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Conference Activities  •  6/12/2020
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 1
Moderators: Cyndi Furseth, Portland General Electric (ret.); and David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles
1 - 1:45 pm ET
Development Committee Meeting—Committee Stream 1
Moderators: Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente; and Harry C. Katz, Cornell University
1:45 - 2:30 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
2:30 - 3:15 pm ET
Moderator: Wilma B. Liebman, former Chair, National Labor Relations Board
3:30 - 4:15 pm ET
Editorial Committee Meeting—Committee Stream 1
Moderator: Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4:30 - 5:15 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
5:15 - 6 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
6 - 7:30 pm ET
Executive Board Meeting—Committee Stream 1
Moderator: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President


Conference Activities  •  6/13/2020
10:30 - 10:45 am ET
Moderator: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
11 - 11:30 am ET
Featured Speaker: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
11:45 am - 12:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Kelly I. Pike, York University
Presenters: Felipe Caro, University of California, Los Angeles; Leonard Lane, University of California, Irvine; and Anna Saez de Tejada Cuenca, Georgetown UniversityCan Brands Claim Ignorance? Unauthorized Subcontracting in Apparel Supply Chains
Chunyun Li, London School of Economics and Political Sciences; and Sarosh C. Kuruvilla, Cornell UniversityThe Influence of Brand Market Segment and Product Complexity on Supplier Compliance: The Case of a Global Retailer
Ashley Palmarozzo, Harvard University; Jodi Short, University of California, Hastings; and Michael Toffel, Harvard UniversityAuditing the Auditors: Independence, Reputational Spillovers, and Quality
Elizabeth A. Bennett, Lewis & Clark College; and Janina Grabs, Hybrid Integrated Profit-sharingSocial Enterprise Models: A Novel Approach to Value Sharing in the Coffee Sector and Beyond
Discussant: Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto
The Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) at the University of Oregon and SEIU Local 503 present "The Care Revolution," a short film documenting the transformation of home health care in Oregon. The film is a history of Oregon home health care organizing and explains how union representation has transformed the lives of caregivers, the home care industry, and those served. A panel with the film’s executive producer, a union leader, and an LERC researcher will discuss the film’s implications.
Moderator: Lina Stepick, University of Oregon
Discussants: Bob Bussel, University of Oregon; Joy'e Willman, SEIU Local 503; and Lina Stepick, University of Oregon
Chairs: Erin L. Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Peter Berg, Michigan State University
Presenters: Sunjin Pak, Slippery Rock University at Pennsylvania; Amit Kramer, Yin Lee and Ki-Jung Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTeasing Out the Impact of Long Working Hours on Work-to-Family Enrichment and Conflict: A Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Mediating Role of Vigor and Exhaustion
Kristen Harknett, University of California, San Francisco; Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley; and Rebecca Wolfe, University of California, San FranciscoSleepless in the Service Sector? The Association between Work Schedules and Sleep
Alex M. Kowalski, Erin L. Kelly and Hazhir Rahmandad, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe productivity and turnover costs of unstable schedules and who bears them: An examination of work hours in warehousing
Lina Stepick, Larissa Petrucci, Lola Loustaunau and Ellen Scott, University of OregonAssessing the Initial Impacts of the First Statewide Fair Scheduling Law in Oregon
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: Amanda Chuan, Michigan State UniversityWorkplace Automation and the Gender Gap in Human Capital
Jung Ook Kim, Rutgers UniversityDemocratic Spillover from Workplace into Politics: What are We Measuring and How?
Ting Ren and Xinguo Yu, Peking UniversitySTEM Women and Gender Pay Gap in IT Career
Yao Yao, University of TorontoNavigating Counter-Institutions: Lawyers’ Professional Identity in the Online Gig Economy
1.5  Transparency as a Tool for Worker Power (Panel)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Sarah David Heydemann, National Women's Law Center
Panelists: Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute; Aisha Satterwhite,; and Erin Kramer, One Pennsylvania
11:45 am - 12:45 pm ET
Moderators: Janet Gillman, Oregon Employment Relations Board; Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC; and Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University
1 - 2 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Film title: Rethabile’s Story Director: Darren Hutchinson Narrator: Rethabile Ratsiu Produced by the Decent Work Regulation in Africa (DWR-Africa) Project, supported by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Website:
Moderator: Lance Compa, Cornell University
Presenters: Christopher Raymond, Cornell UniversityLabor Transnationalism and Horizontal Solidarities in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry
Kelly I. Pike, York UniversityScreening of "Rethabile's Story" - A 25 Minute Documentary on Day-to-day Life in Lesotho's Clothing Factories, and Challenges for Decent Work Regulation in Africa
Discussant: Elizabeth A. Bennett, Lewis & Clark College
Chairs: Jeffrey S. Wheeler, Georgetown University; and Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania
Discussants: Kevin Cassidy, International Labour Organization; and Harry C. Katz, Cornell University
2.3  Work-Family Policies: Lessons from International Research (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 3
Chairs: Peter Berg, Michigan State University; and Erin L. Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Dasom Jang and Peter Berg, Michigan State UniversityGender Role Orientation and Spousal Gap in Work and Family Hours: Moderation Effect of Gender and Age
Duanyi Yang and Erin L. Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Laura Kubzansky and Lisa Berkman, Harvard UniversityWorking from Home and Worker Wellbeing: New Evidence from Germany
Karen Kramer, Teresa Cardador and Eunmi Mun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sunjin Pak, Slippery Rock University at Pennsylvania; and Sanghoon Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Effect of Paternal Leave on Parent's Life Satisfaction and Mother's Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Australia, Germany, and Korea
