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Wednesday

Conference Activities  •  6/26/2024
8 - 8:30 am ET
Opening Plenary—Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Javier Ramirez, Program Committee Co-Chair and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Featured Speakers: Renee Campion, NYC Commissioner of Labor Relations; and Gregory Goldstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Chief Operating Officer
  
8:45 - 10 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
1.05  Strippers on the Clock (Panel)—Gramercy West
Join us for an insightful conversation with the Chief Labor Negotiators for Star Gardens Strip Club, located in Los Angeles. This discussion will highlight the complexities of developing an initial contract in an industry new to organized labor. Topics include the challenges faced in organizing workforces for non-traditional employers, the interplay between those employers and unions, negotiating a first contract with new work rules, and the role of the NLRB. Don't miss out on this informative and engaging event.
Moderator: Jimmy O'Neal Valentine, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: An Ruda, Bartko LLP; and Andrea Hoeschen, Actors' Equity Association
Discussant: Krystil Smith, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
Join us for an engaging workshop where we delve into the intricate world of bias and discover effective strategies to foster fairness and collaboration in the workplace. In this session, we will explore the various forms of bias that influence decision-making, and we'll provide you with practical tools and techniques to recognize and minimize bias in your everyday interactions.
Moderators: Ligia M. Velazquez and Carla Cardona, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
1.15  Federal Sector Updates (Panel)—Murray Hill West
What's going on in the Federal Sector? Come hear about the latest developments from feds on both sides of the table.
Moderators: Brad K. Lane and Wendy Kadingo, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Antonio Gaines, AFGE Council 222; and Alan M. Heckman, Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay
 
1.2  New York Collective Bargaining Trends (Panel)—Murray Hill East 
The triad's host state of New York consistently has one of the highest rates of unionized labor in the United States and is home to the largest city in the country. It also is on the forefront of labor developments. Come hear a panel of agency leaders discuss trends in collective bargaining in New York.
Moderator: Gemma Lopresti, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Sarah Coleman, New York Public Employment Relations Board; John Doyle, National Labor Relations Board; and Teresa Poor, National Labor Relations Board Region 29 Director
 
Chair: Jun Imai, Sophia University
Presenters: Ken Yamazaki*, Meiji UniversityThe Characteristics of Transformation in Japan's Network Business Model Due to the Platform Work Promotion Policy
Shuhei Naka*, Meiji Gakuin UniversityThe Reality of Platform Workers in Japan: What Makes it Different from Traditional Freelancer?
Makoto Urata*, Labor journalist/researcherDevelopment of Japanese Labor Movement in Relations to Platform Work
Akie Nakamura*, RENGO-RIALS Research Institute for Advancement of Living StandardsOvercoming the Limitations of Online Communication: A Japanese Labor Platform
 
ILERA’s Iberoamerican Group is formed by countries of the ILERA’s Latin American chapters, formally constituted or in the process of being constituted and other supporter countries. As a mean of diversity and inclusion this session is going to be carried out in Spanish, considering the amount of Spanish speakers in the world and its influence in the U.S. workforce.
Moderator: Martha Monsalve, ILERA Colombia
Panelists: Eleonora Peliza, ILERA Argentina; Jorge Cavalcanti Boucinhas Filho, ILERA Brazil; Martha Monsalve and Luz Maria Arbelaez, ILERA Colombia; and Adrián Calderón, ILERA Costa Rica
 
The ILERA Access to Workplace Justice Study Group is a global collaboration among workplace neutrals from multiple countries. This session will convene mediators, arbitrators, fact-finders, academics, and labor judges to explore ADR trends in South America, and three country updates. President Alan Symonette of the National Academy of Arbitrators will share his vision for international neutrals. We will conclude with discussion on future programming leading to the next ILERA World Congress in Australia in 2027.
Moderator: Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC
Panelists: Jorge Cavalcanti Boucinhas Filho, ILERA Brazil; Ryuichi Yamakawa, Meiji University; and Leigh Johns, Fair Work Commission, Australia
Discussants: John Woods, Woods Global Dispute Resolution; Chris Albertyn, National Academy of Arbitrators; and Alan Symonette, Symonette ADR Services, Inc.
 
1.4  Card Check and Financialization (Symposium)—Clinton 
Chair: Michael Loconto, Loconto ADR
Presenters: Giorgos Gouzoulis*, Queen Mary, University of London; and Iris Nikolopoulou, Paris City UniversityLosing Unequally: Financialisation, Productivity, & the Finance Wage Premium
Katsuyuki Kubo* and Kodai Tsubono, Waseda UniversityThe Effect of Investment Funds on Employment and Wages
Robert Hickey and Richard Chaykowski*, Queen's UniversityOrganizing Challenges under Card Check Certification: Ontario Building Trades
Discussant: Nell Geiser, Communications Workers of America
 
1.45  Training, Learning, and the Labor Market (Symposium)—Gibson 
Chair: Sandra L. Jean, Esq, Jean Consulting Group, LLC
Presenters: Ashley E. Orr*, Busola Adeshina and Jacob Cribbs, Carnegie Mellon UniversityGrowth Mindset Training for and in the Labor Market: Orienting Job Seekers, Workforce Development Practitioners, Managers, and Trainers towards Growth Mindsets
Manuel Nicklich*, Marco Blank and Sabine Pfeiffer, FAU Erlangen-NürnbergThe (Missing) Gravitational Force of Organizational Trainers? Stakeholder Relations in the German VET System
Ellen Tüllmann* and Martin Schneider, Paderborn UniversityTraining and Quitting Around the World: Evidence from Personnel Records
Discussant: Daina Bellido de Luna, University of Santiago, Chile
8:45 - 10 am ET
Moderator: Dionne Pohler, University of Saskatchewan
Presenters: Barbara Bechter*, Durham University; and Bernd Brandl, University of Durham, UKThe Fragility, Robustness and (In-)Stability of Legitimacy of Employment Relations Actors, Institutions, and Processes
Leon Gooberman and Marco Hauptmeier*, Cardiff UniversityGaining Political Legitimacy through Social Dialogue: The Interest Representation of European Employers' Organizations
Darragh Golden, University College DublinAlways Getting Better? Legitimization Struggles at Ryanair
Huw Thomas*, University College Dublin; and Vicente Silva, University College LondonMaintaining Legitimacy in Global Labour Governance: Legitimation Politics and the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Discussants: Colm McLaughlin, University College Dublin; and Chris F. Wright, University of Sydney
  
10:15 - 11:30 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
2.05  Legal Updates (Panel)—Gramercy West
Join us for an informative discussion about recent developments in labor law with an expert panel of experienced labor law practitioners to talk about recent cases and their impact on union organizing, collective bargaining and labor relations in general.
Moderator: Brenda D. Pryor, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Retu Singla, Julien, Mirer, Singla and Goldstein, PC; and Jennifer Platzkere Snyder, Dilworth Paxson LLP
 
The U.S. Department of Labor's Labor-Management Partnerships Program is a key deliverable from the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment initiative that spotlights successful labor-management partnerships from across the nation. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the Labor-Management Partnership Program and how it showcases this important work on a national scale. The discussion will feature a panel of experienced labor-management partnership participants who will discuss what it takes to get started with your own labor-management partnership, keys to success, and how these partnerships enhance job quality and improve workplace productivity.
Moderator: Andrew C. Hasty, U.S. Department of Labor
Panelists: Darnice C. Marsh, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards; Stephanie Burkes and Daniel Shook, Program Associate Labor-Management Services
 
2.15  Words Matter (Skill-Building)—Murray Hill West
Pull out the preamble of your Collective Bargaining Agreement. Read it through the eyes of a new employee or new front-line supervisor. Is your first impression that the words convey an atmosphere of safety and inclusion? Does it set a welcoming tone for a trusted work relationship? If not, join for an engaging session looking at the language of our agreements through a fresh lens. We'll consider the science behind our words, the impact of centering on our reader rather than potential litigation, and easy ways to build foundational trust through our words and contracts
Moderator: Tom Louis Melancon, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Melissa Muir, Pinkerton Global Threat Management Group; and Mary Keefe, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 763 Union Vice-President
 
This interactive seminar will explore strategies for developing a strong, stable labor-management relationship from certification through contract implementation. The presentation will cover best practices for laying the groundwork for your relationship. There will be time for participants to share, and ask questions about, their post-certification experiences.
Moderator: Christy Yoshitomi, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Barbara M. Baker and Stephanie Haynes, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
Chair: Paul Teague, Queen's University Belfast
Presenters: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University; Ariel C. Avgar, Alexander J.S. Colvin and Katrina G. Nobles, Cornell UniversityA Fragmented and Heavily Privatized Dispute Resolution System: The United States
Dionne Pohler*, University of Saskatchewan; and Bradley R. Weinberg, Queen's UniversityStatus Quo among Fragmentation and Consolidation: Public Dispute Resolution Agencies in Ontario, Canada
William Roche, University College Dublin; Paul Teague and Denise Currie*, Queen's University BelfastLeadership and Innovation by Professionals: The Changing Face of Public Workplace Conflict Resolution in Ireland
Mark Bray, University of Newcastle, Australia; and Johanna Macneil*, RMIT University, Melbourne, AustraliaStill Central: Change and Continuity in Australia's Major Industrial Tribunal
Discussant: Russell D. Lansbury, University of Sydney
 
ILERA’s Iberoamerican Group is formed by countries of the ILERA’s Latin American chapters, formally constituted or in the process of being constituted and other supporter countries. As a mean of diversity and inclusion this session is going to be carried out in Spanish, considering the amount of Spanish speakers in the world and its influence in the U.S. workforce.
Moderator: Martha Monsalve, ILERA Colombia
Panelists: Hector Humeres and Cecily Halpern, ILERA Chile; Alejandro Gómez, ILERA El Salvador; Eleonora Escrivá, ILERA Guatemala; Elizabeth Sánchez and Karla Fabiola Cadena Cazarez, ILERA Mexico
 
Chair: Livia Mendes Moreira, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Panelists: Fernanda Melo, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil); Carla Reita Faria Leal, Federal University of Mato Grosso; Maria Odete Freire de Araújo, Federal University of Pernambuco; and Ricardo Araujo Dib Taxi, Federal University of Para
Discussant: Maria Carolina Fernandes Oliveira, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
 
2.4  Worker Owned and Worker Led (Symposium)—Clinton 
Chair: Betty Widgeon, Arbitrator/Mediator
Presenters: Inger Marie Hagen*, Oslo Metropolitan University Work Research InstituteWorkers at Company Boards: Lessons from Scandinavia
Jungook Kim*, Chatham University; and Hyunmin Choi, Korea Securities Finance CorporationComparative Analysis of Policies for Employee Stock Ownership: The U.S., U.K., Japan and South Korea
Sara Lafuente*, European Trade Union InstituteThe Quiet Transnationalisation of Board-level Employee Representation in National Law and Practice: A Case for Pan-European Legislation
Reece Garcia*, Manchester Metropolitan University; and Chris McLachlan, Queen Mary University of LondonThe Challenges and Choices of Co-operative Working: Regenerative Practices in Rural Brazil
Discussant: Andrew Pendleton, UNSW Business School, Australia
 
