ichniowski, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; and David Larson, Mitchell-Hamline School of Law
3.6  LERA Best Papers Session III: Organized Voice (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Michael Loconto, Labor Arbitrator
Presenters: Yao Yao*, University of Ottawa; and Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at MontréalDigital Solidarity: Worker Collectives in the Virtual Space
Deborah Moy*, California Transit Works!It's Our Work! Empowering Frontline Worker Voice for Unionized Coach Operators
John S. Ahlquist*, University of California, San DiegoEmployee Hardship Funds as Mutual Aid: Private Welfare, Unionization, and Social Insurance
3:15 - 5:30 pm ET
Moderator: Marc Weinstein, Florida International University
4:30 - 5:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
This panel brings together four new contributions on understanding the extent of workplace sexual harassment and how to tackle it. The contributions highlight commonalities in circumstance leading to harassment, and the failure of organizational practices and the legal system to provide effective redress and solutions; the short-term and long-term financial costs to survivors of workplace harassment; the nature and extent of harassment in low wage retail and janitorial jobs, including psychological and economic costs experienced, and the positive role that can be played by positive supervisory behavior and/or by peer and collective organizing in mitigating costs.
Moderator: Chandra Childers, Economic Policy Institute
Presenters: Jennifer Mondino*, TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund/National Women's Law CenterThe TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund: Insights on Sex Harassment from 5000 Applicants for Legal Assistance
Jess Forden*, Graduate Student New School; Eve Mefferd* and Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy ResearchCharting the Financial Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment to Individuals: Case Studies and Methodology
Sanjay Joseph Pinto*, Rutgers University; Phoebe Strom, Cornell University; Kristen Harknett, University of California, San Francisco; and Daniel Schneider, Harvard UniversityNeutralizing the Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment: Results from a National Survey of Retail and Food Service Workers
Zoe West* and KC Wagner*, Cornell University; and Sanjay Joseph Pinto, Rutgers UniversityThe Janitor Promotora Model: An Approach for Confronting Workplace Sexual Violence in the Low-Pay Service Economy
In as much as 94% of private-sector workers in the U.S. are not unionized and unionizing is often an uphill battle, workers are increasingly forming new organizations that are not traditional unions to exercise their collective voice. Some of these groups have quickly gathered steam and succeeded in rallying workers and being heard -- from the Alphabet Workers Union (a minority union, mainly of Google workers ) to Los Deliveristas Unidos, a New York-based group of delivery workers that got the City Council to enact landmark legislation. We examine what makes these groups tick and what makes them succeed.
Moderator: Steven Greenhouse, Author and Former New York Times Reporter
Panelists: Hildalyn Colón Hernández, Los Deliveristas Unidos; Alan McAvinney, Alphabet Workers Union; Cherri Murphy, Gig Workers Rising; and Daniel Castellanos, Resilience Force
Chair: Matt Mazewski, Columbia University
Presenters: Ihsaan Bassier*, University of Massachusetts, AmherstCentral Bargaining, Spillovers and Connected Local Labour Markets
Viola Corradini*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lorenzo Lagos, Brown University; and Garima Sharma, MITCollective Bargaining for Women: How Unions Create Female-Friendly Jobs
Ellora Derenoncourt, Princeton University; François Gerard, Queen Mary University of London; Lorenzo Lagos*, Brown University; and Claire Montialoux, University of California, BerkeleyCollective Bargaining, Earnings, and Inequality
Discussants: Matthew S. Johnson, Duke University; and Anna Stansbury, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chair: Sam Abbott, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Presenters: Elizabeth Palley, Adelphi University School of Social Work; Corey Shdaimah*, University of Maryland, School of Social Work; and Bweikia Steen, George Mason UniversityVoices of Home-Based Providers: Perspectives from the Early Childhood Field
Julia Henly*, University of Chicago; David Alexander and Viridiana Luna, Illinois Action for Children; and Karlyn Gehring, University of ChicagoHome-Based Child Care Providers Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Yulya Truskinovsky, Wayne State University; and Emily Wiemers*, Syracuse UniversityThe Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on the Long Term Care Expectations and Outcomes for High-need Older Adults and their Families
Discussant: Tamilah Richardson, Virginia Department of Education
At a time when democracy is challenged around the globe, this session explores the role of labor in democracy from interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. The participants are part of an edited volume on this topic from Cambridge University Press.
Moderator: Wilma B. Liebman, LERA President
Presenters: Mark Anner*, Pennsylvania State UniversityLabor, Workers' Rights, and Democracy in Latin America
Anibel Ferus-comelo*, U.C. Berkeley Labor CenterReclaiming Democracy: The Challenge Facing Labor in India
Angela B. Cornell*, Cornell UniversityLabor's Obstacles and Democracy's Demise
Timothy Minchin*, La Trobe University, Melbourne AustraliaHolding On: The Decline of Organized Labor in the U.S.A. in Historical Perspective and the Implications for Democracy
4.6  LERA Best Papers Session IV: Migrant Workers (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Dale Belman, Michigan State University
Presenters: Kyoko Suzuki*, University of TokyoMigrant Labor Expansion and Decreasing Gender Inequality in Labor Markets
Haijing Zhang*, School of Ethnology and Sociology, Yunnan UniversitySuspended But Stable: The Case Study of SOE-Employed Chinese Migrant Workers in Southeast Asia
Faun Rice and Trevor Quan*, Digital Think Tank by ICTCBeyond "Economic Immigration": Understanding the Experiences of Skilled Technology Sector Newcomers in Mid-sized Canadian Cities
5:45 - 6 pm ET


Conference Activities  •  6/3/2022
10:30 - 10:45 am ET
Moderators: Emily Smith and Bernadette Tiemann, LERA
11 am - 12 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
5.1  Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Dispute Resolution (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 1
You have probably heard the expression "What you don't know can't hurt you." Maybe it's true somewhere, but when it comes to dealing with our biases, it could not be farther from the truth. This sessions looks at the biases we all have, many of which we may not be conscious of, and microaggressions. Not only can biases and microaggressions hurt us, but they can hurt our clients and co-workers, and our productivity as well. Becoming aware of our own biases and the ways we can insult or denigrate those around us (even if unintended and invisible to the perpetrator) will help us mitigate them in the workplace and promote a culture of courtesy, respect, and collaboration.