Chair: David Weil, Brandeis University
Presenters: Ken Jacobs, University of California, Berkeley; and Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law ProjectState and Local Policies and Sectoral Bargaining: From Individual Rights to Collective Power
Lewis A. McMurran, State of WashingtonWashington State's Future of Work Task Force
Heather Grob, Saint Martin's UniversityRethinking Multi-Employer Benefit Structures
Lisa Jordan, United SteelworkersWhat do Tech Workers Want? A Review of the Experience Organizing Google Contract Workers
2.6  LGBTQ Issues in the Unionized Workforce (Panel)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Lucille Alfano, Mediator Services, LLC
Panelists: Jonathan Cohen, Plosia Cohen LLC; Barbara J. Diamond, Diamond Law Training; and William Dwyer, Rutgers University
2:15 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
3 - 4 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University
Presenters: Greg Distelhorst, University of TorontoWages of Sin? Exporter Economic Performance and Labor Compliance in China
Chunyun Li, London School of Economics and Political Sciences; and Sarosh C. Kuruvilla, Cornell UniversitySupplier Management Quality and Compliance: the Role of Supplier Human Resource and Labor Practices
Raymond Robertson, Texas A&M UniversityTransparency and Compliance: Evidence from Better Work Jordan
Ana Antolin, Laura Babbitt, Drusilla Brown and Howard Wen, Tufts UniversityDoes Better Work Promote Worker Wellbeing and Firm Performance? Evidence from Cambodia
Discussant: Kelly I. Pike, York University
3.2  Labor Unrest in Platform Work: A Global Perspective (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 2
Chair: Mark Stuart, University of Leeds
Presenters: Andrea Santiago Páramo, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Iztapalapa/NosotrxsOn-demand Platforms and New Forms of Collectivism: The Case of Mexican Domestic Workers
Biju Mathew, Rider UniversityOrganizing Ride-Hailing Drivers in India
Mac Urata, International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)Organizing the Unorganisable: Unionization Drives among Informal Transport Workers
Simon Joyce, Mark Stuart, Vera Trappmann, Charles Riou Umney and Ioulia Bessa, University of Leeds; and Denis Neumann, Freie University, BerlinA Global Struggle: Worker Organising and Protest in Platform Work
Discussant: Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University
Chair: Jenna E. Myers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Adam Seth Litwin, Cornell UniversityTechnological Change in Healthcare Delivery: Its Drivers and Consequences for Work and Workers
Phoebe Strom, Cornell University"When You Have Less Status than a Computer": Information Technology and Organizational Hierarchy
Lisa Kresge, University of California, BerkeleyA Conceptual Framework for Understanding Data-Driven Algorithmic Technologies in the Workplace, their Consequences, and Collective Responses
Discussants: Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University; and Brad Markell, AFL-CIO Working For America Institute
Chair: Kaumudi Misra, California State University, East Bay
Presenters: Peter Norlander, Loyola University of ChicagoDoes Competition Protect Temporary Guest Workers from Wage Theft?
Alan Benson, University of Minnesota; Simon Board and Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn, University of California, Los AngelesDiscrimination in Hiring: Evidence from Retail
Jed DeVaro, California State University, East BayWork Schedules
3.5  Football: Employment-Related Issues Behind the Face Mask (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 6
Chair: Stephen R. Sleigh, Sleigh Strategy LLC
Presenters: Patrick McHugh, George Washington University; Matthew Hinkel, Michigan State University; and Mark Hyman, University of MarylandOpening the Ballot Box: Examining the Union Voting Behavior of College Football Players
Mary E. Graham and Bhavneet Walia, Syracuse University; and Chris Robinson, Tulane UniversityCheerleaders as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Women Executives and NFL Player Arrests
Brittany Kmush, Madeline Hilton, Bhavneet Walia, Shane Sanders and Justin Ehrlich, Syracuse UniversityA Logistic Regression Analysis of Reported Concussion Risk among NCAA FBS Football Players
Discussants: Mark Hyman, University of Maryland; and Matthew M. Bodah, University of Rhode Island
4:15 - 5:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
4.1  LERA Best Posters (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Andrew Weaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Courtney Anne Chicvak, Columbia UniversityOpen Channels: The Use of Workplace Dispute Resolution Systems for Sustainable Workforce Downsizing Among Non-Union Employees
Niti Pandey, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityLabor Market Explanations for the Decline of New England Whaling
Xiaofei Chen, Renmin University of China; and Guanfu Fang, Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsEmpirical Study on Government Regulation Effect of Ride-hailing Industry in China
Helen LaVan, DePaul UniversityWhere the Green Jobs Are: Do the Best Green Companies Emphasize Green Jobs in CSR?
Lifei Chen, Anoop A. Javalagi, Raees Meghani, Yuan Cai, Daniel A. Newman and Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnion Commitment Facets (Loyalty, Responsibility, and Willingness): A Meta-Analysis
Rob Boyle, Saint Louis UniversityCraving More: The Influence of a Small Coffee Shop on Social Sustainability
François-Xavier Devetter, CLERSE Université de Lille; and Julie Valentin, University of Paris 1, CESWhat Policy for More Sustainable Jobs in "Unskilled" Services?
Ali Nawaz Khan, Tongji University; and Naseer Abbas Khan, Huaiyin Institute of TechnologyTransactional Leadership: A Stimulator of Innovative Behavior of the Employees in Municipal Organizations
Benjamin Glasner, University of WashingtonLow Wage Worker Identification in Administrative Data: The Case for Machine Learning
Muhammad Ali, Tongji UniversityHigh-Performance Work Systems and Unit Service Performance: A Two-Stage Mediating Model
Anne Kovalainen and Seppo Poutanen, University of TurkuAt-Work-Learning Among Platform Workers
Huirong Zhang, Shandong Management University; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; Shengsen Duan, Shandong Management School; and Panpan Gao, Capital University of Economics and BusinessDoes Hiring Retired Elites as Independent Directors Pay Off in Chinese Companies?