2.45  Mental Health in the Workplace (Symposium)—Gibson 
Chair: Lisa W. Timmons, Arbitrator/Mediator
Presenters: Angelbert Z. Hernandez, Department of Justice, Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Vachararutai Boontinand, Mahidol University; Cedric Chew, Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training; and Helius Nyi Naing, HR Navigator and Freelance Skill TrainerMental Health in ASEAN Workplace and Human Development: An Exploratory Study
Akshay Mohan*, University of Toronto; Danielle Lamb, Toronto Metropolitan University; Milad Moghaddas and Rafael Gomez, University of TorontoHow Much Can Employers Really Do? Resilience and Job Satisfaction in the Determination of Self-Reported Mental Health and Life-Satisfaction Among Workers
Abay Asfaw*, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthPaid Sick Leave and Self-reported Depression and Anxiety: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Survey
Ira Malmberg-Heimonen*, Magne Bråthen and Anne Grete Tøge, Oslo Metropolitan UniversityEnhancing Labour Market Participation: Assessing the Effectiveness and Perceptions of the IPS Program for Young Adults in Norway
Discussant: John Martin, University of Queensland
10:15 - 11:30 am ET
Moderator: Andy Hodder, University of Birmingham
Presenters: Chris McLachlan*, Queen Mary University of London; Mark Stuart, University of Leeds; and Robert MacKenzie, Karlstad UniversityLegitimacy, Integrative Potential and Bargaining in the Context of UK Steel Restructuring: An Uneasy Alliance Between Trade Unions and Management
Mihajla Gavin, University of Technology Sydney; Scott Fitzgerald*, Curtin University; and Susan McGrath-Champ, University of SydneyPublic Education, the State and Politics of Legitimation: Challenges for Teacher Unions in Neoliberal Environments
Mathew Johnson*, Manchester University; Morgan Powell and Eva Herman, University of ManchesterTrue Voice: Trade Unions and Competing Legitimacy Frames in the UK Platform Economy
Julie (M.É) Garneau*, University of Quebec in Outaouais; Cassandra Bowkett, University of Manchester; Sara Perez-Lauzon and Christian Levesque, HEC MontrealInstitutional Legitimacy and the Digitalisation of Work: A Comparison of Trade Unions Narratives of I4.0 and Future Work
Discussants: Geneviève Coderre-Lapalme, University of Glasgow; and Ruth Reaney, Queen's University Belfast
10:15 - 11:30 am ET
Moderator: Anil Verma, University of Toronto
Presenters: Anibel Ferus-Comelo*, University of California Berkeley Labor Center Democratic Industrial Policy In The Global Chips Race -- A Mirage?
Jaeseung Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea; Hyeri Choi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Lonnie Golden*, Pennsylvania State University AbingtonJob Quality and Mismatched Work Hours: The Complex Associations of Employment Quality with Underemployment and Overemployment and Implications for Public Policy
Anil Verma*, University of TorontoA Public Policy Perspective on the Informal Economy
11:45 am - 1:15 pm ET
FMCS Luncheon Plenary—Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Beth Schindler, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Featured Speaker: Peter T. Coleman, Earth Institute at Columbia University
  
1:30 - 2:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
Negotiating DEIA issues in collective bargaining is more prevalent today than ever before. This session will address DEIA trends at the bargaining table, why DEIA has become a more prevalent subject at the bargaining table, viewing proposals, how to work collaboratively on DEIA issues, bargaining tips and tricks, and resources.
Moderator: Lou Faiola, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Stephanie M. Collier and Andrea Cancer, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
3.1  Ethics for Attorneys in Neutral Roles (Panel)—Gramercy East
Attorneys in neutral roles must abide by any neutral codes of conduct or professional rules as well as attorney ethics codes. This session will explore the tensions between the various codes of conduct attorneys in neutral roles must follow.
Moderator: Jim Albano, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Daniel Sims, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Deborah Gaines, Esq., Arbitrator/Mediator; and Sharon Stiller, Abrams Fensterman, LLP
 
This skills workshop will delve into costing the contract from a unique lens -- covering not just the math but also the ART of costing in the context of collective bargaining negotiations. In addition to discussing fundamental costing concepts for labor negotiations, we will talk about why and how costing matters to both union and management, the hidden costs and impacts, and how to identify, value, and leverage ‘low-hanging fruit.’ We will consider how to paint the mathematical picture, including perceptions of numbers and how to visualize and communicate the math to close a deal.
Moderator: Rachel D. Lev, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Darrell Clark and G. Kent McVay, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
3.2  Anger in Conflict: Harnessing, Diffusing, and Appreciating (Skill-Building)—Murray Hill East 
Dealing with anger can be challenging and frightening, and when confronted with anger we might feel unequipped or even attacked when we try to diffuse it. When we learn to understand anger, we can be better able to transform conflict from animosity to collaboration, from getting stuck to building a better outcome. In this session we will learn more about anger, how it can be an important part of our lives, and how to better understand and navigate anger for ourselves and others.
Moderator: Liz Brenner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Valerie Harragin, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
3.25  Labor Relations 101: What Are You Talking About? (Panel)—Nassau West
CBA, MOU, TA, ULP, Impasse, Past Practice, …What the heck are you talking about? In this session, we will cover basic concepts and terminology of collective bargaining and contract administration and how it may differ under different leadership. If you are new to the field, or just need a refresher, this is the place to get up to speed so you can confidently join the conversation and get answers to questions you've been afraid to ask.
Moderator: Taurean Johnson, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Christopher Beebe, National Mediation Board; Matthew Greer, Public Employment Relations Commission; Barbara Lichtman and Joe Wilson, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
This session will focus on the most recent efforts and progress made toward achieving an inclusive next generation of neutrals (NGN). Of particular note, the initiatives led by the Scheinman Institute Cornell ILR School, including the outcomes resulting from the Promoting the Inclusive Next Generation of Neutrals Conference held in April 2023, as well as the progress made by the Ray Corollary Initiative, Inc. (RCI) to advance its mission to achieve greater diversity in the selection of neutrals, will be discussed.
Moderator: Sarah Miller Espinosa, SME Dispute Resolution, LLC
Panelists: Alan Symonette, Symonette ADR Services, Inc.; Martin F. Scheinman, Scheinman Arbitration and Mediation Services; Katrina G. Nobles, Cornell University; Homer C. La Rue, Howard University School of Law & Board Chair, RCI, Inc.; and Scott Buccheit, Arbitrator/Mediator
 
3.35  Can I Come In? Accommodations and Inclusion (Symposium)—Madison 
Chair: David Brannon, Hotel School The Hague
Presenters: Moonyoung Jang*, Korea UniversityMissing the Past? Exploring Pathways of Boomerang Employee Deciding Return after Voluntary Turnover: Moderating Role of Informal Job Search
Martin Lenzner*, Ruhr University BochumInclusion by Restriction? Taylorism, Dis/ability, and Community in Sheltered Workshops
Adriana Topo and Davide Tardivo*, University of PaduaReasonable Accommodations for Workers with Disabilities and New Technologies
 
Chair: Giorgos Gouzoulis, Queen Mary, University of London
Presenters: Barbora Cernusakova*, University of ManchesterRacialized Debt as a Labor Disciplining Mechanism in Post-socialism
Po Yin Wong*, Giorgos Gouzoulis and Giorgos Galanis, Queen Mary, University of LondonPersonal Indebtedness, Union Membership, & Strike Activity: Evidence from PSID microdata, 2001-2021
Giorgos Gouzoulis and Giorgos Galanis, Queen Mary, University of London; and Panagiotis Iliopoulos*, KU LeuvenFinancialisation, Shareholder Value Orientation, & the Decline of Trade Union Membership in the EU
John Peters*, Memorial University, NewfoundlandPreliminary title: Financialization, Inequalities, and Labor Unions
 
The session debates unpaid labor, precarious work, inequality given transformations in labor markets, technological change, and state policy. While unpaid labor time is not a one-size-fits-all situation, its impact varies based on individuals' access to social, economic and institutional resources which shape resilience capacity. Thus, the debate covers the power structures and ideological processes underpinning inequality in precarious work, and reflects on capabilities, opportunities in changing labor markets.
Moderator: Lucy Taksa, Deakin University, Australia
Panelist: Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of Leuven
Discussants: Chris Tilly, University of California Los Angeles; Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne); and Mathew Johnson, Manchester University
1:30 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderator: Chris F. Wright, University of Sydney
Presenters: Jo Orsatti*, University of SydneyWho Benefits from Green Jobs? Legitimation Politics and the Sway of Political Salience at the Intersection of Climate Mitigation and Employment Relations Policy and Processes
Ruth Reaney*, Queen's University Belfast; and Geneviève Coderre-Lapalme, University of GlasgowWalking a Tightrope? The Role of Legitimacy in Shaping Union Strategic Choice
Janice Fine* and Hana R. Shepherd, Rutgers University; Andrew Wolf, Cornell University; Zuhur Ahmed, Rutgers University; Sylvie Guezeon, University of Minnesota; and Michael Piore, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyGenerating Legal and Programmatic Legitimacy in Labor Law Enforcement Regimes Within Immigrant and Minority Communities
Ceri Hughes*, Stephen Mustchin* and Miguel Martinez-Lucio, University of ManchesterRebuilding Legitimacy from Below: Legitimation Politics and Processes Around Local Employment Standards in the UK
Discussants: Andy Hodder, University of Birmingham; and Colm McLaughlin, University College Dublin
1:30 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderators: Christy Yoshitomi, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; and Julie A Emery, Serendipity Strategies
3 - 3:45 pm ET
Closing Plenary—Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Javier Ramirez, Program Committee Co-Chair and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Featured Speaker: Julie Su, U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor
4 - 6 pm ET
Labor Relations in Major League Baseball—MLB Headquarters (offsite)
Join the deputy commissioner of Major League Baseball for a conversation about labor relations in baseball, followed by a facility tour that includes the replay center, broadcast technology center, and offices at MLB headquarters located on the 8th floor at 1271 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY, 10020. From 4 - 4:15 pm there will be a snacking "happy hour" to allow all attendees time to arrive and the main conversation will start promptly at 4:15 pm. Tickets for this event are not transferrable because of the security requirements for the Major League Baseball offices.
Moderator: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University
Featured Speaker: Dan Halem, Deputy Commissioner of Major League Baseball
5:15 - 7:15 pm ET
Selectors of ADR Neutrals (arbitrators and mediators) in labor-management and employment disputes will meet one another in small-group settings that shift at pre-set intervals. This event is co-sponsored by Ray Corollary Initiative (RCI); American Arbitration Association (AAA); JAMS; National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA); NAA Research and Education Foundation; International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR); and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. The administrating agencies, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and National Mediation Board (NMB), invite neutrals and those who select them for a historic speed-networking event.
Moderators: Homer C. La Rue, Howard University School of Law & Board Chair, RCI, Inc.; and Katherine Simpson, Cornell University ILR School
7:10 first pitch ET
Pick up your tickets either at the Triad registration desk at the Hilton Midtown on Wednesday or at Will Call at the Mets Stadium, whichever you arranged! Transportation is on-your-own; we plan to take the subway to the Mets-Willets Point Station and expect a crowd of New Yorkers to help lead the way. Sit and network with meeting attendees while enjoying the game. First pitch at 7:10 at Citi Field, the Mets Stadium, at 41 Seaver Way, Queens, NY 11368.