Moderator: Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University
Discussants: Ligia M. Velazquez and Tom Louis Melancon, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
This session introduces research conducted by a team of emerging scholars at Rutgers SMLR seeking to answer the call for more rigorous application of critical theories and methodologies within the industrial relations (IR) canon, particularly regarding workers' identities. The research presented here both (a) reviews intersectional frameworks used by labor scholars to date, and (b) argues for increasingly critical IR research foundations through two case studies focused on labor standards compliance and human capital theory, respectively. Discussants include Tamara Lee and Maite Tapia, two authors of the forthcoming LERA research volume Industrial Relations and a Racial Reckoning.
Moderator: Phela I. Townsend, Rutgers University
Presenters: Jiyoon Park*, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR); and Seonghoon Hong, Rutgers UniversityIntersectionality Research in Labor Studies and Employment Relations: A Systematic Review
Jacob Barnes*, Rutgers UniversityLegacy of Exclusion: A Critical View of Labor Standards (Non)Compliance
Alysa Hannon*, Rutgers UniversityA Critical (Race) Theory of Skill: Using CRT to unpack Human Capital Theory
Discussants: Tamara Lee, Rutgers University; and Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
5.3  European Apprenticeship Models (Panel)—Breakout Stream 3
Experts from three prominent European nations present analyses of the national apprenticeship programs.
Moderator: Russell Ormiston, Allegheny College
Panelists: Thomas Habenicht, IG Metall; Patrick McGurk, Queen Mary University of London; and Christian Ibsen, University of Copenhagen
Chair: Ann C. Frost, University of Western Ontario
Presenters: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University; Christine Riordan*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Christian Ibsen, University of Copenhagen; and Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDo Workers Speak Up When Job Insecure? Examining Workers' Response to Precarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gabrielle Pepin*, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; and Bryce VanderBerg, Michigan State UniversityOccupational Sorting, Multidimensional Skill Mismatch, and the Child Penalty among Working Mothers
Timotej Cejka*, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and Mazhar Waseem, University of ManchesterLong-Run Impacts of In-Utero Ramadan Exposure: Evidence from Administrative Tax Records
5.5  Off-Duty Misconduct: How Private is Your Private Life? (Panel)—Breakout Stream 5
A grievance arbitrator, management-side attorney and union attorney present their perspectives on potential discipline for off-duty misconduct.
Moderator: Steven H. Schwartz, Steven H. Schwartz & Associates, PLC
Panelist: Martha J. Marcero, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
Discussant: Karen Bush Schneider, White, Schneider, P.C.
5.6  LERA Best Papers Session V: Policy Related to Gig Work (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Frank Manzo, Illinois Economic Policy Institute; and Larissa Petrucci*, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignQuality of the Gig: An Analysis of Rideshare Drivers' Working Conditions in Illinois
Rafael Gomez*, University of TorontoThe New World of Work: What's the Appropriate Policy Response?
11 am - 12 pm ET
Moderator: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
12:15 - 1:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
The session focuses on how the following considerations shape companies' responses to workers' efforts at gaining greater voice: what corporate actors' think they know about what workers want in that regard; their beliefs about the necessity for/desirability of change within the company's decisional calculus in terms of its impact on the company's financial performance or otherwise; the bearing of their individual interests, priorities, abilities, etc. and relationships with other company actors on the kinds of actions they might be willing to take; and the need to anticipate or respond to political, legal, reputational, etc. issues posed by non-corporate actors.
Moderator: Larry W. Beeferman, Harvard University
Panelists: Amy Armitage, Human Capital Investment and Reporting Council; Solange Charas, Charas Consulting and HCMoneyball; Miguel Padró, Aspen Institute; and Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6.2  Industrial Relations and a Racial Reckoning (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 2
In this session, the co-editors and contributors of the LERA Research Volume 2022 on "industrial relations and a racial reckoning' will present some key themes of this Volume.