5:30 - 5:45 PM ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair


Conference Activities  •  6/14/2020
10:30 - 10:45 am ET
Moderator: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
11 am - 12 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Dionne Pohler, University of Toronto
Presenters: Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa BarbaraSectoral Bargaining: Opportunity and Dilemma for American Labor
Greg Distelhorst, University of TorontoMultinational Corporations as Labor Regulators
Rachel Aleks, University of Windsor; Michael David Maffie, Pennsylvania State University; and Tina Saksida, University of Prince Edward IslandThe Role of Collective Bargaining in the Digitized Workplace
Jason Spicer, University of Toronto; Robert Manduca, Harvard University; and Tamara Kay, University of Notre DameNational Living Wage Movements in a Regional World: The Fight for $15 in the United States
Dionne Pohler and Kourtney Koebel, University of TorontoBasic Income Guarantees
5.2  Beyond ESOP (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 2
Contrary to popular belief, having an employee stock-ownership plan does not typically mean that employees actually have any more power than in a traditional company. "Profit-sharing" alone is not radical enough to change the dynamic of treating labor like an expendable resource. This session's panelists describe innovative yet pragmatic approaches that take us "Beyond ESOP." From workers as active owners to a company with no owner at all, this session aims to challenge your assumptions about what truly constitutes "thinking outside the box" when it comes to socially and economically sustainable workplaces -- and ideally inspire your own ideas.
Moderator: Jessie Myszka, Equal Exchange
Panelists: Natalie Reitman-White, Organically Grown Company/Alternative Ownership Advisors; Daniel Fireside, Equal Exchange; Shevanthi Daniel, Democracy at Work Institute; and Stephen R. Sleigh, Sleigh Strategy LLC
Access to quality, affordable, child care is essential for women's equal participation in society and paid employment. While U.S. and international unions are demanding increased investment in publicly funded childcare, with decent jobs for care workers, child care benefits as subjects of collective bargaining have been less common. Drawing on international and U.S. examples, this panel brings together policy researchers, union officials, and labor rights activists to discuss the circumstances under which unions have successfully bargained over employer-supported childcare, and whether - and how - employer-supported child care could become a greater labor rights and bargaining focus.
Moderator: Larry S. Williams, Oregon Labor and Industries
Panelists: Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy Research; Debby King, National Domestic Workers Alliance (ex 1199SEIU); Christina Daniels, IBEW Local 48 Labor Littles Program; and Teófilo Reyes, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
5.4  Issues In The Chinese Workplace (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 4
Chair: Tingting Zhang, Merrimack College
Presenters: Lin Xiu, University of Minnesota Duluth; Feng Lu, Nankai University; Yufei Ren and Xin Liang, University of Minnesota DuluthThe Effect of Workplace Gender Equality Climate on Employees' Organizational Commitment and Turnover: Does High Performance Work System Play A Role?
Yan Pan and Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Jian Han, China Europe International Business SchoolThe Effects of Alternative Employment Arrangements on the Sales Performance in China's Retail Industry
Mengjie Lyu, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFrom "iron rice bowl" to informalization--Heterogeneous effects of state employment in Contemporary China
Qian Zhang, University of TorontoGiant but young: Managing the evolution of employment system in a new venture strategically
Discussant: Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University
5.5  LERA Best Papers: Topics in Employment Relations (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Ann C. Frost, University of Western Ontario
Presenters: Aibak Hafeez, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Employment Arbitration: Evidence from Securities Industry Discrimination Complaints
Jiaojiao Qu, Taiyuan University of Technology; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Jizu Li, Taiyuan University of TechnologyExamining the Relationship Between Team Cognitive Diversity and Individual Creativity
Noah Zatz, Tia Koonse and Lucero Herrera, University of California, Los AngelesGet To Work or Go To Jail: The Consequences of Court-Ordered Community Service as Forced Labor
Peter J. Fugiel, University of ChicagoThe Emergence of a Precarious Retail Workforce
Moderators: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University; and John McCarthy, Cornell University
Panelists: Brian Brotschul, Delran Township School District; and Kathy McHugh, Delran Education Association
12:15 - 1:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
What is the future of teaching labor relations (on undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels) and what can we do about it? In programs where IR/HR courses are not required, many professors are introducing these concepts as "negotiations" to help students understand worker rights, all forms of negotiations and bargaining, dispute-resolution approaches, and the role of unions in human relations and problem-solving. This will feature robust discussions on how to keep IR subjects relevant to younger generations who have fewer protections for speech and organizing, and new exercises will be discussed and analyzed.