Thursday

Conference Activities  •  6/27/2024
8 - 9 am ET
Not everyone’s brain works exactly the same way. Some people, whom we may encounter in disputes are what are known as High Conflict Individuals. They are characterized by all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and a tendency to blame others. This presentation focuses on simple skills to stay focused on empathy, respect and problem-solving and away from rigid positions, repeatedly reworking the past and other self-defeating behaviors. Participants will learn about four skills for handling high conflict, identify personality disorders associated with high conflict, and learn a structured way to use empathy, attention and respect (EAR statements) to help resolve disputes.
Moderator: Heather Brown, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Featured Speaker: Bill Eddy, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute
  
9:15 - 10:30 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
This panel explores local governments' emergence as key players in advancing workers' rights in the U.S. Localities have passed laws, created local labor agencies, set up worker boards to inform policy, incorporated labor standards in licensing/permitting and more. Our panel will survey the trend, explore local governments' trailblazing role in relation to paid sick leave, discuss possibilities for action in the face of state preemption, and provide concrete examples of how two localities (San Diego, Seattle) are playing key roles on worker issues.
Moderator: LiJia Gong, Local Progress
Presenters: Terri Gerstein*, NYU Wagner Labor Initiative; and LiJia Gong, Local ProgressHow Local Government Can Protect Workers' Rights Even When States Don't Want Them To: Opportunities for Local Creativity and Persistence Despite Double Preemption
Elena Rodriguez Anderson*, A Better BalanceHow Local Paid Sick Leave Innovations—and the COVID-19 Pandemic—Have Shaped a Growing Paid Leave Movement Across the United States
Panelists: Branden Butler, San Diego County Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Labor Standards; and Danielle Alvarado, Fair Work Center and Working Washington
 
Chair: John W. Budd, University of Minnesota
Presenters: Yaminette Diaz-Linhart and Arrow Minster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dongwoo Park and Duanyi Yang*, Cornell University; and Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBridging the Gap: Measuring the Impact of Worker Voice on Job-Related Outcomes
Alex M. Kowalski*, Cornell University; Erin L. Kelly and Hazhir Rahmandad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Kirsten F. Siebach, Johns Hopkins UniversityCan Involving Employees Reduce Turnover? A Field Experiment on Employee Voice and Exit
Mark Anner* and Matthew Fischer-Daly, Pennsylvania State UniversityWorker Voice Mechanisms in a Fissured World of Work: Research Findings from the Penn State Report for the US Department of Labor
Discussant: Dionne Pohler, University of Saskatchewan
 
We will discuss the Ray Corollary Initiative (RCI)'s first three years of work, including its efforts to increase diversity in ADR. While recent SCOTUS rulings have (temporarily) stifled diversity discussion, attendees will understand diversity efforts as one means to promote ADR's legitimacy and sustainability.
Moderator: Homer C. La Rue, Howard University School of Law & Board Chair, RCI, Inc.
Panelists: Alan Symonette, Symonette ADR Services, Inc.; Katherine Simpson, Cornell University ILR School; and Sarah Miller Espinosa, SME Dispute Resolution, LLC
 
The claim that industrial relations systems have been defined by a 'common neoliberal trajectory' of expanding employer discretion has been influential in comparative scholarship. However, recent regulatory changes to expand multi-employer bargaining in the European Union and Australia, and the prospect of similar reforms in Chile and the United Kingdom, challenge this claim. Departing from this observation this session will explore what has triggered this revival of multi-employer bargaining.
Moderator: Søren Kaj Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Panelists: Chris F. Wright, University of Sydney; Chiara Benassi, Kings College, London, UK; Lucas Cifuentes Croquevielle, University of Manchester; and Bernd Brandl, University of Durham, UK
 
Despite the historical challenges in representation, the video game industry is witnessing a rise in labor activism. This session dives into the challenges and choices that industry stakeholders face while enhancing the workers' collective voice and work governance. By combining evidence from multiple national settings with insights from academics, activists, and workers, we seek to discuss the future of labor organizing in the video game industry and, by extension, in the wider tech and creative sectors.
Moderator: Jeonghun Kim, Cornell University
Presenters: Jiyoon Park*, Rutgers UniversityConsumer-Labor Solidarity in the Korean Game Industry: Online Activism, Industry Sexism, and the Emergence of the Korean Game Consumer Association
Jamie Woodcock*, University of Essex; and Austin Kelmore, Game Workers Branch of the IWGBGame Worker Solidarity: Mapping Collective Action, Activism, and Organising in the Videogames Industry
Marie-Josée Legault, TELUQ University; and Johanna Weststar*, Western UniversityDo Game Developers Participate in the Social Regulation of Work?
Discussants: Chrissy Fellmeth, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; and Heather Cameron, Blizzard Entertainment
 
With machine learning and data mining already being integrated into law practices and ADR, widespread application to labor arbitration seems inevitable. AI is expected to increasingly be used for everything from assisting parties with arbitrator selection, to predicting timing, costs, and even case outcomes. Additionally, AI may soon become a tool to help human arbitrators make determinations: while still deciding on the award, arbitrators could use an AI component to provide a range of reasonable outcomes or a set of recommendations. Likewise, party advocates could rely on AI to help marshal evidence and construct arguments. And, of course, such workplace developments as AI-powered employee monitoring and personnel decisions are likely to increasingly become an issue in labor arbitrations. Is there a foreseeable future where parties are arguing their case in front of an arbitrator-avatar governed solely by a series of algorithms? The panel will look at what is happening now and what can be expected to happen with a focus on the pros and cons for such factors as equity, reasonableness, efficiency, and humanity.
Moderator: Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: James P. Flynn, American Federation of Government Employees; Brenda D. Pryor, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; E. Patrick McDermott, U.S. Air Force Academy; and Richard Landau, Jackson Lewis, PC
 
This panel discussion will delve into the groundbreaking journey towards the unionization of cannabis workers in New York. We will hear from a diverse group of stakeholders, including policymakers, representatives from unions, workforce development experts, and employers, who joined forces to shape a historic transformation. They will share insights into the challenges they faced, frameworks to establish fair labor practices, job security, and sustainable, equitable industry growth. Panelists will include Local 338 RWDSU, the largest union representing the entire supply chain of cannabis workers, small businesses in the cannabis industry, and industry giants.
Moderator: Scott Sommer, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Nikki Kateman, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338; Jae Chun, Friedman & Anspach; John Vavalo, Central Processors NY; and Saul Guerrero, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338
 
4.4  CANCELED: Ethics at the Bargaining Table (Panel)—Murray Hill West
What does it mean to be an ethical negotiator? How far can you stretch the truth before it becomes dishonest? In this session, we will talk about how you can be a strong advocate for your constituency AND maintain integrity and ethics in bargaining.
Moderator: Christy Yoshitomi, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
4.45  High Road Bargaining (Alternative Models) (Skill-Building)—Murray Hill East 
Extraordinary success is possible when labor and management focus on collaborative approaches. We will discuss two groundbreaking contracts recently mediated by FMCS that exemplify the power of cooperation utilizing non-traditional collaborative bargaining models. Now imagine this being accomplished after a card check neutrality agreement to form the bargaining unit followed by the negotiation of their initial contract. Discover how embracing innovative approaches is transforming the landscape in two industries rarely organized and how the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment was the impetus behind it all.
Moderator: John Gray, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Gemma Lopresti and Brady Roberts, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Dan Apfel, Genesee Co-Op Federal Credit Union; Andrew Bernheimer, Bernheimer Architecture; David DiMaria, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Architectural Workers United Campaign; and Todd Dickey, Syracuse University
 
Chair: Giorgos Gouzoulis, Queen Mary, University of London
Presenters: Maria Koumenta*, Queen Mary University of London; Davud Rostam-Afschar, University of Mannheim; and Mario Pagliero, University of TurinOccupational Licensing and the Gender Pay Gap
Anders Underthun* and Astrid Gillespie, Oslo Metropolitan UniversityLabor Market Integration and High Skill Occupations in Norway: How do Employers Reason When They Hire Licensed Nurses and Teachers?
Ying Cui*, Queen Mary, University of London; and Mark Williams, Queen Mary University of LondonOccupational Licensing and Career Trajectories of Migrants and Natives in Norway
Andreea Ioana Alecu and Ida Drange*, Oslo Metropolitan UniversityOccupational Regulation And Hiring Preferences Of Employers In Health, Education And Engineering
Davud Rostam-Afschar*, University of Mannheim; Yasemin Karamik and Paul Peters, Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, University of Mannheim; and Jan Köhler, ZEW MannheimThe Labour Market Effects of the Automatic Recognition of Licensed Migrant Physicians
 
Chair: Barbara Bechter, Durham University
Presenters: Roland Erne, University College Dublin; and Jörg Nowak*, University of BrasiliaStructural Determinants of Transnational Solidarity: Pan-European Socioeconomic Protests since 1997
Marco Hauptmeier*, Cardiff University; Patrick Witzak and Markus Hertwig, Ruhr University Bochum; Marcus Kahmann, Kevin Guillas-Cavan and Anna Frisone, Frisone, IRES (Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales); and Federico Fuchs, Cardiff UniversityThe Impact of Brexit on European Works Councils
Valeria Pulignano*, Catholic University of Leuven; Karol Muszynski, University of Warsaw/KU Leuven; and Maite Tapia, Michigan State UniversityBargaining Power in Online Freelancing Platform Work
Discussant: Huw Thomas, University College Dublin
 
Chair: DeAndra Roaché, Cynergis Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
Presenters: Sigurd Oppegaard*, University of OsloAlgorithmic Management and Taxi Platforms in Oslo, Norway: Drivers' Experiences of Control and Flexibility
Ruben Lind*, Karolinska Institutet; Min Kuyng Lee, University of Texas Austin; Karin Nilsson, Emma Brulin, Nuria Matilla Santander and Carin Håkansta, Karolinska InstitutetResults from the AMOSH Project: Algorithmic Management and Workers' Wellbeing in the Logistics Sector
Discussant: Yingchun Wang, University of Houston Downtown
 
This session will cover strategies for workplace dispute resolution between and among employers/unions and employers/employees. The speakers will further delve into DEIA+, neurodiversity and generational considerations that affect what strategies work best for a particular issue(s) or group(s). Implicit bias issues will also be explored.
Moderator: Alyssa L. Zuckerman, Keane & Beane P.C.
Panelists: Lena M. Ackerman, New York State United Teachers; John W. Coverdale, Center for Workplace Solutions; Vanessa Delaney, Esq., Head of Amazon's Joining Amazon Services Optimization Team; and Steven A. Zuckerman, Cooley, LLP
 
Chair: Akierah Binns, University of Guelph
Presenters: Kourtney Koebel*, University of TorontoOn the Utility of Work and Leisure
Nicolas Bueno*, UniDistance Suisse"Labour Rights Hurt Workers": Origins, Analysis and Limits of a Neoliberal Argument
Margaret Huizinga and Ryan Lamare*, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignEmployment Relations Effects on Socio-Politically Regressive Beliefs: Cross-National Empirical Evidence from Europe
Discussant: Jack Kenchington-Evans, Australian Education Union, Federal Office
 