Moderator: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
Presenters: Sheri Davis-Faulkner*, Rutgers UniversityWhat is CRT and what is it not
Tamara Lee*, Rutgers UniversityCRT in an international perspective
Naomi R Williams*, Rutgers UniversityUnderstanding CRT from the perspective of a labor historian
Danielle Phillips-Cunningham*, Texas Woman's UniversityThe World Will Get A Correct Estimate of the Negro Woman: The Intellectual Work of Early Black Women Labor Organizers
Discussant: Erica Smiley, Jobs With Justice
6.3  Registered Apprenticeship in the 21st Century (Panel)—Breakout Stream 3
Apprenticeship if seen as an important pathway for individuals to achieve high skills and earn a family supporting income. This session includes participants who will speak on current USDOL policy, creating up to date cirricula in the electrical industry, and impediments to ahd efforts to support greater diversity in the industry
Moderator: Dale Belman, Michigan State University
Panelists: John Ladd, US DOL Employment and Training Administration; Todd Stafford, Electrical Training ALLIANCE; David Bullock, Morehouse College; and Thomas Kriger, North America's Building Trades Union
Chair: Duanyi Yang, Cornell University
Presenters: Tingting Zhang*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at Montréal; and Robert Hebdon, McGill UniversityThe Shifting Locus of Labor Conflicts
Alyson Jane Gounden Rock*, McGill UniversityThe Tasks Make the Man('s Work Pay More)
Edward Patrick McDermott* and Ruth Obar, Salisbury UniversityAre We Witnessing the Creative Destruction of the In-person Mediation Model - Mediator Evaluation of Online Dispute Resolution at the EEOC
6.5  Teaching Interest Section (Panel)—Breakout Stream 5
The panelists will each present information about innovative ways in which they have sought to help students understand course learning objectives. The materials include student advocacy activities, experiential learning and engaged scholarship.
Moderator: Antone Aboud, Pennsylvania State University
Panelists: Alicia Plemmons, West Virginia University; Angela B. Cornell, Cornell University; and Robert Hickey, Queen's University
Chair: Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Rutgers University
Presenters: Victoria Sevcenko*, INSEAD; Panos Mavrokonstantis, Raphael Nehmer and Ruike Zhang, GrabTaxiSocial Incentives in the Gig Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment on a Ride-hailing Platform
Jing Zhan, Capital University of Economics and Business; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Yue Zhao*, Capital University of Economics and BusinessWell-Being on Tap: Work Arrangements and Health of Online Food-Delivery Platform Workers
Mengjie Lyu* and Weihao Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Xiaoman Li, Capital University of Economics and BusinessContract Types, Job Quality, and Workers' Voice on Chinese Food Delivery Platforms
1:30 - 2:15 pm ET
1:30 - 2:15 pm ET
2:30 - 3:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
This is a practice driven session identifying the ways advocates can be more successful and arbitrators more effective.
Moderator: Jed L. Marcus, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Panelists: Jacquelin F. Drucker, Arbitration Offices of Jacquelin F. Drucker, Esq.; Jed L. Marcus, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.; and Melissa Biren, Esq., Arbitrator/Mediator
Panel discussion of changes in the workplace regarding virtual work and return to the physical workplace, as it impacts BIPOC knowledge employees. Also, discussion of the current climate and the role of DEIB efforts with respect to a return.
Moderator: Brenda Pryor, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Discussant: Stephanie M. Collier, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Algorithmic management applications are increasingly popular in hospitality settings like hotel housekeeping. Yet hotels' fragmented organizational structures mean that little attention is paid to purposeful design and deployment of such technologies. Our research indicates that this leads to disruptions in housekeepers' workflow, consequently intensifying work, decreasing their autonomy, and rendering managerial mechanisms for addressing problems inaccessible. In response, we ask: How can housekeepers' input into the design and deployment of algorithmic management systems address such outcomes? We present the initial phase of a multi-year project aimed at developing mechanisms for worker input into co-designed technology and assessing outcomes with multi-method, matched case evaluation.
Moderator: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University
Panelists: Betsy Bender Stringam, School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, New Mexico State University; Ben Begleiter, UNITE HERE; Christine Riordan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jodi Forlizzi, Computer-Human Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Deborah M. Figart and Ellen Mutari, Stockton University
Labor-Management Partnerships, in which employees and their union representatives work together with management and administrators as full and equal partners to identify and craft solutions to significant workplace problems, have proven to be able to improve patient care, improve working conditions for frontline staff, and control costs in healthcare organizations. Partnerships, however, face many challenges. Those challenges have been exacerbated by inadequate staffing levels, lack of safety equipment, and significant stress caused by Covid-13. This session will look at how healthcare partnerships have dealt with these challenges to remain viable and how they have actually played critical roles in responding to these challenges. It will also focus on how various health-care Labor-Management Partnerships have been learning from each other to strengthen their work
Moderator: Peter Lazes, Penn State
Panelists: Janet Wilder, SHARE/AFSCME; Mike Pacinda, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Denise Duncan, United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals; Sylvia Everroad, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Southern California; and Paul F. Clark, President-Elect and Program Chair
College athletes are often heavily-recruited and select a college or university with agreement to terms on how they will study, compete, and conduct themselves as a condition of scholarship. The National Labor Relations Board and labor advocates have considered a view that the athletes are "employees" for purposes of labor law and union organizing. New initiatives from NLRB's General Counsel suggest that the oft-used term "student-athlete" is itself unlawful and undermines one's "employee" status. This session will address key issues in this debate with from a variety of perspectives.
Moderator: Thomas A. Lenz, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
Panelists: Jody David Armour, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law; Jill Coffman, National Labor Relations Board, Region 20, San Francisco; Craig Pintens, Loyola Marymount University Athletic Department; and Chasson Randle, Former Stanford University and Professional Basketball Player
7.6  Current Issues Facing the Construction Industry (Panel)—Breakout Stream 6
This panel addresses several of the pressing issues facing the building trades: competition from the open shop; the current state of multi-employer pension plans; the effect of undocumented immigrant workers on the operations of construction labor markets; and the prevalence of wage and tax theft in construction The four presenters are deeply knowledgeable on these issues through personal experience, their positions, or careful research on the issue. This panel complements the panel on registered apprenticeship.