Moderators: David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles; and Eileen Hoffman, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania; John W. Budd, University of Minnesota; Peter Norlander, Loyola University of Chicago; Richard Jenkins, University of Chicago Booth; and Christine Riordan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Discussants: Daphne Taras, Ryerson University; Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University; and Heather Grob, Saint Martin's University
Chair: Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto
Presenters: Ian Greer, Cornell University; and Mathieu Dupuis, TELUQ MontréalInsourcing and industrial relations: Trade unionists in corporate politics at three North American automakers
David Blatter, Cornell University; Sean O'Brady, McMaster University; and Virginia Doellgast, Cornell UniversityOutsourcing, Burnout, and Union Responses in U.S. Call Centers
Jeffrey J. Sallaz, University of ArizonaThe Union Versus the Feast: A Failure to Organize Outsourced Knowledge Workers in the Philippines
Discussants: Nell Geiser, Communications Workers of America; and Stan Sorscher, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
6.3  LERA Best Papers: Work in the Food Industry (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 3
Chair: Justin Vinton, Rutgers University
Presenters: Jessica HF Hammerling, University of California, BerkeleyDrivers of Domestic Outsourcing: A Case Study of Food Services
Hyesook Chung, Cornell UniversityPrecarious Work Schedule and its Organizational Outcomes
Sophie Kelmenson, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSpatial and Quality Patterns in Sustainable Food Systems Jobs
12:15 - 1:15 pm ET
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
1:45 - 2:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Janice Fine, Rutgers University
Panelists: Lorelei Salas, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA); Patrick Mulligan, San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE); Martin Garfinkel, Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS); and Betty Duong, County of Santa Clara Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
European firms have increased operations in the US South in recent years. Some honor organizing rights and bargain in good-faith. Others launch aggressive anti-union campaigns and fail to bargain in good faith. In 2019, the AFL-CIO released a report by labor law expert Lance Compa examining these firms' choices on workers' rights with case studies in southern states. At home, these companies respect organizing and bargaining rights, committing to ILO labor standards, OECD Guidelines, and the UN Guiding Principles. They often do not respect these global standards in Southern U.S. operations. Case studies on VW, Airbus and IKEA provide examples of companies that have followed a lower standard in the South. The region's legacy of racial injustice and social inequality open the door to a low-road model. The panel includes research by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on European firms in parts of Europe where worker rights and collective bargaining are less consolidated.
Moderator: Brian Finnegan, AFL-CIO
Presenters: Philippe Pochet, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI); and Lance Compa, Cornell UniversityThe Southern Question in European
Panelists: Brooks Bitterman, UNITEHERE; and Ryan Kekeris, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
7.3  Meet the Editors (Panel)—Breakout Stream 3
Chair: Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University
Panelists: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University; Daniel B. Cornfield, Vanderbilt University; Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University; and John S. Heywood, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
7.4  LERA Competitive Papers II: Labor Unions and Employee Voice (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 4
Chair: Debra L. Casey, Temple University
Presenters: Jonathan Lavelle and Patrick Gunnigle, University of Limerick; Sinéad Monaghan, Trinity College Dublin; and Alan O'Leary, University of LimerickTrade Union Organising in Ireland: The MNC Problem
Jenna E. Myers, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWorker Voice 4.0: Direct Versus Indirect Vendor Channels and the Scaling of Worker Voice Around Digital, Networked Technologies
James A. Parrott, The New SchoolThe Road To and From Salary Parity in New York City: Collective Bargaining and Nonprofits in Early Childhood Education
Brandon Carlyle Grant, SUNY - Farmingdale State CollegeFirms as Targets of Union Pension Shareholder Activism
7.5  LERA Best Papers: Gender Gaps at Work (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Yea Hee Ko, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presenters: Panpan Gao and Xiliang Feng, Capital University of Economics and Business; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Huirong Zhang, Shandong Management UniversityThe Influence of Internet Use on Gender Wage Gap of Migrant Workers
Salil Sapre, Michigan State UniversityGender-Blindness and its Discontents: The Curious Case of an Indian Feminist Trade Union
Pooria Assadi, California State University, SacramentoAre All Social Control Agents Created Equal? Understanding the Disparities in Labor Market Reactions to Professional Norm Violations
7.6  Workplace Challenges: Drugs, Sex and Rock N’Roll (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 6
This panel will focus on challenging issues in the new labor market. The panel of experts will provide their perspectives and best practices on how counsel and parties can address these issues in a fair, economical, and effective manner. The presentations will focus on "Social Media in the Work Place"; "Marijuana in the Workplace" and "Off-Duty Misconduct". This session will provide an overview of the current status, the new developments, and how unions, employers, and attorneys can address these challenging issues in the workplace.
Moderator: Aaron Schmidt, American Arbitration Association
Panelists: Catherine E. Walters, Bybel and Rutledge, LLP; and Barbara J. Diamond, Diamond Law Training
1:45 - 3:15 pm ET
Moderator: Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University
3 - 4 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
8.1  Driver Work and Pay in the Gig Economy (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Dmitri K. Koustas, University of Chicago
Presenters: Alejandro Henao, National Renewable Energy LaboratoryAn Analysis of the Individual Economics of Ride-Hailing Drivers
Dmitri K. Koustas, University of Chicago; and James A. Parrott, The New SchoolDriver Pay and the Gig Economy: Evidence from New York City Before and After Regulatory Changes
Ken Jacobs and Michael Reich, University of California, BerkeleyDriver Pay in California: The Gig Companies' Proposed Offer
Discussant: Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Chair: Jacob Barnes, Rutgers University
Presenters: John Kallas, Cornell UniversityThe Resurgent Strike? Nurses and a Militant Union Identity
David Blatter, Cornell UniversityPower from the Periphery: Inter-Union Power Resources and Solidarity
Dongwoo Park, Cornell UniversityTwo Faces of Union Democracy: The Relationship between Union Democracy and Membership Boundary
8.3  Creating and Sustaining Diverse Organizations (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 3
Chair: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University
Presenters: Roman V. Galperin, Johns Hopkins University; and John-Paul Ferguson, McGill UniversityOccupational Licensure, Race and Entrepreneurship
Julian E. Martinez-Moreno, Cornell UniversityWon't Get Fooled Again: How Prior Work Experiences Affect the Perceived Credibility of Employment Claims
Richard A. Benton, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignWomen in the Inner Circle: Board Gender Diversity After the Fracturing of the Corporate Elite
Vanessa Roga, Phoebe Strom and Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell UniversityCatfight or Contention? Gender Bias, Third-Party Perceptions of Conflict, and Employee Mobility
Discussant: Sean E. Rogers, University of Rhode Island
Chair: Judith Stilz Ogden, Clayton State University
Panelists: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University; Marissa Brookes, University of California, Riverside; Bob Bussel, University of Oregon; and Jennifer Sherer, University of Iowa
8.5  LERA Best Papers: Gig Work in Multiple Contexts (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Jeffrey S. Wheeler, Georgetown University
Presenters: Eugene Son, Rutgers University; and Saehee Kang, Marquette UniversityImpact of Growth in Nonstandard Workforce on Standard Employees' Attitudes and Firm Performance
Benjamin Glasner, University of WashingtonThe Affordable Care Act, Self-Employment, and the Gig Economy
Qi Wang, Renmin University of ChinaThe Dynamic Evolution of Platform Work: A Practice-Based Approach
Christine Riordan, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTheorizing Market-Driven Occupational Change in the Professions
This workshop examines a bystander's role in decreasing inappropriate communication and behavior in the workplace. Colleagues in a work environment often hear comments and witness behaviors that can escalate to the point of individuals feeling harassed by their coworkers. Increasingly, bystanders are being asked to become "up-standers" to stand up to perceived harassment issues. As many recognize, that's easier said than done. Many times, workplace dynamics make it challenging to know the correct course of action. Long-term working relationships, workplace culture, lack of diversity on a team, and discomfort with the topic can get in the way of taking action.