4.8  LERA/ILERA Poster Session I (Symposium)—2nd Floor Promenade
Chair: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University
Presenters: Sara Lafuente*, European Trade Union InstituteRevisiting Worker Representation on Boards: The Forgotten EU Countries in Codetermination Studies
Aneta Tyc*, University of LodzThe Effectiveness of the USMCA Rapid Response Labour Mechanism: An Analysis of Cases from 2021 to 2023
Eriko Teramura*, Meikai University; and Masayo Fujimoto, Doshisha UniversityWhat Kind of Organizations have Managers without Subordinates? Verification Using Data from Japan
Franck Bietry*, University of Caen (France); Jordane Creusier and Carine Bourdreux, University of the Littoral Opal Coast (France)Is Mind Wandering Favorable to Well-being at Work?
Dan Top*, Association for the Study of Professional Labour Relations (Romania)Healthy Vision: A Necessary Condition for Safety and Productivity at Work
Gulfam Tasnim*, Open UniversityExploring the Impact of Childcare Provision on the Opportunities for Women Garment Workers and Their Families in Bangladesh
Giwoo Kil*, Korea UniversityThe Impact of Wage Negotiation Opportunities on Job Performance: A Focus on Self-Efficacy
Charissa Jefferson* and Adrianna Taraboletti, Princeton UniversityChallenges and Choices for Digitizing a Labor Research Collection
Claire Connacher*, University of Massachusetts BostonIt’s About Time: State Level Paid Leave Advocacy by Labor Unions
Fernanda Mendonça Melo* and Livia Mendes Moreira Miraglia, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)In search of Social Justice: The Impunity of Economic Power and Slave Labor in Brazil's Supply Chains
9:15 - 10:30 am ET
LERA Development Committee Meeting—Boardroom, 4th Floor
Moderators: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University; and Jim Pruitt, Program Committee Co-Chair and Kaiser Permanente
Panelists: Peter Berg, Michigan State University; Jennifer M. Harmer, University of Toronto; and Mike Lillich, Labor and Employment Relations Association
9:15 - 10:30 am ET
Moderators: Christine Riordan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University; and Sa'Mecha Echols, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  
10:45 am - 12 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a national issue. Once confided to construction and trucking, it is now a business strategy of firms such as Uber and Amazon. Issues arising from this strategy recently been highlighted by the Criminal Division of the IRS.
Moderator: Matthew Capece, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Presenters: Dale Belman*, Michigan State UniversityCan Law-Abiding Construction Contractors Survive in the Current Market?
Laura Valle-Gutierrez*, Century Foundation; Russell Ormiston, Allegheny College; and Dale Belman, Michigan State UniversityTCF Paper: Independent Contractors in the U.S. Construction Industry
Panelist: Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers Alliance
Discussant: David Weil, Brandeis University
 
Leaders from three major entertainment unions, SAGAFTRA, the Writers Guild of America East and Actors Equity will reflect on their unions' bargaining strategies and accomplishment during the historic 2023 collective bargaining rounds in the entertainment industry and what they learned from the experience.
Moderator: Susan J. Schurman, Rutgers University
Panelists: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Writers Guild of America East; Rebecca Damon, SAG-AFTRA; and Alvin Vincent Jr., Actors' Equity Association
Discussants: Susan Davis, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP; and Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University
 
We will discuss the status of Kaiser Permanente - Alliance of Health Care Unions covering 53,000 KP employees nationally. The historic Labor Management Partnership survived difficult 2021 negotiations, with new and important mutual commitments on affordability, racial justice, and other areas. However, the adversarial negotiations damaged the partnership. We will provide an update on efforts to rebuild and update the partnership, and new challenges and opportunities.
Moderator: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President
Panelists: Hal Ruddick, Alliance of Health Care Unions; Jim Pruitt, Program Committee Co-Chair and Kaiser Permanente; and Jennifer De Los Reyes, RN, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center
Discussant: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President
 
This session will focus on "The Other 94%" of private sector workers who are not covered by collective bargaining agreements and thus solely dependent upon public laws and their enforcement. This field of research, theory and practice is alive with experimentation at the local, state and national levels. Panelists will discuss the connection between enforcement capacity and violations highlighting the southern states, the emergence of local labor agencies, a powerful co-enforcement partnership at the state level and the groundbreaking work
Moderator: Michael Piore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Daniel Galvin*, Northwestern UniversityUnequal Protections: Subnational Disparities in Labor Standards Policies, Enforcement, and Violations
Seema N. Patel*, Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley Labor CenterDoes the State Have a Role in Building Worker Power?
Hana R. Shepherd* and Janice Fine, Rutgers UniversityCities at Work: Pursuing Worker Protection through the Local Administrative State
Panelist: Bliss Requa-Trautz, Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center
Discussants: Ahmer Qadeer, Service Employees International Union; and Michelle Holder, City University of New York
 
A practice driven session identifying some of the most important ethical issues arbitrators confront, including assessing credibility, fighting implicit or unconscious bias, unconscious drivers of arbitrator decision-making, the sources of ethical obligations in arbitration, disclosure issues, partiality, and the neutrality of party-appointed arbitrators.
Moderator: Jed L. Marcus, Marcus ADR Services LLC
Panelists: Dean Burrell, Burrell Dispute Resolution; Randi E. Lowitt, Esq., Lowitt Labor Arbitration; and Robin H. Gise, Esq., JAMS
 
It is no secret that diversity has long been sorely lacking among the ranks of labor arbitrators. The panel will look at features of the marketplace for arbitrators, such as the tendency of parties to gravitate to "who they know," and discuss ways in which the lack of diversity becomes ingrained. The panel will also discuss potential changes that can help overcome market tendencies and further diversify the universe of arbitrators.
Moderator: Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Jimmy O'Neal Valentine, Ines Delgado-Alberto and Stephen Millen, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; and Terri Brown, Director of Arbitration, National Mediation Board
 
Shaping a workforce ready to meet the evolving demands of our economy requires a dynamic collaboration between labor unions, management, academia, nonprofits, and/or community partners. This session will showcase examples and success stories from right here in New York City about how diverse stakeholders are jointly investing in workforce training and addressing immediate industry needs while ensuring the long term sustainability of our workforce.
Moderator: Barbara Owens, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: John McDermott, Consortium for Worker Education; Rosalie Drago, Haugland Group; Crickett Thomas-O'Dell, Workforce Development Institute; and Karla Elizabeth Walter, Center for American Progress
 
5.4  Advancing Equity for Women in the Workplace (Panel)—Murray Hill West
Join a diverse and interactive panel as they share perspectives, experiences, and best practices for advancing equity for women in the workplace.
Moderator: Sa'Mecha Echols, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Stephanie M. Collier and Carla Cardona, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Rebekah Ratliff, JAMS Mediator/Arbitrator; and Arthur Theotis Matthews, Pennsylvania State University
 
Typically done shortly after the conclusion of a challenging set of contract negotiations, a Path Forward Discussion (PFD) is a structured process that enables all parties to reflect on the immediate past negotiation process, identify areas for improvement, and develop strategies to enhance negotiation and contract administration moving forward. By looking back on the negotiation process and analyzing both successes and challenges, all parties can learn valuable lessons that can be applied during the life of the current contract and future negotiations.
Moderator: Michael Franczak, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Kevin Hawkins and Krystil Smith, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
Unionized construction provides middle-class careers for those with only a high school education, particularly as infrastructure spending has exploded. Labor market dynamics, as well as union and government initiatives to improve diversity, have begun to change the face of this workforce. What is being done to recruit more People of Color, women, veterans, and the justice-involved to the industry? This panel will discuss pre-apprenticeship programs in marginalized communities, Helmets to Hardhats, and other industry diversity initiatives.
Moderator: Benjamin Aaron Kreider, North America's Building Trades Unions
Panelists: Melissa Wells, North America's Building Trades Unions; Amy Tracy Wells, Rutgers University; Nicole Bertran, Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc.; and Benjamin Aaron Kreider, North America's Building Trades Unions
 
Chair: Martin Behrens, Hans Boeckler Foundation
Presenters: Anna Mori*, University of Milan; Stefano Gasparri, UWE Bristol; and Andrea Signoretti, University of Trento, ItalyTurning Points in Italian Industrial Relations
Ovidiu Goran*, Vrije University, Amsterdam; and Aurora Trif, Dublin City University Business SchoolTurning Points in Industrial Relations in Romania: Quo Vadis Post-2022?
Søren Kaj Andersen*, University of CopenhagenTurning Points in Danish Industrial Relations
Martin Behrens*, Hans Boeckler Foundation; and Andi Pekarek, University of MelbourneTurning Points in Comparative Perspective
 
Chair: Jenna E. Myers, University of Toronto
Presenters: Yue Qiu*, Capital University of Economics and Business; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Xiliang Feng, Capital University of Economics and BusinessUnderstanding Worker Perceptions of AI Job Threats: A Multilevel Analysis of Determinants
Olayinka Sholesi Yusuf*, Lagos State UniversityEmployment Relations and Artificial Intelligence in Selected Manufacturing Firms, Lagos, Nigeria: The Role of Consultative Mechanisms
Owen Davis*, Siegel Family EndowmentArtificial Intelligence, Worker Well-Being and Labor's Bargaining Power
Discussant: Danielle van Jaarsveld, University of British Columbia
 
A reflection upon the implementation of the ULG is topical in face of increasing challenges posed by new forms of work in terms of protection of fundamental labor rights. The proposed discussion explores the question of how ULG can be implemented in four countries in Central and Eastern Europe, where the written employment contract is the only gateway to labor protection. While examining domestic laws and practices, the discussion concludes on available legal and regulatory space for the introduction of the ULG in these national contexts.
Moderator: Cristina Mihes, Labour Law and Reform Unit, ILO
Presenters: Attila Kun*, Károli Gáspár Univ. of the Reformed Church in Hungary; Hungarian National Univ. of Public ServiceThe State of Play in Hungarian Labour Law and Policy in Light of the ILO Centenary Declaration
Aleksandar Ristovski*, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North MacedoniaThe 'Grey' Area Between Employment and Self-employment and the Development of Non-standard Forms of Work: Today's Context in Macedonian Labour Law
Agnieszka Zwolinska*, Warsaw UniversityIntroduction of the Universal Labour Guarantee in National Labour Law and Practice: A Polish Perspective
Raluca Dimitriu*, Law Faculty, Bucharest University of Economic StudiesFrom Employment Protection to Work Protection: A Romanian Perspective
Discussant: Valentina Franca, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
5.7  New Challenges of Remote Work (Symposium)—Gibson 
Chair: Chair Opportunity Available, Interested? Contact LERA
Presenters: Abigail Marks*, Newcastle University Business School; Lila Skountridaki, University of Edinburgh Management School; Oliver Mallett, Stirling Management School; and Gustav Bosehans, Newcastle University Business SchoolThe Gendered Impact of Post-COVID Working Arrangements and the Unfortunate Issue of Work (Over)burden
Carsten Wirth*, Darmstadt University of Applied SciencesWork from Home and Works Councils: New Challenges and (New) Answers?
Kaumudi Misra, California State University East Bay; Angela Grotto*, Montclair State University; and Ronit Waismel-Manor, Open University of IsraelBoundary Management in a Remote Work Era: A Qualitative Study of Cross-Cultural Differences in Manager Experiences with After-hours Interruptions
 