Moderator: Dale Belman, Michigan State University
Panelists: Michael Monroe, NABTU; Michael Scott, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans; and Russell Ormiston, Allegheny College
Discussant: Aaron Sojourner, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
3:45 - 4:45 pm ET
Moderator: Wilma B. Liebman, LERA President
5 - 5:15 pm ET


Conference Activities  •  6/4/2022
9:30 - 9:45 am ET
Moderators: Emily Smith and Bernadette Tiemann, LERA
10:00 - 11:00 am ET
Moderator: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelists: Roy Bahat, Bloomberg Beta; Lisa M. Lynch, Brandeis University; and Erica Smiley, Jobs With Justice
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto
Presenters: Elizabeth A. Bennett*, Lewis & Clark College and Harvard Kennedy SchoolDecoupling: Extending theories of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Environment to the Context of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and Labor Standards
Ning Li*, Cornell UniversityWork in Silos: How lack of Coordination within Buyer Constrains Supplier's Compliance Performance
Sazid Ahmad*, , London School of Economics; Chunyun Li, London School of Economics and Political Sciences; and Sarah Ashwin, London School of EconomicsThe Power of Proximal Processes In Compliance: Explaining Employee Perceptions Through Affective Events Theory And Beyond
Discussant: Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Scott B. Martin, Columbia University
Presenters: Juliann Emmons Allison, University of California, Riverside, Assoc. Prof. of Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Ellen Reese*, University of California, Riverside, Prof. of Sociology and Chair of Labor StudiesBoxing Lessons: Amazon, the Matrix of Exploitation, and Resistance in Inland Southern California
Scott B. Martin*, Columbia University; Joao Paulo Candia Veiga, Universidade de Sao Paulo; and Katiuscia Galhera, Dourados Federal UniversityDisruptive Capitalism Heads South: Algorithmic Control, Working Conditions, and Labor Contestation in Amazon Warehouses in Brazil and Mexico
Mostafa Henaway*, Concordia University, Phd candidate in Geography, Planning and Environment, and Immigrant Workers' CAmazon's Fragile Neoliberal Fordism: The Challenges for Labour Organizing in Canada
Panelist: Juliann Emmons Allison, University of California, Riverside, Assoc. Prof. of Gender & Sexuality Studies
Discussant: Sheheryar Kaoosji, Warehouse Worker Resource Center, Executive Director, Ontario, CA
Chair: Teófilo Reyes, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Presenters: Can Ouyang*, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; and Rosemary Batt, Cornell UniversityDo Fast Growing Franchise Brands Invest More in Human Resource Management?
Tashlin Lakhani* and Rosemary Batt, Cornell UniversityToeing the Line: Formal Requirements, Line Managers, and Human Resource Practices in Fast Food Franchises
Hyesook Chung*, Cornell UniversityWhen and How Do Line Managers Matter? Evidence from Quick Service Restaurants
Discussants: John A. Gordon, Pacific Management Consulting Group; and Jonathan Hogstad, 32BJ, SEIU
8.4  The Art of Inquiry and the Power of Questions (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 4
Questions are one of the most powerful tools that we have in our labor-management and problem-solving relationships. This interactive, skill-building workshop will focus on the Art of using questions, not just for investigations, but also to guide problem-solving processes, to empower communications and expression, to explore and build understanding of different experiences and perspectives, and to facilitate dialogues and relationships. We will explore the power and danger of 'why?,' appreciative inquiry, as well as timing, silence, and when to ask.
Moderator: Ligia M. Velazquez, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Rachel D. Lev, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Frontline worker peer mentors from the public transit sector discuss how their long-term investments in joint labor-management partnerships elevate worker voice, safety, and professionalism through mentorships, career ladders, and in daily operations. This diverse group of workers increases the viability and effectiveness of public transit as a vital resource of particular importance to underserved communities, including communities of color, immigrant communities, and the unhoused. Presenters will discuss how these workers support each other and their communities in times of crisis and how they reshape public transit as key actors in climate mitigation strategies like the transition to zero emission vehicles.
Moderator: Deborah Moy, California Transit Works!
Panelists: Eliseo Acosta, Jr., Joint Workforce Investment (Santa Clara VTA/ATU 265); Richard Diaz, Workforce Investment Network (Golden Gate Transit/ATU 1275); Jamaine Gibson, Amalgamated Transit Union International; Param Momi, Joint Workforce Investment (Santa Clara VTA/ATU 265); and Susan Yates, California Transit Works!
Discussant: Pamela L. Egan, University of California, Berkeley
8.6  LERA Best Papers Session VII: Discrimination (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Bradley A. Areheart, University of Tennessee College of Law
Presenters: Adam Osman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jamin D. Speer, University of Memphis; and Andrew Weaver*, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDiscrimination Against Women in Hiring
Cheuk Ming Tsang*, City University of Hong KongAutistic Adults in the Workplace: Should Neoliberalism Take the Blame?
Edward Patrick McDermott*, Salisbury UniversityThe Equal Opportunity Commission's Failure to Process and Investigate Employment Discrimination Claims - Irrational Classification
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
11:15 am - 1:30 pm ET
Moderators: Alysa Hannon, Rutgers University; and Yaminette Diaz-Linhart, Brandeis University
Panelists: Tamara Lee, Rutgers University; Maite Tapia, Michigan State University; Anna Thomas, Together We Stand Corporation; Elda Solomon, Southern California Black Workers Hub for Regional Organizing; and Déjà Thomas, UCLA Labor Center
12:30 to 1:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Chunyun Li, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Presenters: Matthew Amengual* and Alessandro Guasti, University of Oxford; and Damian Raess, University of BernDo Large-scale Training Programs Increase Social Upgrading in Global Value Chains?