Moderator: Hanna Venizelos, National Conflict Resolution Center
Panelist: Lisa Maxwell, National Conflict Resolution Center
4:15 - 5:15 pm ET
Moderator: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President
5:30 - 5:45 pm ET
Moderator: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President


Conference Activities  •  6/15/2020
10 - 10:15 am ET
Moderator: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
10:30 - 11 am ET
Moderator: Bonnie Summers, BlueCross BlueShield Association
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
9.1  LERA Award Winners Roundtable (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chairs: Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University; and Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers UniversitySusan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award Winner
John McCarthy, Cornell UniversityJohn T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award Winner - National Significance
Jonathan Booth, London School of Economics and Political ScienceJohn T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award Winner - International Significance
Sean O'Brady, McMaster UniversityJames G. Scoville Best International Paper Award Winner
Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg; and Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia InquirerKenneth May Media Award Winners
Tymon Sloczynski, Brandeis University; and Richard A. Benton, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignLERA/ILR Review Best Paper Competition Award Winners
Chair: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
Presenters: Christian Levesque, HEC Montreal; Glenn Morgan, University of Bristol; Gregor Murray and Nicolas Roby, University of MontrealDisruption and Re-Regulation in Work and Employment: From Organizational to Institutional Experimentation
Ian Greer and Sally Klingel, Cornell UniversityLiving Wage in Tompkins County NY USA. An Action Research Project
Janice Fine, Rutgers UniversityDivided Legacies: Understanding the Newly Emergent Municipal Labor Standards Enforcement Regime in the US
Gig workers in a variety of industries are routinely called independent contractors rather than employees. The difference in status has significant repercussions. Labor relations professionals continue to grapple over misclassification as it impacts liability claims and organizing efforts. New laws and policies on worker classification are raising the stakes and creating higher risk for businesses who reject the employee model. Business are pushing back and seeking middle ground. This session will provide a number of perspectives on these important issues.
Moderator: Thomas A. Lenz, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
Discussants: Joshua Adams, Gilbert & Sackman; and Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Southwestern Law School
Many emerging workplace neutrals express concern that their practice is too limited and their income is insufficient for their experience level. These neutrals wish to expand their toolkit and their client base. This workshop will provide insights on how to join panels and obtain work in lesser known forums, creating opportunities to increase one's annual income. This workshop is designed for both the new mediator and arbitrator, as well as the established neutral wishing to expand his or her practice.
Moderator: Katrina G. Nobles, Cornell University
Discussants: Sarah Miller Espinosa, SME Dispute Resolution, LLC; and Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC
9.5  NCAC Chapter Administration Workshop—Breakout Stream 5
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
Panelists: Robert Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor & Human Resources, LLC; Ruben Ingram, School Employers Association of California (SEAC); Antone Aboud, Pennsylvania State University; Lu-Ann Glaser, American Water; and Cyndi Furseth, Portland General Electric (ret.)
11:15 am -  1:30 pm ET
Moderators: Wendy Chengyi Long, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Yea Hee Ko, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Qian Zhang, University of Toronto; and Jacob Barnes, Rutgers University
Panelists: Saehee Kang, Marquette University; Sean O'Brady, McMaster University; Michael David Maffie, Pennsylvania State University; Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto; and Christine Riordan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Featured Speaker: Steven Greenhouse, Author and Former New York Times Reporter
12:30 - 1:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
Panelists: Katie Ekstrom, Alliance of Health Care Unions; Shannon Cazinha, Kaiser-Permanente; Wale Olaleye, Brandeis University; Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente; and Hal Ruddick, Alliance of Health Care Unions
Discussants: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President; and Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chair: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University
Presenters: Cassandra Bowkett and Christian Levesque, HEC MontrealInstitutional Experimentation in the Aerospace Industry: A Comparative Assessment of the Montreal and Toronto Clusters
Mathieu Dupuis, TELUQ Montréal; Gregor Murray and Meiyun Wu, University of MontrealDigital Transformations and Institutional Experimentation in the Automotive Services Sector: Actor Strategies and Institutional Entrepreneurship in the Provision of Skills And Training
Mathieu Dupuis, TELUQ Montréal; and Ian Greer, Cornell UniversityInsourcing in the North American Auto Industry: Local Union Experimentation in Corporate Politics
10.3  Labor and the Climate Crisis (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 3
This workshop will feature the voices of veteran practitioners and scholars who have worked with labor organizations to promote worker-friendly solutions to the climate crisis. Using three projects as case studies - Portland's Clean Energy Works program, the Climate Jobs New York campaign, and Washington State's Ballot Initiative 1631 - the session will present best practices and major lessons learned from the frontlines of labor-focused efforts to meet the challenges of climate change.