5.8  LERA/ILERA Poster Session II (Symposium)—2nd Floor Promenade
Chair: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University
Presenters: Mona Braten* and Rolf K. Andersen, Fafo, Institute for Labour and Social ResearchControl and Monitoring of Employees in a High Trust Working Life: Experiences from Norway
Wu Fan*, Guangxi University; Huang Wei, Renmin University of China; and Li Mingyang, Guangxi UniversityManagement Innovation in Asia's Cross-border Labor Market: Practices from Five Enterprises
Idris Olayiwola Ganiyu*, York Business School, York St. John University (United Kingdom)Examining the Use of Lego Serious Play to Enhance Postgraduate Research Capacity
Cing-Kae Chiao, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Bo-Shone Fu, National Taipei University (Taiwan); Yueh-Hung Hou, National Taipei University (Taiwan); Ding-Yio Huang, Kainan University (Taiwan); and Ya-Ting Yan*, Taiwan Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and HealthA Study of Relevant Legal Regime of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace of Different Countries
Maria Odete Araujo*, Contemporary Slave Labor Research Group (GPTEC)Slavery And Outsourcing: An Analysis of the Service Provider's Responsibility
Maria Carolina Fernandes Oliveira, Shevah Ahavat Esberad* and Nathalia Godoi Crepaldi, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)Domestic Slave Labor in Brazil Between 2017 and 2023: A Comprehensive Analysis Based on Infraction Records and Related Documents
Joakim Finne* and Elin Borg, Oslo Metropolitan UniversityDeveloping and Evaluating a Professional Development Intervention to Promote Professional Communities for Teachers
Megna Yadlapalli*, PVH Corp.Extrinsic & Intrinsic Motivation and How It Affects the Workplace, Employee Outcomes, and Organizational Successes
Mahadirin Bin Hj. Ahmad*, University of Malaysia Sabah; Kee Y. Sabariah Binti Kee Mohd Yussof, University Malaysia of Sabah; Sharifah Nursyahidah Syed Annuar, University Kebangsaan Malaysia; Bazsley Bee Basrah Bee, University Of Malaysia Sabah; and Norhuda Binti Salleh, University of Malaysia SabahLabour Museum in Sabah (Malaysia): Idea and Reality from Differences Perspectives of Social Sciences
10:45 am - 12 pm ET
LERA Editorial Committee Meeting—Boardroom, 4th Floor
Moderator: Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Panelists: Jim Lance, Cornell University Press; Daniel B. Cornfield, Vanderbilt University; Jack Fiorito, Florida State University; Daniel Gilbert, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Mike Lillich, Labor and Employment Relations Association; Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Rutgers University; Stephen R. Sleigh, Sleigh Strategy LLC; and Howard Stanger, Canisius University
10:45 am - 12 pm ET
Moderators: David Lewin, University of California Los Angeles; and Tazewell Victor Hurst III, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Panelists: Ana Avendano, CUNY Law School; Jack Fiorito, Florida State University; Lu-Ann Glaser, American Water; Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University; Brad Markell, AFL-CIO Working For America Institute; and Javier Ramirez, Program Committee Co-Chair and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
12 - 1:30 pm ET
  
1:30 - 2:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
This session will explore union/worker center strategies to influence the implementation of digital technologies and artificial intelligence. Panelists will discuss how unions and worker organizations representing call center workers (CWA), logistics and warehouse employees, writers and producers (WGA), and truck drivers (Teamsters) have mobilized, bargained, and engaged in public policy to ensure that electronic technology and artificial intelligence software are deployed to enhance worker well-being, job security, and collective power.
Moderator: Debbie Goldman, Communication Workers of America
Panelists: Nell Geiser, Communications Workers of America; Ylonda Sherrod, Communications Workers of America Local 3159; Beth Gutelius, University of Illinois Chicago; Tim McDonald, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and Sanjay Joseph Pinto, University of Illinois Chicago/Rutgers/Cornell
 
Chair: Faith Wiggins, 1199SEIU Funds
Presenters: Maite Tapia*, Michigan State University; and Tamara Lee, Rutgers UniversityThe Strength of Low-Power Workers at Warehouses in the US: The Case of Amazon
Rebecca Kolins Givan*, Rutgers UniversityThe Gigification of Academia
Russell Weaver* and Anne Marie Brady, Cornell UniversityBuilding Economic Security: Seeking Evidence of a “Union Advantage” in New York State's Construction Industry through Integrated Public Data
Heeeun Jang* and Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal, Cornell University; Daniel Spertus, Weill Cornell Medical School; Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University; and Madeline Sterling, Weill Cornell MedicineThe Effects of Unions on Wages, Benefit and Working Conditions for Home Health Aides in the U.S.
Discussant: Adam Shah, Jobs With Justice
 
The session will consist of five panelists representing worker, employer, government, academic and neutral points of view who will comment on the significance of the major issues confronting the labor market from their point of view as revealed by an anonymous survey of LERA members and their associates. Discussion, questions, and answers will follow the panelists' statements. The survey data will be released to LERA members after the presentation for further analysis and follow on work.
Moderator: Bruce Blondina, Retired Telecommunications Technology Program Manager and Consultant
Panelists: David Lewin, University of California Los Angeles; Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services; John Johnson, SEPTA; Jim Pruitt, Program Committee Co-Chair and Kaiser Permanente; and Richard A. Cornell, PE Consulting Engineer and Economist
 
This session will focus on the recent strike wave in Britain, from 2022-23. Following on from years of low levels of industrial action, the strike has returned as a mass tactic across different sectors. In this session, the panelists will discuss strikes in the public and private sectors in Britain. This will lead to a discussion of how and why the strike wave started, where it may go from here, and the implications for industrial relations and research on strikes and unions more widely.
Moderator: Lydia Hughes, City University of London
Presenters: Callum Cant*, Essex Business School; and Mark Graham, University of OxfordWalkouts and Wildcats: Explaining the reignition of labour struggles at Amazon UK
Lydia Hughes*, City University of LondonCare Worker Strikes: Comparing Care Worker Struggles in Britain
Discussant: Jamie Woodcock, University of Essex
 
The concept of Living Wages (LW) ensures fair remuneration and decent living for workers, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. The WageIndicator project involving leading universities, research institutes, and stakeholders measures LW globally using a unique methodology of data collection and LW calculations. This panel navigates these complexities, exploring methodological challenges and practical applications in implementing Living Wage in collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
Moderator: Martin Kahanec, Central European University; CELSI; University of Economics, Bratislava
Presenters: Martin Guzi, Masaryk University and CELSI; Martin Kahanec, Central European University; CELSI; University of Economics, Bratislava; Nii Ashia Amanquarnor*, WageIndicator; and Nina Holicková, Central European Labour Studies InstituteMeasuring LW globally: Decent living, minimum wages, material deprivation
Panelists: Fiona Dragstra, Director WageIndicator Foundation; Daniela Ceccon, WageIndicator; and Chris Albin-Lackey, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
 
6.3  Remote Work and Return to the Workplace (Panel)—Gramercy West
Since the pandemic, one of the most vexing issues in collective bargaining, discipline, and workplace policy is the conflict over remote work and return to the workplace. In this session, we will discuss the legal, economic, and other issues associated with this topic.
Moderators: Carrie Foster and Nelson Richardson, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Sonya Ebright, Defense Contract Management Agency; Lee Blackmon, NAGE/IBPO Federal Division; and Martin Malin, Federal Service Impasses Panel-Federal Labor Relations Authority
 
6.35  Your Brain on Conflict (Skill-Building)—Gramercy East
A large part of the contemporary professional’s job involves coaching others through conflict in the workplace. While a support advisor is rarely present when the initial conflict erupts, a key advisory role is to support parties through the conflict while retaining respectful interactions and mitigating risk for them and the health of the organization. In this session, seasoned mediators will guide you through the human brain’s natural response to conflict situations. Participants will gain key tips and techniques for managing the neuroscience at play in the conflict situation, supporting parties through conflict prevention (when possible) and de-escalating. In summary, participants will learn ways to help themselves and others bring their best selves to difficult situations.
Moderator: Myla Hite, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Jimmy O'Neal Valentine, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
6.4  Ask the Arbitrator (Panel)—Murray Hill West
In this lively and interactive session, attendees will have an opportunity to check their understanding of labor arbitration in a game-like atmosphere using topical questions and hypotheticals.
Moderator: Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Alan Symonette, Symonette ADR Services, Inc.; Danielle Hargrove, DLH ADR Solutions PLLC; Michael Loconto, Loconto ADR; and Shianne Scott, Arbitrator/Mediator
 
6.45  What is the Right to Disconnect and Can it Work? (Panel)—Murray Hill East 
The Right to Disconnect (RTD) refers to laws or regulations that restrict employers' ability to require workers to monitor or respond to work inquiries outside of working hours. In the pandemic, a record number of people worked from home, and the boundaries of working hours blurred. Often, this led to workers working longer hours. This session will explore jurisdictions that have RTD laws and regulations, implications for parties, and how RTD relates to other work-life issues.
Moderator: Sarah Cudahy, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Richard Samans, International Labor Organization; and Carla Spinelli, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
 
Employers and Unions need to partner to prevent and correct discrimination and harassment. The 'Union's Role in Preventing Discrimination/Harassment in the New World Order' session will walk both employers and unions through ways to avoid Title VII and state equivalent claims in an era of human management evolution.
Moderator: Amy Moor Gaylord, Akerman LLP
Panelist: Mishell Parreno Taylor, Akerman LLP
 
The panel will consider the initiative to adopt Streamlined Rules -- the International Labour Arbitration and Conciliation Rules (the ILAC Rules) -- to govern disputes under the International Accord. The discussion will describe the efforts to achieve access to remedy under the landmark Accord agreements and explore how that experience led to the ILAC Rules, an efficient and rights-protective framework for dispute resolution housed at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Panelists will discuss next steps for advancing remedies under the International Accord and other global agreements, including work to develop a roster of qualified arbitrators, and address possible improvements and modifications to the ILAC Rules including: acceptability within the labor relations community as a qualification for appointment to a roster of qualified arbitrators; appropriate uses of tripartite arbitration panels; and the benefits of mediation-arbitration (med-arb) in dispute resolution.
Moderator: John Woods, Woods Global Dispute Resolution
Presenter: Brian Burkett, Fasken, Employer CounselAccess to Effective Remedies: Fashioning a Global Framework for Arbitration of Labour Disputes
Panelists: Meghna Sarma, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein); Christy Hoffman, General Secretary, UNI Global Union; Maryann Parker, Legal Advisor, Supply Chain Worker Support Fund; and Michael Bride, PVH Corp.
Discussants: Chris Albertyn, National Academy of Arbitrators; and Jeffrey Sack, K.C., Jeffrey Sack Law, Union Counsel
 
Chair: Emmanuel Teitelbaum, George Washington University
Presenters: Paulo Ferreira de Souza Marzionna*, IESEG School of Management; and Vitor Orquiza de Carvalho, FGV-EAESPSimulating Deception: AI Integrity and Deceptive Tactics in Negotiation Education
Sanjay Joseph Pinto*, University of Illinois Chicago/Rutgers/Cornell; Zoë West, Cornell University; Sara Ziff, Model Alliance; and Alexandra Mateescu, Data & Society Research InstituteAI, Worker Voice, and the Future of Fashion
Paula C. Sardegna*, John F. Kennedy University, Argentina; and Eleonora Peliza, ILERA ArgentinaLegal Challenges to Data Governance and Algorithmic Opacity in Employment
Discussant: Danielle van Jaarsveld, University of British Columbia
 