Greg Distelhorst* and Jee-Eun Shin, University of TorontoAssessing the Social Impact of Corporations: Evidence from Management Control Interventions in the Supply Chain to Increase Worker Wages
Drusilla Brown*, Ana Antolin and Laura Babbitt, Tufts University; and Negin Toosi, California State UniversityEmpowering Women through Humane Workplaces
Discussant: Sarosh C. Kuruvilla, Cornell University
Chair: Scott B. Martin, Columbia University
Presenters: Sarrah Kassem*, Universität Tübingen, GermanyNavigating Amazon’s Landscape in Europe: What the Case of Germany Can Tell Us about Organizing (Trans)nationally
Adam Obernauer*, Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU)Organizing at Amazon: Lessons from Bessemer
Nick Rudikoff*, UNI Global Union, Nyon, SwitzerlandAmazon Global
Discussant: Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chair: Madeline Sterling, Weill Cornell Medicine
Presenters: John Kallas* and Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University; Madeline Sterling, Weill Cornell Medicine; and Nicola Dell, Cornell University Information ScienceMaking a Bad Situation Worse: Examining the Challenges Facing Rural Home Care Workers
Joy Ming*, Cornell University Information Science"I Go Beyond and Beyond": Examining the Invisible Work of Home Health Aides to Design Appropriate and Equitable Technology
Anthony Poon*, Cornell University Information ScienceSharing Circles for Intersectional Peer Support with Home Care Workers
Mara Bensson*, Madeline Sterling and Joanna Bryan Ringel, Weill Cornell MedicineAssociation between Voice, Burnout, and Job Satisfaction among Home Health Aides: Findings from a New York City Survey
9.4  Virtual Negotiations: Maximizing Tools to Get the Deal (Skill-Building)—Breakout Stream 4
This fun, interactive presentation focuses on various tools and tips to creating an effective bargaining environment that gets results in a virtual setting - during even the most difficult times. The session contrasts traditional and collaborative bargaining and keynotes tips from seasoned experts in working with committees virtually. The session will highlight best practices and strategies to use before, during, and after the bargaining session, as well as exploring different tools for negotiating your collective bargaining agreements. An overview of available resources will be discussed to help you get your best deals.
Moderator: Andrew C. Hasty, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Myla Hite, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Discussants: Anthony DeCosmo, Albertsons; and Charlyn Shepherd, Missouri National Education Association (MNEA)
In recent years many U.S. states have passed or updated equal pay laws, introducing new concepts such as salary history bans, prohibition of pay secrecy policies, new mandates on companies to report pay data, and the broadening of the definition of equal to substantially equal pay. This session brings together researchers, legal experts, union officials and advocates from the US and the UK to discuss new research on the impact of new laws on employment practices. The panel will discuss how laws could/should be strengthened to make them effective for raising the pay of women in the lowest paid occupations.
Moderator: Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Presenters: Trilby Robinson-Dorn*, UC Irvine School of LawTrends and Developments in State Equal Pay Caselaw
Shengwei Sun*, National Women's Law CenterPay Transparency Policies: Racial and Gender Disparities in Freedom to Discuss Pay at Work
Laura Adler*, Harvard UniversitySalary History Bans: Statistical Discrimination in Employer Responses
Heather Wakefield*, Pushing Beyond Pay Reporting: The Role of Job Evaluation in Achieving Equal Pay for Low-Paid Women Workers
Discussant: Pamelya Herndon, KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, New Mexico
9.6  LERA Best Papers Session VIII: Work During Pandemic (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Ryan Lamare and Patricia Michel Tabarani*, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAn Empirical Examination of Ethnicity Effects on Work Mobility during COVID-19 Lockdown
Abay Asfaw*, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthExplaining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Teleworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mediation Analysis
Ahmed Mohamed*, York University-CanadaDo Values Matter? Exploring the Factors that Encourage Employees to Commit to Physical Activity During the COVID-19 in Relation
12:30 - 1:30 pm ET
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
Panelists: Sarah Miller Espinosa, SME Dispute Resolution, LLC; and Meeta Bass, Bass Dispute Resolution Services LLC
1:45 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderators: Paul F. Clark, President-Elect and Program Chair; and Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg
Featured Speaker: Wilma B. Liebman, LERA President
3 - 4 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Kelly I. Pike, York University
Presenters: Mark Anner*, Pennsylvania State UniversityLabor Governance in Global Value Chains: Achieving Decent Work through the interaction of Global Binding Agreements and Encompassing Collective Bargaining
Chunyun Li*, London School of Economics and Political Sciences; Sarosh C. Kuruvilla, Cornell University; and Raymond Robertson, Texas A&M UniversityImproving Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains: The Interactive Effects of Public Disclosure Programs and Supplier Management System
Raymond Robertson*, Texas A&M UniversityLabor Compliance and Trade Flows
Jeffrey S. Wheeler*, Global Trace Protocol Project, ELEVATE LimitedTechnology and Labor Rights: Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains through Traceability
Discussant: Anil Verma, University of Toronto
Chair: Lonnie Golden, Penn State Abington
Presenters: Alison Dickson*, Larissa Petrucci, Peter J. Fugiel and Dylan Bellisle, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignA New Measurement for Assessing Employment Quality in Illinois