Moderators: Mijin Cha, Occidental College; and Todd Vachon, Rutgers University
Panelists: Lara Skinner, Cornell University; Barbara Byrd, University of Oregon; Jeff Johnson, Former President, Washington AFL-CIO; and Ranfis Giannettino Villatoro, BlueGreen Alliance
In Oregon, stakeholders have collaborated on programs to promote a diverse pipeline into the construction trades. Public agencies, contractors, apprenticeship programs, unions, researchers, tradespeople, advocates, and service providers have worked together on funding, developing, implementing, and evaluating projects that are successfully increasing the recruitment and retention of a diverse work force. Efforts in Oregon including support for pre-apprenticeship programs, financial and non-financial support for apprentices, and a pilot program to reduce job site harassment. In this panel, representatives from different stakeholder groups will discuss these collaborative projects have led to successes in supporting a diverse construction workforce.
Moderator: Connie Ashbrook, National Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues
Panelists: Val Hoyle, Bureau of Labor and Industries; Tiffany Thompson, METRO; Kelly Kupcak, Oregon Tradeswomen; and Maura Kelly, Portland State University
Discussant: Erin E. Johansson, Jobs With Justice
Chair: Paula Voos, Rutgers University
Presenters: Tingting Zhang, Merrimack CollegeConnected but Still Fragmented: The Development of Inter-Union Communication Network on Social Media
Bradley R. Weinberg, Queen's UniversityCrisis or Catharsis? The Impact of Work Stoppages on Bargaining Unit Mortality
Assaf Shlomo Bondy, University of California, Los AngelesNew Actors as Motors for Industrial Relations change: Inter-actors Conflict and the Reformation of Central Collective Bargaining
1:45 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair
Featured Speaker: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President
3 - 4 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University
Presenters: Jessica Santos and Sarah Soroui, Brandeis UniversitySegmented Immobility and Intersectionality in Healthcare Labor Markets
Yaminette Diaz Linhart and Christine Bishop, Brandeis UniversityDesigning Work for Complex Care Management Programs: What Works for the Workers?
Wale Olaleye and Lauren Hajjar, Brandeis UniversityRelational organizations and the well-being of workers at different ends of the pay scale
Ariel C. Avgar, Phoebe Strom and Harry C. Katz, Cornell UniversityClinical Integration and Implications for Employee Wellbeing
Discussants: Sara Chaganti, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and John August, Cornell University
11.2  Migration Policy and the Nature of Work (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 2
Chair: John Kallas, Cornell University
Presenters: Tristan Ivory, Cornell UniversityThe Shifting Context of Reception for Migrants in Japan: 1970-2010
Kati Griffith and Shannon Gleeson, Cornell UniversityImmigration Status and the Nature of Low-Wage Work in the U.S.
Ben A. Rissing, Cornell UniversityTo H-1B or Not to H-1B? The Role of Experience and Events in Decision Maker Learning
Laura Carver, Cornell UniversityMixed Signals: The Impact of Lawyers on H-1B Employer Strategies in a Shifting Regulatory Environment
Discussant: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
Chair: Steven Greenhouse, Author and Former New York Times Reporter
Presenters: Michael Hillard, University of Southern MaineIntersectionality, ideology, and the "working class": a critical appreciation of Christoph Martin's No Longer Newsworthy.
Christopher Martin, University of Northern IowaThe Labor Movement: The Biggest Political Campaign Story Missing from the Media
Hamilton Nolan, Labor Reporter for In These TimesPutting All Workers in the National Conversation: A Labor Reporter's Perspective
Discussant: Phela I. Townsend, Rutgers University
This session will explore the importance of diversity in ADR, the current state of diversity among workplace neutrals, and innovative solutions to the challenge.
Moderator: Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC
Panelists: Homer C. La Rue, Howard University; Jacquelin F. Drucker, Arbitration Offices of Jacquelin F. Drucker, Esq.; Sarah Cudahy, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; and Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Bulin Zhang, Rutgers University
Presenters: Matthew Hinkel, Michigan State UniversityBlue Collars and Loose Ties: A Deeper Dive into Immigration's Effect on Construction Labor Markets
Michael Naretta, Lorin Obler, Alejandro Oliva, Nagla'a El-Hodiri and Cindy Brown Barnes, U.S. Government Accountability OfficeH-2B VISAS: More Can Be Done to Meet Businesses' Needs While Better Protecting U.S. Workers
Joseph Marchand and Dana C. Andersen, University of AlbertaLocal Labor Market Effects of Environmental Regulations: Evidence from Canada Wide Standards
Weihao Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Effects of Consultation and Joint Decision-Making on Workplace and Market Performance: Evidence from Longitudinal Korean Panel Data
Charles Jeszeck and Sharon Hermes, U.S. Government Accountability OfficeEnvironmental Sustainability and Worker’s Money: Addressing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risks in Retirement Plan Investments
11.6  The Emergent Field of Labor Standards Enforcement Research (Workshop)—Breakout Stream 6
As new strategies for labor standards enforcement have emerged, a new generation of scholars has become engaged in studying them and developing strategies to measure violation rates and the impacts of interventions. On this panel, several of these scholars will present their research projects and discuss with each other as well as leaders in the field about methodological challenges and strategies.