6.65  Defining Low-Wage Work (Roundtable)—Clinton 
This roundtable will present how low-wage work is currently define by researchers and policymakers, and how these definitions shape policy design and analysis. The discussion aims to generate consensus on how best to define low-wage work in order to shape analysis and policy development.
Moderator: Joe Peck, WorkRise @ The Urban Institute
Panelists: Enrique Lopezlira, University of California Berkeley; Martha Ross, Brookings Institution; Kyle Moore, Economic Policy Institute; and David R. Howell, The New School for Social Research
Discussants: Savannah Hunter, University of California Berkeley; and Kate Bahn, WorkRise @ The Urban Institute
 
Chair: Aristea Koukiadaki, International Labor Organization
Presenters: Arrow Minster*, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCrafting Empowerment: Worker Issues, Manager Moves, and the Conditions for Frontline Change
Yingchun Wang*, University of Houston DowntownHigh Performance Work System and Profit: Positive Correlation and Prescriptive Truthiness
Yooseop Chun*, King's College London, UKFrom Rational Choice to the Social Identity Model of the Insider-Outsider Approach: Understanding Insiders' Attitudes towards Outsiders in the Korean Education Sector
1:30 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderator: John W. Budd, University of Minnesota
  
3 - 4:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
This panel explores the current state of labor relations in higher education. Its focus is on the United States, but comparative perspectives are brought in from Canada and Europe. The discussion will be located at the intersection of practice and research. The panel serves as the annual meeting of the LERA Industry Council on Higher Education.
Moderator: Daniel J. Julius, Case Western Reserve University
Panelists: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Nicholas DiGiovanni, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP; Karen Stubaus, Rutgers University; and Andie Zeliger, Concordia University Montreal
Discussant: Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers University
 
This presentation offers valuable insights for labor and employment professionals, hospital administrators, nurses, and labor union representatives seeking to improve their negotiation processes in the healthcare sector.
Moderator: Deanna W. Dudley, El Camino Health
Panelists: Simone Van Der Molen, El Camino Health; John McClure and Melissa Powell, Professional Resource for Nurses (PRN); and Alicia Potolsky, El Camino Health
 
Chair: Sean O'Brady, McMaster University
Presenters: Jennifer M. Harmer*, University of TorontoUnion Membership Expansion and Zeroing-in on Organizational Outcomes for Union Renewal
Shannon Potter*, University of TorontoThe Spread of Union Gains Across Organizations
Lorenzo Frangi*, University of Québec at Montréal; and Anthony C Masi, McGill UniversityIdeally Supporting but Practically Limiting Social Movement Unionism in Quebec (Canada)
Kwon Hee Han*, Ryan Lamare and Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignThe Evolution of Between- and Within-Field Legitimacy in Industrial Relations: Examining the Methodologies of Thirty Years of Union Effects Studies
Discussant: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 
Chair: Justin Vinton, Rutgers University
Presenters: Paliani Chinguwo*, University of WitwatersrandImpact of Task Shifting on Power Relations in Health Care: The Case of Clinical Officers at Public Hospitals in Malawi
Benjamin Velasco*, University of the Philippines DilimanEnablers and Barriers to Worker-Driven Social Responsibility: Challenges to Building Worker Power in Two Export Zones in the Philippines
Brendan Davidson*, Colorado State UniversityPotentials, Pitfalls, and the Central Question of Work in a Green Transition
Discussant: Jenna E. Myers, University of Toronto
 
7.25  Text to Data Workshop (Skill-Building)—Regent
Applied researchers working with text as data, as well as librarians and archivists, technologists, and research methodologists with interests in computational methods should attend this session. Following brief presentations from the panelists who have published and build, doctoral students and researchers who have pre-submitted a manuscript or research question for comment will meet in roundtable discussions with discussants and panelists to share problems, advice, feedback, and build the academic community engaged in text to data work.
Moderator: Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Carla Lima Aranzaes*, Michigan State UniversityGaining Support Via Social Media: Evidence from Amazon's Unionization Campaign
Peter Norlander*, Loyola University of ChicagoBuilding Dictionaries, Taxonomies, and Classification Schema for Scalable Text to Data Work
Tingting Zhang*, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Duanyi Yang, Cornell UniversityVoice without Representation: Worker Voice in China’s Networked Public Sphere
Discussants: Xinran (Joyce) Wang, CUNY Baruch; and Eric Benjamin Blanc, Rutgers University
 
7.3  Labor Relations 102: Who Do You Call (Panel)—Gramercy West
The NLRB, the FMCS, and other labor relations agencies are here to assist with collective bargaining, grievances, and other kinds of workplace conflicts. Who should you call? When should you call them? How can they help you? Come to a panel presentation about collective bargaining processes and how these agencies assist.
Moderator: Beth Schindler, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: John Doyle, National Labor Relations Board; Teresa Poor, National Labor Relations Board Region 29 Director; Deirdre Hamilton, Chair, National Mediation Board; and Alvin Malette, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
The impact of artificial intelligence on current and future work cannot be overstated – including in the area of conflict management and prevention. Come be part of a fascinating discussion about this ground-breaking work to advance the use of technology in social dialogue and workplace problem-solving.
Moderator: Michael Franczak, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Kevin Hawkins and Tom Louis Melancon, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; and Alex Kelly Berman, Cortico
 
7.4  Flipping the Script in High-conflict Situations (Skill-Building)—Murray Hill West
High-conflict interactions and disputes appear to be increasing across all areas of work and life. The gloves have come off. People with high-conflict personalities tend to have a pattern of behavior that is self-sabotaging and disruptive to the processes and systems they encounter. This session focuses on understanding and managing high-conflict personalities, including advanced professional skills that are not obvious and natural. These skills are meant to increase confidence and ultimately help people who you might have thought were impossible to help.
Moderator: Heather Brown, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Megan Hunter, High Conflict Institute
 
7.45  Strike Authorization - First Step or Last Resort? (Panel)—Murray Hill East 
In the traditional narrative, labor strikes represent the final stand when all other avenues have been exhausted. However, in recent times, amidst a "wave" of strikes and worker actions, unions have been wielding the potential of a strike as an early bargaining chip, challenging the conventional wisdom. Are these actions indicative of a surge in strikes, or are they simply receiving more attention in today's media landscape? What are the driving forces behind recent strikes and worker activism, and have they yielded tangible benefits for unions? How do employers perceive and respond to such tactics? Join us as we delve into the complexities of this evolving dynamic.
Moderator: Shane Davis, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Daniel Sobol, Stevens & Lee; Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA; and Patrick Kelly, Western Teamsters Welfare Trust
 
The ILERA Public Sector Employment Relations Study Group will this time take a closer look at public sector employment relations in the host state and the host city of the World Congress. To address this issue, the Study Group session will include two talks by researchers, one of which also has worked on the ground with New York public sector employment relations. The presentations are followed by a discussion with a discussant and the audience.
Moderators: Karen Jaehrling, IAQ University of Duisburg Essen (Germany); and Mikkel Mailand, FAOS Employment Relations Research Centre
Presenters: Phillip Thompson*, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyReaching the Next Level in City Workforce Programming
Anne Marie Brady*, Cornell UniversityDiminishing New York State’s Public Mental Healthcare Sector: The Impact of Austerity and Privatization on Wages and Employment
Discussants: Wayne Spence, President, NYS Public Employees Federation; and Randi DiAntonio, Vice President of the NYS Public Employees Federation
 
The turn to 'hard' law to address labor exploitation in global value chains has been accompanied by a turn to traditional tools of collective action: the strike. Mandatory human rights due diligence, transnational litigation, and import bans are used to tackle labor exploitation in supply chains. Worker-driven social responsibility initiatives use the business leverage of transnational corporations to support raising labor standards at certain worksites. Whose interests do these different strategies serve and what are their impacts?
Moderator: Judy Fudge, McMaster University
Panelists: Sahiba Gill, Global Labor Justice-International Labour Rights Foundation; Fabiola Mieres, Labour Markets at the International Labour Organization; Bridget Kenny, University of the Witwatersrand; Guy Mundlak and Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University
 
Chair: Søren Kaj Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Presenters: Tomas Berglund*, University of GothenburgChanges in the Occupational Structure in Sweden- An Overview
Ylva Ulfsdotter Eriksson*, Linnaeus University, SwedenOccupational Prestige and Gendered Polarization
Jesper Prytz*, University of GothenburgChanges in Trade Union Membership and Attitudes to Unions in Sweden
Discussant: Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina
 
The aspects that would be covered are (i) Emerging aspects and integration of the Indian economy with the global economy and the implications for employment relations and regulations; (ii) Salient aspects of the impending Labour Codes in India; (iii) Labour Codes in India vis-à -vis the Global Employment Relations; (iv) Impending Labour Codes in India and the Industry; (v) The Understanding and Impact of the Platform Economy and On-Demand Work; (vi) India's Platform Economy and Emerging Regulatory Challenges
Moderator: Pravin Sinha, Indian Industrial Relations Association
Presenters: Pravin Sinha, Indian Industrial Relations Association; Partha Sarkar* and Abhishek Mishra, University of Burdwan; and K. Mourlin, St. Xavier's University, IndiaThe Impending Labour Codes in India: The Contextual Perspective
Amir Jafar, Aligarh Muslim University, India; Partha Sarkar, University of Burdwan; Amitava Ghosh*, Founder and CEO (SSA Compliance Services LLP) and Advisor of a Group of Companies; and Swati Jha, SSA Compliance Services LLPIndia's Platform Economy and the Emerging Regulatory Challenges
Panelists: Abhishek Mishra, University of Burdwan; Amitava Ghosh, Founder and CEO (SSA Compliance Services LLP) and Advisor of a Group of Companies; and Ranjan Sarkar, South Asia & VP Eptisa, India
Discussants: K. Mourlin, St. Xavier's University, India; and Swati Jha, SSA Compliance Services LLP
 
Chair: Richard Hurd, Cornell University
Presenters: Cory Runstedler*, University of ConnecticutCan Coffee be Red and Blue: How the Starbucks Union Movement Maps on Red and Blue States
Zachary Schaller*, Colorado State UniversityWhere Unions Fell: A Geographical Analysis of Labor Union Representation Elections in the U.S.
Boniface Michael*, California State University SacramentoTwo-Party Negotiation Evaluations as Outcome, Process and Change Frames: Relations with Collaboration, Conflict and Fair Process
Discussant: Raya Danielle York, Henry Ford College
3 - 4:15 pm ET
Moderator: Lionel Sims Jr., Kaiser Permanente
Panelists: Asha S. Ault, DC Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining; Sarah Cudahy, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President; Adrienne E. Eaton and Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University; Frank Mullins, University of Alabama in Huntsville; and Kevin Stokes, DC Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
3 - 4:15 pm ET
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
4:30 - 5:30 pm ET
Closing Plenary—Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Sarah Cudahy, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Featured Speakers: Lauren M. McFerran, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board; Gwynne A. Wilcox and David M. Prouty, National Labor Relations Board
5:45 - 7 pm ET

Friday

Conference Activities  •  6/28/2024
7:30 - 8:30 am ET
Moderator: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University
Featured Speakers: Sara Nelson, President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO; and Richard Maroko, President, Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO
8:45 - 9:30 am ET
FMCS Closing Plenary—Trianon Jr. Ballroom
Moderator: Javier Ramirez, Program Committee Co-Chair and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Featured Speaker: Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel for National Labor Relations Board
8:45 - 10 am ET
Moderator: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University
  