Lola Loustaunau*, University of OregonWorking through the Pain: Obstacles to Receiving Workers Compensation in Food Processing
Sophia M. Mitchell*, DeAnna Baumle and Lindsay K. Cloud, Temple UniversityExploring The Legal Response To Unpredictable Scheduling Burdens For Women In The Workplace
Kristen Harknett*, University of California, San Francisco; Charlotte O'Herron and Evelyn Bellew, Harvard UniversityCan't Catch a Break: Racial Inequality in Access to Break Time during Work
Discussants: Laura Dresser, University of Wisconsin - Madison; and Andrew Fox, City of Chicago, Office of Labor Standards
10.3  Disability Inclusion and Voice in the Post-pandemic Era (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 3
Chair: Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University
Presenters: Mason Ameri*, Terri Kurtzberg, Lawrence Houston and Hazel-Anne Johnson-Marcus, Rutgers UniversityBuilding Trust for Employee Voice in Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Requests
Nanette Goodman*, Syracuse University; Nick Canfield, Process Zip; Lauren Gilbert, Rutgers University; Fatima Wise and Peter Blanck, Syracuse UniversityDisability Inclusion in Corporate Supplier Diversity Policies
Douglas Kruse*, Lisa Schur, Mason Ameri and Lauren Gilbert, Rutgers UniversityPaid Leave Mandates and Disability Employment
Yana Rodgers*, So Ri Park, Lisa Schur, Mason Ameri and Douglas Kruse, Rutgers UniversityDisability and Telework in the Pandemic
Discussants: Fitore Hyseni and Peter Blanck, Syracuse University; and Sophie Mitra, Fordham University
10.4  Working Successfully in Virtual Teams (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 4
In today's fast-paced globe, many organizations and academic institutions incorporate some form of digital medium into everyday life. Institutions are incorporating technology into their traditional models to lead, interact with colleagues, and collaborate on projects. From emails, customized work hours, videoconferencing, and telephone meetings, it is demanded that people engage with proper "technology etiquette." However, these social norms are rarely taught and the expectation becomes that one already know how to behave without training. Given this, there is a gap in knowledge on how to engage with peers in the virtual realm. Essentially, establishments are using information technology without fully considering the implications of how human dynamics.
Moderator: Jasmeer Basi, USDA Food and Nutrition Services
10.5  Emerging Critical Perspectives on Worker Voice (Panel)—Breakout Stream 5
There has been an explosion in worker resistance and organizing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout. Over the last few decades scholars have documented newer forms of worker organizing and representation, though they often rely on last century's paradigms of "worker voice." With a focus on workers of color and workers in lower-status jobs, this session provides an in-depth examination of contemporary organizing practices that bolster worker voice and solidarity. These presentations challenge scholars to explicitly interrogate what counts as work, whose voices we include, and how we elevate worker voice.
Moderator: Arrow Minster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelists: Yaminette Diaz-Linhart, Brandeis University; Phela I. Townsend, Rutgers University; and Arrow Minster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: Duanyi Yang, Cornell University
10.6  LERA Best Papers Session IX: Union Support (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Zachary Schaller*, Colorado State UniversityWhere Unions Fell: A Geographical Analysis of Labor Union Representation Elections in the U.S.
Andrew Keyes* and Jack Fiorito, Florida State University; and Pauline de Becdelièvre, Paris-Saclay Normal SchoolC'est Pareil Mais Différent: Union Support in France and the U.S.
Lorenzo Frangi*, University of Québec at Montréal; Jack Fiorito, Florida State University; and Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignGeneral Union Attitude and Situational Union Voting Intentions: A Comparative Analysis between the USA and Canada
William Herbert, Hunter College; Jacob Apkarian, York College, City University of New York; and Joseph Van Der Naald*, City University of New YorkDeterminants in Higher Education Representation Election Results, 2012-2020
4:15 - 5:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Workers are withholding their labor all over the country and everyone from economist to pundits are at their wits end to explain what is going on. At the same time the labor movement is undergoing some key national leadership changes. This session will do two things. First, we will discuss what “The Great Resignation” and the increased use of strikes signifies about worker resistance in the US. Is this merely an episodic development that temporarily favors labor over capital or a fundamental change in worker consciousness that will decrease labor exploitation and domination, inspire increased unionization, and situate work as a key site for political action? The panel will also explore what the labor shortage means for the power relationship embedded in the collective bargaining process. Additionally, the session will explore the changing leadership in the labor movement (e.g., AFL-CIO, Teamsters) and what it potentially means for the future of unions.
Moderator: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Panelists: Hamilton Nolan, Labor Reporter for In These Times; Augustus Wood, University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign; Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University; Ruth Milkman, City University of New York Graduate Center; and Maria Figueroa, SUNY Empire State College, School of Labor Studies
Chair: Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne)
Presenters: Denise Currie*, Queen's University BelfastWorkplace Conflict Management Approaches and their Efficacy for Resolving Identity-based Conflict
David Nash* and Deborah Hann, Cardiff UniversityDo Firms Practice Conflict Management Strategically? Survey Evidence from the U.K.