Moderator: Hana R. Shepherd, Rutgers University
Panelists: Jacob Barnes, Rutgers University; Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto; Alexandra Gervis, Rutgers University; Isaac Jabola-Carolus, City University of New York; and Ben Wolcott, New York University
Discussant: Janice Fine, Rutgers University
3 - 5:15 pm ET
Moderator: Tingting Zhang, Merrimack College
Panelists: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University; Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Rutgers University; John W. Budd and Alan Benson, University of Minnesota; Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University; and Dionne Pohler, University of Toronto
4:15 - 5:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University
Presenters: Lauren Hajjar and Callie Watkins Liu, Brandeis University; Monica Higgins, Harvard University; and Lainie Loveless, Brandeis UniversityA Multi Stakeholder Intervention to Adopt Personalized Learning
Liam Honigsberg, Brandeis UniversityManaging Cross-Organizational Partnerships: A Study of Relational Coordination in the Teacher Residency Model
Elli Meleti, University of GlasgowA Cycle of Human Sustainability: Human Sustainability, Relational Coordination and Worker Outcomes in Higher Education
Cady Landa, Institute for Community InclusionTeacher/Parent Coproduction for Educating Children of Immigrants with Special Needs: Organizational Obstacles and Enablers
Discussant: Shital Shah, American Federation of Teachers
Chair: Jed L. Marcus, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Panelists: Aron Karabel, Waller, Lansden, Dortsch & Davis, LLC; Jane R. Flanagan, Chicago-Kent College of Law; and Philip A. LaPorte, Georgia State University (ret.)
Discussant: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.)
This workshop session will focus on the important role new member orientation programs have on positively influencing new employees' attitudes about unions and in recruiting them as members. In a post-Janus environment, it is critical that unions use new employees’ first few weeks to inform them about the value of the union and convince them to join. This session will include the results of a recent study that provides evidence of the impact new member programs can have on new employee/member attitudes. Panel members from three major unions will discuss their unions' efforts to develop innovative programs to introduce new employees to their unions.
Moderator: Erin E. Johansson, Jobs With Justice
Panelists: Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University; John Lepley, United Steelworkers; Michael Wasser, Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO; John F. Amman, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Local 600; and Michelle Mihalek, United Steelworkers, Local 11-63
This session will explore current research and trends in employment ADR and employment arbitration.
Moderator: Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC
Panelists: Alexander J.S. Colvin, Cornell University; Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University
12.5  LERA Best Papers: Wages and Skills (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 5
Chair: Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University
Presenters: Ting Ren and Xinguo Yu, Peking UniversityICT Use, Cognitive and Non-cognitive Abilities, and Wages: Micro Evidence from China
Justin P. Wiegand, San Diego State University; Fritz Drasgow and James Rounds, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMisfit Matters: A Re-Examination of Interest Fit and Job Satisfaction
Andrew Weaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Hye Jin Rho, Center for Economic and Policy ResearchHow Skill Demands Affect Time-to-Hire: Evidence from the Applicant Tracking Data
Chair: Todd Vachon, Rutgers University
Presenters: Joseph McCartin, Georgetown University; and Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers UniversityBoth Broadening and Deepening: Bargaining for the Common Good and the Future of Bargaining
Phela I. Townsend, Rutgers UniversityBuilding Worker Power in the Digital Age
Joel S. Yudken, High Road Strategies, LLC; and David Jacobs, Morgan State UniversityWorker Voice in Technological Change: Challenges and Opportunities
Discussant: Marissa Brookes, University of California, Riverside
5:30 - 5:45 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair


Conference Activities  •  6/16/2020
10:30 - 10:45 am ET
Moderator: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
11 am - 12 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
13.1  LERA Best Papers: What Do Unions Do; What Can Unions Do (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Gregory M. Saltzman, Albion College
Presenters: Maxim Massenkoff, University of California, Berkeley; and Nathan Wilmers, MIT SloanThe Effects of Strikes on Firms and Workers
Stephen Silvia, American UniversityThe UAW Attempts to Organize Volkswagen Chattanooga: The Sequel
Xiupeng Wang, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWho Do Unions Protect From Job Losses? A Cross-National Comparison
Gregory Lyon, Tufts UniversityFrom Ludlow to Las Vegas: Immigrants, Labor Policy, and Attitudes Toward Unionization
Chair: Alysa Hannon, Rutgers University
Presenters: Lisa Schur, Rutgers UniversityOpportunity or Exploitation? Disability and Precarious Work
Joseph Van Der Naald, City University of New York; and William Herbert, Hunter CollegeTeachers Teach that Knowledge Waits: Graduate Student Unionization in the Second Gilded Age
Victor Devinatz, Illinois State University; and Robert Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Role of U.S. Labor Education and Worker Education in Revaluing Workers: Historical, Current, and Future Perspectives
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers and Elaine Zundl, Rutgers UniversityThe Future of Work, Domestic Workers, and the Gig Economy
Discussant: Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers University
In the United States today, 14.1 million workers in 6,700 businesses share in $1.4 trillion in wealth by owning stock in their employer through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Research shows that ESOP firms can out-perform their peers, and help close the wage and wealth gap, when employee-owners also have meaningful opportunities for participation. This panel will explore how firms leverage employee-ownership to enhance environmental sustainability, in addition to improving work and building wealth for employee-owners.