9:45 - 11 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
The Hospitality Training Academy (HTA) is the training arm of UNITE HERE Local 11 and its contributing employers. The organization is a national "best practices" in labor-management partnerships, registered apprenticeships, and workforce development. Beginning in July 2023, more than half of Local 11 members began a series of rolling strikes. Panelists will describe how HTA has managed to be a haven for union and employer trustees to work collaboratively to move marginalized people into good union jobs.
Moderator: Susan Minato, UNITE-HERE Local 11
Panelists: Adine Forman, Hospitality Training Academy; Michael Weiner, Gilbert & Sackman; and Curtis Notsinneh, California Workforce Development Board
Discussants: Aaron Greenberg, Hospitality Training Academy; and Gregory Irish, City of Los Angeles, Workforce Investment Board
 
This panel will discuss the wave of union-avoidance efforts by some of the nation's best-known corporations, including Starbucks & Amazon and how these efforts, according to the NLRB, often involve illegal anti-union actions, such as firing pro-union workers. The panel will also examine how the structure of the NLRA, including its not allowing for any fines against employers that break the law, arguably give a green light to aggressive union-busting
Moderator: Steven Greenhouse, Author and Former New York Times Reporter
Panelists: Jaz Brisack, Organizing Director of the Inside Organizer School and co-founder of Starbucks Workers United; Madeline Wesley, Amazon worker in Staten Island and head of an organizing committee there, former treasurer Amazon La; and John A. Logan, San Francisco State University
Discussant: Mark Pearce, Workers Rights Institute, Georgetown University
 
Chair: Chris Tilly, University of California Los Angeles
Presenters: Tod Rutherford*, Syracuse University; Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of Leuven; Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at Montréal; Yennef Vereycken, Catholic University of Leuven; Lynford Dor, University of Leuven; and Lander Vermeerbergen, Radboud UniversityWorkers' Voice in the Face of Technological Change: Zones of Contention, Acceptance and Work Quality in a Comparative Study of the Automobile Industry in Europe
Mathieu Dupuis*, Laval University; Ian Greer and Dongwoo Park*, Cornell UniversityStriking for a Just Transition: How North American Auto Workers are Navigating the Shift to Electric Vehicles
Abbie Winton and Charles Riou Umney*, University of LeedsBringing the (Local) State into the Industrial Relations Debate on Technology and the Future of Work: Evidence from the Warehousing Industry
Alex M. Kowalski*, Cornell University; Beth Gutelius, University of Illinois Chicago; Sanjay Joseph Pinto, University of Illinois Chicago/Rutgers/Cornell; and Steven Vallas, Northeastern UniversityAt the Mercy of the Market? E-Commerce, Technology and Warehouse Work in the United States
Discussants: Marco Hauptmeier, Cardiff University; and Martin Krzywdzinski, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
 
8.2  The Future of Comparative Labor Law (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Sanford M. Jacoby, University of California Los Angeles
Presenters: Janice Bellace*, University of PennsylvaniaEvaluating Labor Law through a Comparative Lens.
Valerio De Stefano*, York UniversityThe Future Paths of Comparative Labor Law: Different Legal Traditions and Interdisciplinarity.
Cynthia Estlund*, New York University'American Exceptionalism' and the Paucity of Comparative Labor Law Scholarship in the United States.
Roberto Fragale Filho*, Judge, Brazilian Labor Court, and Fluminese Federal UniversityComparative Labor Law: Academic Partnership and New Challenges
 
Sponsored by the DC LERA chapter and the NCAC, this distinguished panel of academics and practitioners from around the globe will discuss the construction and deconstruction of racism at work and in society through time and space, beginning in colonial Virginia and moving through modern Europe, South Africa, South America, and the U.S. – including how historical segregation and exclusion are reconstituted in modern times, what challenges remain, and what kinds of efforts are being made to eliminate and remediate racism.
Moderator: Pamhidzai Bamu, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
Panelists: Randolph M. McLaughlin, Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University; Rebecca Dixon, National Employment Law Project; Homer C. La Rue, Howard University School of Law & Board Chair, RCI, Inc.; Fernanda Melo, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil); and Suhail Vawda, University of Johannesburg
 
8.3  Birds of a Feather Gathering: AI in the Workplace (Birds of a Feather)—Gramercy West
There were many submissions to The "2024 Triad" on AI and other new technologies in workplaces. This session is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners interested in such topics to network, meet informally, have a "round table" discussion about these matters and find out about each other’s research and experiences, etc. with regard to these topical and important matters. Questions for discussion could include: which are the most appropriate research strategies and forms of implementation? What is the scope for workers, mangers and unions to influence the introduction of AI and other new technologies in workplaces? Who benefits and who might not benefit from such technological changes?
Moderators: Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne); and Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Chair: Sarosh C. Kuruvilla, Cornell University
Presenters: Ding Fei*, Cornell UniversityOverseas Work, Citizenship, and Conditional Justice: A Labor-Centric Perspective towards Chinese Investment in Africa
Adam (Chuling) Huang*, Cornell UniversitySino-Africa Encounter in Agriculture: A Case Study of the Labor Regime of a Chinese Farm in Zambia
Omar Manky*, Universidad del Pacifico (Lima-Peru)DiDi Chuxing in Latin America: How a Chinese Platform Shapes Labor Dynamics in Peru and Beyond
Discussant: Aaron Halegua, NYU School of Law
 
When 15 executives of the UAW and Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) were convicted of conspiring to embezzle millions of dollars, it became obvious that there was either a lack of an ethical standard for professional responsibility or if one existed, a serious breach prior to the criminal breach. This session will explore the UAW/FCA case and what it might suggest for a model code of professional responsibility and ethics for labor relations professional.
Moderator: Robert L Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor & Human Resources, LLC
Panelists: Rebecca L. Greenbaum, Rutgers University; Deanna W. Dudley, El Camino Health; and Francis Goeddeke Jr., Wayne State University
 
Many EU-countries are evolving from status to contract with regard to the legal status of their civil servants. Labour law, though, consists of two important pillars: individual employment law and collective industrial relations. Both are in all EU-legal systems intertwined. Due to the use of individual employment contracts, the flip side of the medal finds itself in a legal vacuum. The panel session will to address this issue in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden.
Moderator: Beryl ter Haar, University of Warsaw Poland
Presenters: Alexander De Becker, University of Ghent; and Valentina Franca*, University of Ljubljana, SloveniaThe Fundamental Right to Collectively Bargain: Does the State Remain the Exception to the Rule?
Panelists: Edoardo Ales, Parthenope University of Naples; Alexander De Becker, University of Ghent; and Evert Verhulp, University of Amsterdam
Discussant: Attila Kun, Károli Gáspár Univ. of the Reformed Church in Hungary; Hungarian National Univ. of Public Service
 
8.5  The Power of Empathy and Chemistry of Trust in the Workplace (Skill-Building)—Nassau East
Empathy is the cornerstone of caring workplace relations, and trust is the platform for growing healthy organizations. This session will demonstrate how labor-management professionals can build empathy and trust, improving their problem-solving success.
Moderator: Renée Mayne, Labor-ADR
Panelists: Renée Mayne, Labor-ADR; and Genesis Fisher, JAMS
 
Drug testing is widespread in the American workplace and becomes an issue in grievance arbitration with great frequency. There is a surprising lack of knowledge and the considerable confusion among parties and arbitrators is often exacerbated by often primitive and cumbersome drug testing protocols used in workplace settings. The panel, including leading arbitrators with substantial experience in these issues, and an expert in drug chemistry, will discuss the science of testing for various drugs and the mistakes that parties and arbitrators frequently make. The aim of the session will be to provide attendees with the tools they need to address drug testing cases in the real world.
Moderator: Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Jessica Caggiano, Willig, Williams, & Davidson; Todd A. Lyon, Fisher & Phillips LLP; Michael Loconto, Loconto ADR; David Gaba, Compass Legal Group PLLC; and Jahan Marcu, Marcu Enterprises
 
This session will examine mass arbitration in employment disputes. It will discuss the American Arbitration Association's history of handling large-scale mass arbitration caseloads and how it led to the development of its Mass Arbitration Supplementary Rules. The panel will explain what constitutes mass arbitration and how it differs from class arbitration. It will look at the purpose and function of the Mass Arbitration Supplementary Rules and the role of the Process Arbitrator.
Moderator: Ann S. Lesser, Esq., American Arbitration Association
Panelists: Aaron Schmidt and Heather Santo, American Arbitration Association; Hon. Carol Heckman, Lippes Mathias LLP; and Alfred Feliu, Feliu Neutral Services, LLC
 
In the ever-evolving landscape of labor and employment relations, genuine inclusion in worker voice channels has never been more pronounced. This Birds of a Feather session is designed for those looking to connect with other LERA members committed to reshaping the dynamics of union culture, community organizing, employee engagement programs, conflict management systems, and all channels for worker voice. This session is highly participative, and facilitators will guide participants through introspective discussions.
Moderator: Arrow Minster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
During this panel, the presenters will share different strategies used by both union and non-union workers to fight back against sexual harassment. As representatives from the US, Turkey, and the Asian Pacific region, we will explore the similarities and differences in the approaches as well as engage in a discussion of what we can learn from one another transnationally. We are particularly eager to engage with the audience in an effort to further broaden the discussion.
Moderator: Ana Avendano, CUNY Law School
Panelists: Emily E. LB. Twarog, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Anna Lee Fos-Tuvera, International Trade Union Confederation, Asia Pacific; and Fulya Pinar Ozcan, Textile, Garment and Leather Trade Union OZ IPLIK IS, Turkiye
9:45 - 11 am ET
Chapter leaders will use this meeting to have a roundtable conversation about innovations, challenges, finances, bylaws, chapter-national relations and more. There will be ample opportunity for exchanges and followup questions. Always a dynamic learning experience for attendees.
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
9:45 - 11 am ET
Moderator: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
11:15 am - 12 pm ET
Moderator: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University
Discussant: Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University
Featured Speakers: Mia Ronnmar, Faculty of Law, Lund University; Rae Cooper, University of Sydney; and Jane Parker, European Trade Union Institute
12 - 1:30 pm ET
  
1:30 - 2:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
In 2021, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care unions negotiated racial justice language in a contract covering over 50,000 employees. across multiple states. The parties to the contract committed to build critical economic and health equity infrastructure for thousands of healthcare workers across Kaiser Permanente. The panel will focus on health equity, employee experience, and workforce equity, both what was bargained and the work to implement this language.
Moderator: Sandra Flores, Alliance of Health Care Unions
Panelists: David Huang, United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals; Jim Pruitt, Program Committee Co-Chair and Kaiser Permanente; and Shannon A. Jones, Kaiser Permanente
 
9.1  Algorithmic Management: Regulating the New Workplace (Symposium)—Sutton North
Chair: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters: Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Adrienne E. Eaton and Todd Vachon, Rutgers UniversityHow Employers Utilize Algorithmic Recruitment Practices and Their Impact on Workers
Sonia Bastigkeit Ericstam*, Stockholm University, and Legal Bureau of the Swedish Trade Union ConfederationAlgorithmic Management – Safeguarding Workers' Rights in Automated Decision-making
Discussant: Valerio De Stefano, York University
 