Julian Teicher*, Central Queensland University; Bernadine Van Gramberg, Swinburne University (Melbourne); and Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne)Understanding COVID-19 Workplace Conflicts through Employment Relations Theories Lenses
Erling Rasmussen*, Gaye Greenwood and Yashika Chandhok, Auckland University of TechnologyEmployment Relationship Problems and Workplace Conflict Resolution in New Zealand: Introducing New Research Insights to Reframe Conflict Resolution Processes
Katrina G. Nobles* and Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University; and Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignU.S. Labor and Employment ADR: A System in Flux
Discussant: Javier Ramirez, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
In a workplace of dignity and meaning, all employees must have voice. For that to happen, the workplace must make a space for the whole person - it must provide psychological safety. People must be able to share not only their successes, but their fears, their grief, and their concerns. This is no kumbaya land; the group must follow certain guidelines and leaders must embody certain characteristics. In this session, we explore the foundations needed, the milestones along the way, and the tools to move from silos, jealousy, and embedded hurts to a bright, open, and respectful learning culture.
Moderator: Jennifer W. Disotell, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Cathy Stevens, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
11.4  LERA Award Winners Roundtable (Round Table)—Breakout Stream 4
Moderators: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania; and Rosemary Batt, Cornell University
11.5  LERA Best Papers Session X: Conflict and Transition (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Eric Benjamin Blanc*, New York University“Did We Win?” Using Digital Data to Explore Participants' Expectations and Assessments in the 2018 Teachers’ Strikes
Daniel Marschall*, AFL-CIO Working for America InstituteManufacturing Apprenticeship for Dislocated Workers: A Case Study
5:30 - 5:45 pm ET


Conference Activities  •  6/5/2022
10:30 - 10:45 am ET
Moderators: Emily Smith and Bernadette Tiemann, LERA
11 am - 12 pm ET
Moderator: Michael Hillard, University of Southern Maine
Discussants: William Lazonick, Academic-Industry Research Network; and Lenore Palladino, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Featured Speaker: Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García, (IL-04)
12:15 - 1:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
This will be one of two panels in a stream on corporate governance and labor. It features the work of scholars of the broad phenomenon of "financialization" and its impact on American workers and the US labor market. This panel features tow leading LERA scholars on the topic, and a younger researcher who will sketch the many features of how this has become a central force acting on US workers.
Moderator: Nina Eichacker, University of Rhode Island
Panelists: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University; Sanford M. Jacoby, University of California, Los Angeles; and Matthew Hopkins, SOAS University of London
Collective bargaining is a fundamental right. Enhancing the inclusiveness of collective bargaining and collective agreements is a key means for reducing inequality and extending labor protection. In the first half of 2022, the ILO plans to publish a new report looking at collective bargaining, inequality, wages and working conditions. This panel discussion will bring together the lead author of the report for an overview of the findings, followed by an interactive discussion with worker, employer, and government representatives to highlight practical examples of collective bargaining in addressing inequality, promoting effective labor governance, and in addressing current and future challenges.
Moderator: Sarah Morgan, International Labour Organization Office for the United States
Panelists: Dora Sari, International Labour Organization; Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University; Molly McCoy, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; and Lance Compa, Cornell University
Chair: Ian Greer, Cornell University
Presenters: Bryce VanderBerg*, Michigan State UniversityThe Long-Run Effects of Early Career Job Loss During the Great Recession
Brian Quay*, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Sharon Silver and Jia Li, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH)Employment Status, Unemployment Duration, and Healthcare Access Among U.S. Adults of Prime Working Age: BRFSS, 2018-2019
Lonnie Golden*, Penn State Abington; and Jaeseung Kim, University of South CarolinaUnderemployment in U.S. Labor Markets --Its Distribution and Health Consequences On U.S. Workers
Chair: Dionne Pohler, University of Toronto
Presenters: Danielle Lamb*, Rupa Banerjee and Talia Emanuel, Ryerson UniversityNew Canadians Working Amidst a New Normal: Recent Immigrant Wage Penalties in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Peter J. Fugiel*, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFor Whom is Unpredictability a Problem? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey 2017-18
Adam Loos*, California State University - Dominguez HillsHow did John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s Colorado Industrial Plan Impact and Inform Human Resources Best Practices and What Were the Collateral Impacts of the Plan?
Chair: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters: Jana Karen Silverman*, The Pennsylvania State UniversityThe Effectiveness of Union Contestation in Periods of Political Volatility and Democratic Decline: Lessons from Brazil
Sara Hungler*, ELTE Faculty of Law, Budapest (Hungary)Labor Law reforms after the Populist Turn
Chloe Fortin-Bergeron*, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières; and Cassandra Bowkett, University of ManchesterInstitutional Legacy and Strategic Capabilities: Comparison of Trade Union Responses in the U.K. and Canadian Telecommunications
1:30 - 2:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
This will be one of two panels in a stream on corporate governance and labor. This panel features the work of scholars of the broad phenomenon of "financialization" and its impact on American workers and the US labor market. It offers three takes on what a progressive alternative to financialization (particularly shareholder primacy) would look like, and the historical and comparative context for overcoming resistance to meaningful change that would redraw the landscape for a better future for American workers.