Moderator: Jung Ook Kim, Rutgers University
Panelists: Matt Hancock, Praxis Consulting Group; Julie A. Bertani-Kiser, Recology; and Jennifer Briggs, Beyster Institute
12:15 - 1:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
14.1  LERA Best Papers: Pay - Minimums, Parity, Performance (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Dale Belman, Michigan State University
Presenters: Paul Wolfson, Dartmouth CollegeThe Long and Short of the Highs and Lows of the Minimum Wage Effect
Thomas Durfee, University of MinnesotaThe Subminimum Wage and Employment
Saehee Kang, Marquette UniversityWhat Do You Mean When You Pay for Performance? Conditional Effects of Pay-For-Performance on Job Satisfaction and Performance
Chair: Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University
Presenters: Jinyoung Park, Cornell UniversityThe U.S. and International Actors in Cambodian Labor Politics
Scott B. Martin, Columbia University; and Joao Paulo Candia Veiga, Universidade de Sao PauloThe Evolution of Private Governance of Labor Standards Compliance: The Case of Brazil's Garment Supplier Code
Matthew Fischer-Daly, Cornell UniversityCollective Action Confronting Precarious Employment: Comparative Labor Regimes in Contemporary Agribusiness
Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State UniversityEvolving Systems of Labor Control and Patterns of Worker Resistance in Agricultural Global Supply Chains: A Case Study of the Banana Sector in Guatemala
Discussant: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University
Chair: Patrice Mareschal, Rutgers University
Presenters: Eunice Han, University of UtahWhat Teachers' Unions Do for Teachers When Collective Bargaining is Prohibited
Roland Zullo, University of MichiganNon-Market Economic Institutions and Crime
Liz Perlman, AFSCME 3299; and Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers UniversityLessons from Bargaining for the Common Good
Discussant: Gordon Lafer, University of Oregon
Chair: Carmen Martino, Rutgers University
Presenters: Abay Asfaw, Brian Quay and Chia-Chia Chang, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthDo Injured Workers Receive Opioid Prescriptions Outside the Workers' Compensation System? The Case of Private Group Health Insurance
Maria Figueroa, Cornell UniversityImpacts of Policy Changes on Worker Safety Outcomes in New York City Construction Sites
Wendy Chengyi Long, Wei Zhao and Andrew McBride, University of North Carolina at CharlotteExamining the Impact of Occupational Identity on Firefighters' Acceptance of New Technological Change: A Qualitative Analysis
Chair: Thomas J. Norman, California State University Dominguez Hills
Presenters: Ebney Ayaj Rana, Georgia State UniversityHave Older Workers Lost Employability since the Great Recession?
Nathan Wilmers, MIT SloanComplex Jobs and Unique Jobs: Task Structure as a Source of Organizational Inequality
Edward Patrick McDermott and Ruth Obar, Salisbury UniversityParty Perception Asymmetry at Mediation and its Influence on Settlement
Assaf Shlomo Bondy, University of California, Los AngelesNew Actors in Labor Relations: "Conflictual Complementarity" of Central Class-Representation for Precarious Workers in Israel
1:30 - 2:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
15.1  LERA Best Papers: Workforce Development (Symposium)—Breakout Stream 1
Chair: Justin Vinton, Rutgers University
Presenters: Yujeong Yang, State University of New York, CortlandLabor Automation, Structural Employment and the Development of Vocational Training Systems in China
Amanda Chuan and Christian Ibsen, Michigan State UniversitySkills for the Future? A Life-Cycle Perspective on Systems of Vocational Education and Training
Kevin Lujan Lee, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStructural Creaming in the Age of Nonprofit Marketization: Considering Workforce Development Nonprofits in Los Angeles
Claire McKenna, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWorker “Upskilling” in an Age of Insecurity: The Introduction of Flexible Work Reforms in a U.S. Automaker
Chair: Chris Howell, Oberlin College
Presenters: Tod Rutherford, Syracuse UniversityLabor Unions, Workplace Representation and Different Geographic Paths to Industry 4.0
Gordon Lafer, University of OregonLabor Studies for the 21st Century
Michelle Van Noy, Heather McKay and Alysa Hannon, Rutgers UniversityChallenging Neoliberal Education Policy from within the Paradigm
Discussant: Adam Seth Litwin, Cornell University
Equitable Food Initiative has succeeded in forming vibrant and unique partnerships across businesses and organizations representing diverse interests in the fresh produce value chain. The multi-stakeholder group has a strong shared purpose to protect farmworkers, consumers, future generations and the long-term viability of the fresh produce industry in the Americas. A group of unlikely participants (farmworker unions, civil society organizations, retailers scientific organizations, consumer groups and growers) came together to define a shared vision and common agenda for the eco-system supply chain throughout the Americas.
Moderator: Erik Nicholson, United Farm Workers
Panelists: Erik Nicholson, United Farm Workers; Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce; Margaret Reeves, Pesticide Action Network (North America); and Ramon Ramirez, Northwest Tree-Planters and Farmworkers United (PCUN)
Chair: Abay Asfaw, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Presenters: Tim Bushnell, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthDeterminants of work design and the strength of protection from work hazards
Tapas K. Ray and Regina Pana-Cryan, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthWork flexibility and well-being across work arrangements
Anasua Bhattacharya and Brian Quay, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthShift Work in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector
Abay Asfaw, Regina Pana-Cryan and Brian Quay, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthAssociation between Longest-Held Occupation and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Receipt
Chair: Christine Riordan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: John W. Budd, University of Minnesota; and Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Ideological Distribution of Union Members: A Comparative Exploration
Andrew Keyes, Florida State University; Zachary A. Russell, Xavier University; and Jack Fiorito, Florida State UniversityThe Union Experience: How Workplace Instrumentality and Prosocial Instrumentality Impact Union Satisfaction
Maite Tapia, Christian Ibsen, Phillip DeOrtentiis, Dasom Jang and Carla Lima, Michigan State UniversityStriking in Solidarity? Evidence from the 2019 GM Strike
William Kimball, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe Challenges of Representing Professional Workers: Insights from Worker Surveys
Discussant: Barbara Byrd, University of Oregon
2:30 pm ET
Moderator: Adrienne E. Eaton, LERA President-Elect and Program Chair