Moderators: Michael Hillard, University of Southern Maine; and Phoebe Strom, Cornell University
Presenters: Lenore Palladino, University of Massachusetts-AmherstEconomic Democracy at Work: Why (and How) Workers Should be Represented on US Corporate Boards
Nina Eichacker, University of Rhode IslandCorporate Governance in Comparative Historic Context: German Codetermination on Corporate Boards as an Alternative to Shareholder Primacy
Richard McIntyre*, University of Rhode Island; and Michael Hillard, University of Southern MaineManagerial, Institutional, and Class Theoretic Approaches to Shareholderism vs. Stakeholderism
Chair: Jinyoung Park, Pennsylvania State University
Presenters: Elaine Hui*, Penn StateBottom-Up Unionization in China: A Power Resources Analysis
John Kallas*, Cornell UniversityExamining Sources of Power and Strike Effectiveness in the U.S. Healthcare Industry
Matthew Fischer-Daly*, Cornell UniversityLabor Control and Contestation in Strawberry International Commodity Networks: The Role of Human Dignity in Bargaining Power
Discussant: Marissa Brookes, University of California, Riverside
13.3  LERA Best Papers Session XIV: Worker Mobility and Vulnerability (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 3
Chair: Michael M. Oswalt, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Presenters: Adrienne Edisis*, Virginia TechPost COVID-19: Effects of Variation in State Labor Regulations on Worker Opportunity and Equity
Jasmine Annette Platt*, Boise State UniversityVulnerable Workers Don't Bring Home the (Davis-) Bacon
Jonathan F. Harris*, Loyola Law School, Los AngelesConsumer Law as Work Law
13.4  LERA Best Papers Session XV: Voice Miscellany (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 4
Chair: Desiree LeClercq, Cornell University
Presenters: Jingjiang Zhang*, Newcastle UniversityBreak the Shackles of Spirit
Paul Luc Tainturier*, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneAssessing the Democratic Dimension of Voice: The Contributions of the Accountability Concept
Jung Ook Kim*, Rutgers UniversitySpillover From the Workplace to Politics-A Cross-National Comparison of the Patterns of Political Behaviors
13.5  LERA Best Papers Session XVI: Public Sector (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Jennifer M. Harmer, University of Toronto
Presenters: Mark R Reiff*, University of California at DavisIn Defense of Public Sector Unionization
Patrice M. Mareschal* and Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers UniversitySocioeconomic Status, Crime Rates, Population, or Something Else?: Police Staffing and Compensation in New Jersey
Bradley R. Weinberg*, Queen's UniversityCollective Bargaining in the Public Sector of Canada in Light of the Constitutional Right to Strike: Legislative Changes and their Impact on Conflict and Wages
2:45 - 3:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
14.1  LERA Best Posters (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University
Presenters: Eung Il Kim*, Yonsei UniversityI Will Be Happy, Where I Can Communicate: The Positive Role of Employees' Representative Meetings on Employees' Quality at Work
Jacqueline M. Zalewski* and Johnna Capitano, West Chester University of PennsylvaniaA Qualitative Study of the Nonstandard, Contingent Workforce and Their Socialization Into Client Organizations
Fangliang Zhang* and Tianlong You, Yunnan University, School of Ethnology and SociologyPrecarious Entrepreneurs: The Case Analysis of Rohingya Jadeite Entrepreneurs in Ruili City, China, During the Pandemic
Chair: Enrique Lopezlira, University of California, Berkeley
Presenters: Ken Jacobs, University of California, Berkeley; Kuochih Huang* and Jenifer MacGillvary, UC Berkeley Labor Center; and Enrique Lopezlira, University of California, BerkeleyThe Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the U.S. Construction Industry
Scott Littlehale*, Northern California Carpenters Regional CouncilBurdened Builders: The Case of California Construction Trades Workers' Housing Costs & Compensation
Gabriel Pleites and Peter Phillips*, University of UtahEpochs of Collectively Bargained Wages in U.S. Construction: the Great Compression and the Great divergence in Union Construction Wages 1907 to 2019
Discussants: Russell Ormiston, Allegheny College; Ken Jacobs, University of California, Berkeley; and Matthew Capece, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Chair: Ting Zhang, University of Baltimore
Presenters: William M. Boal*, Drake UniversityShorter Hours and Productivity: Evidence from Coal Mining
Turner Cotterman*, Erica Fuchs, Mitchell Small and Kate S. Whitefoot, Carnegie Mellon UniversityThe Transition to Electrified Vehicles: Implications for the Future of Automotive Manufacturing and Worker Skills and Occupation
Rachel L.R. Reolfi*, Erica Fuchs and Valerie J. Karplus, Carnegie Mellon UniversityImpacts of Vehicle Electrification on Vehicle Use Phase Employment
14.4  LERA Best Papers Session XVIII: Specific Workers, Qualitative (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 4
Chair: Lin Xiu, University of Minnesota Duluth
Presenters: Evren Mehmet Dincer*, Abdullah Gul UniversityCollege Students as Turkey's New Pool of Informal Workforce: Coffee Shop Sector in Bursa
Xiaoxu Chen*, Yunnan University, School of Ethnology and SociologyInternational Water as Social Space: A Case Study of Lancang-Mekong Transnational Shipping Crewmen
Maitreyee Bardhan Roy*, The Calcutta Heart Clinic and Hospital SocietyProliferate Speaks: Women Workers Voices In An IT Sector in India
Chair: Thomas J. Norman, California State University Dominguez Hills
Presenters: Arvind Karunakaran*, McGill UniversityTruce Structures: Mechanisms for Addressing Protracted Jurisdictional Conflicts between Professions
Stephen Silvia*, American UniversityUnion Organizing, Public Relations Firms, and Outside Consultants: The Experience of the United Auto Workers
Aibak Hafeez*, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignHow Employee Demographics Influence Arbitration Outcomes: Evidence from the Securities Industry Discrimination Complaints
3:45 pm ET