Chair: Paul F. Clark, Penn State University
Presenters: Dale Belman*, Michigan State University; and Mark Erlich, Harvard UniversityThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in Construction
Ariel C. Avgar*, Cornell University; Adrienne E. Eaton and Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University; and Adam Seth Litwin, Cornell UniversityThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in Healthcare
David Lewin*, University of California Los Angeles; and Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in the Information Technology Industry
Discussant: John T. Delaney, St. Vincent College
 
9.2  Organizational Ownership and Employee Well-Being (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Jake Rosenfeld, Washington University in St. Louis
Presenters: John W. Budd*, University of Minnesota; and Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignOrganizational Ownership and Trade-Offs Between Pay and Subjective Employee Well-Being: A Comparative Analysis
Victoria Zhang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Dylan Nelson, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPrivate Equity Ownership and Worker Experiences of Organizational Culture
Dionne Pohler*, University of SaskatchewanWorker Outcomes Under Different Co-operative Ownership and Governance Models
 
This session will examine what motivates so many companies and their executives to reflexively fight their hardest against unionization efforts -- a fight that is often expensive and often embitters workers and sours labor-management relations. The panel will also examine examples of U.S. companies taking a less hostile, more accepting approach toward unions and how that often results in better labor-management relations. increased productivity and fewer strikes.
Moderator: Wilma B. Liebman, Former Chair NLRB
Panelists: Erica Smiley, Jobs With Justice; Richard Bensinger, Former AFL-CIO Organizing Director and Consultant to Starbucks Workers United; and Roy Bahat, Bloomberg Beta
Discussant: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
The recent surge in strikes and labor campaigns has generated interest in labor activism by policymakers, practitioners, and scholars in both the United States and around the world. Questions remain as to whether this renewed activism will translate into more sustainable gains for workers and their organizations over time. Drawing on field-based case study research and theoretical work, we plan to deepen our understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting workers during this period of heightened labor activism.
Moderator: Adam (Chuling) Huang, Cornell University
Presenters: John Kallas*, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignExamining Strikes, Social Identity, and Outcomes on the Starbucks Union Campaign
Dongwoo Park*, Cornell UniversitySolidarity-based Upgrading: A Comparative Case Study of Suppliers in Korean Auto Industry
Tingting Zhang*, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at MontréalThe Development of Collective Labor Conflicts in the Past Three Decades in the US
Joseph van der Naald*, City University of New YorkUnion Strategies, Politics, Collective Bargaining Rights, and the Rise of US Public-Sector Trade Unionism: Ohio and Michigan Compared
 
Experienced labor relations practitioners discuss how the NLRB ruling in Cemex affects union organizing efforts and strategies for all parties involved as well as whether there will continue to be a role for NLRB secret ballot elections going forward.
Moderator: Thomas A. Lenz, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
Panelists: Joseph L. Paller, Gilbert & Sackman, a Law Corporation; Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Southwestern Law School; and Teresa Poor, National Labor Relations Board Region 29 Director
 
Chair: Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of Leuven
Presenters: Kendra Briken and Ian Cunningham*, University of Strathclyde; and Alina Baluch, St. Andrews UniversitySimple Devices for Complex Work? The Introduction of Everyday Technologies and their Impact on Employment Relations in Social Care Settings in the U.K.
Adam Seth Litwin*, Deepa Kylasam Iyer and Ayaj Rana, Cornell UniversityOpportunities for Augmentative AI in American Health Care
Wil Hunt*, University of Sussex; Steve Rolf and Rachel Verdin, Sussex UniversityFinance, Pick, Ride, Repeat: Business Models and Working Conditions in European Quick-commerce Platforms
Françoise Carré*, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Chris Tilly, University of California Los AngelesTechnology, Power, and the Changing Nature of U.S. Retail Jobs: Theories vs. Realities
Virginia Doellgast and Jeonghun Kim*, Cornell University; and Sean O'Brady, McMaster UniversityArtificial Intelligence and Job Quality in Contact Centers
Discussant: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University
 
This session will compare approaches to scaling Collaborative Partnerships to improve public education in South Africa and the US. Panelists include leaders from the South African ELRC, the FMCS, and Rutgers who have been collaborating on ways to implement, scale, and sustain Labor-Management Collaborative Partnerships. They will discuss structures, processes, peer facilitation, and governance between employers, administrators and unions that promote voice and democracy to impact student achievement, equity, work culture and job satisfaction.
Moderator: David Thaler, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelists: Cindy Foca and Nomarashiya Caluza, South African Education Labour Relations Council; and Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University
Discussant: Vanessa Bullock, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
This ETUI-led, multi-disciplinary symposium highlights European and national industrial relations trends on the interrelated areas of union renewal; workplace democracy; collective bargaining; digitalization; and Just Transition. The chair will introduce panelists who will overview each subject area, referencing ETUI and other research. As discussant, the chair will summarize the presentations and pose questions to session attendees, sparking more in-depth comparison of European industrial relations developments with those in other regions.
Moderator: Aline Hoffmann, European Trade Union Institute
Discussants: Bela Galgoczi, Sara Lafuente, Torsten Mueller, Jane Parker, Kurt Vandaele and Wouter Zwysen, European Trade Union Institute
 
Online Video Mediation and Arbitration (OVMA) is an increasingly popular mode of dispute resolution. We will review the success of online video mediation at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and empirical evidence suggesting that parties prefer to mediate online and indicating the rules of online arbitration. This panel of scholars, practitioners, and an AI designer will discuss where we are "post-pandemic" and predict where these changes may take us.
Moderator: E. Patrick McDermott, U.S. Air Force Academy
Panelists: Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Jennifer Ortiz Prather, U.S. EEOC Houston District Office; Robert Bergman, NextLevel Mediation; Michael Loconto, Loconto ADR; and Stephen Ichniowski, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Discussant: James Rosenberg, Abato, Rubenstein, and Abato, P.A.
 
There is a new wave of unionization sweeping over social sector nonprofits. Changes to work/life balance, equalizing power in the workplace and emphasizing DEIA issues are examples of how the non-profit organizations are changing the workplace and influencing norms beyond the non-profit sector. This workshop will explore how newly formed unions and their non-profit organizations are negotiating these topics and how the results of a CBA addressing these issues are impacting their organizations.
Moderator: Julie A Emery, Serendipity Strategies
Panelists: Sally Klingel, Cornell University; Natalia Espina, Land Stewardship Project; and Samantha Sluder, Washington Baltimore News Guild
 
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making significant strides in revolutionizing teaching and learning. The Teaching Section of LERA aims to explore how AI can be integrated into teaching Labor and Employment Relations courses to enhance learning outcomes and prepare students for the future workforce. Panelists on this session will present teaching applications of AI they have used in their ER classes and delve into the opportunities and challenges presented by AI adoption in teaching.
Moderator: Amit Kramer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Panelists: Carla Katz, Anne-Michelle Marsden and Peter Rokkos, Rutgers University
 
Chair: Chenhui Shao, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Presenters: Yingying Zhang*, City University of Hong KongArtificial Intelligence Capability and Corporate Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Employee Autonomy
Geraint Harvey*, Western University; and Peter Turnbull, University of BristolContrail Contradiction--Technology and Contradictions in the Contemporary Commercial Aviation Industry: Accommodations for Workers with Disabilities and New Technologies
Yuliya Vanzhulova Tavares*, Queen Mary University of LondonAlgorithmic Work: Are Gig and Cloud Workers Experiencing Quality Jobs?
Virgel C. Binghay* and Jose Maria G. Binghay, University of the Philippines DilimanThe Health and Safety Terrain of Delivery Riders in the Philippines
1:30 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderator: Janet Gillman, Oregon Employment Relations Board
1:30 - 2:45 pm ET
Three Chapter leaders will present descriptions of successful and innovative chapter policies and programs. Lucille Alfano will review evolution of the New Jersey chapter's innovative "speed dating" project that helps build networks across constituencies. Phil LaPorte will review the Atlanta chapter's initiatives that have framed it as the focal point for labor relations constituencies in Georgia through innovative partnerships and communications and events. Mickey Brock will discuss the methods employed by the Houston LERA chapter to more than double their membership since COVID.
Moderators: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (ret.); and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
Panelists: Lucille Alfano, Mediator Services, LLC; Philip A. LaPorte, Georgia State University (ret.); and Mickey Brock, Houston LERA
1:30 - 2:45 pm ET
Moderator: Marc Weinstein, Florida International University
  
3 - 4:15 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
In 1963, Lancaster, PA, became the focus of one of the first studies of structural racism in a local labor market. Sixty years later, in 2023, the study has been replicated, with documentation of both progress and persistent disparities. A panel of black septuagenarians and octogenarians from Lancaster, all involved in the 7th Ward Oral History Project, will share their lived experience over six decades. Three scholars working in partnership with the panelists will share results from survey data and local labor market analysis.
Moderator: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
Panelists: Rev. Louis Butcher, Founding Pastor, Bright Side Baptist Church (retired); Deborah Davis, Founding DEI Director, Hershey Medical (retired); Leroy Hopkins, Professor of German, Millersville University (emeritus); Betty Hurdle, Speech Specialist and Chair, Community First Loan Fund (retired); and Gerald Wilson, Police Lieutenant (retired)
Discussants: Lisa M. Lynch, Brandeis University; and Yaminette Diaz-Linhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
10.1  AI, New Technologies and the Futures of Labour and Work (Symposium)—Sutton North
Chair: Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne)
Presenters: Christine Riordan*, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University; Yeaseul Hur and Patricia Michel Tabarani, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignBrokerage from the Bottom Up: Union Leaders as Algorithmic Brokers in Hotel Housekeeping Work
Esme Terry*, Leeds University Business School; and Mark Stuart, University of LeedsShaping Digital Transformation at Work: Employee Involvement and the Introduction of Automation Technologies in Finance Companies
Jarrod Haar* and David Brougham, Massey University, New Zealand; Azka Ghafoor, University of Otago, New Zealand; and Candice Harris, Auckland University of TechnologyThe Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Employee Use of AI at Work
Discussant: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Chairs: Nadja Doerflinger, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Germany; and Barbara Bechter, Durham University
Presenters: Bengt Larsson*, Linnaeus University, SwedenInstitutional Structures of OSH Interventions in Europe: Decoupling in Multilevel Industrial Relations Systems
Jonas Wehrmann*, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health GermanyThe Customer as Source of Risk? An Analysis of Occupational Hazards in Frontline Service Work in Germany in Times of Covid-19
Discussant: Ben Richards, UNI Global Union
 
A panel of labor and management leaders from Kaiser Permanente, Alliance of Healthcare Unions, UMass Memorial Health and SHARE will discuss their labor management partnership (LMP) journeys. Through stories and examples, panelists will share how Unit Based Teams (UBTs) increase frontliners' sense of agency and efficacy at work, and help employers better meet the health needs of their communities. Attendees may view partnership as a more productive, alternative, sustainable path to achieving both labor and employer goals.
Moderator: Arrow Minster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelists: Janet Wilder, SHARE/AFSCME; Mike Pacinda, UMass Memorial Health; Shannon Cazinha, Kaiser Permanente; and Katie Ekstrom, Alliance of Health Care Unions
Discussant: Will Erickson, SHARE/AFSCME and UMass Memorial Health
 
This practitioner panel involves multiple stakeholders in efforts to implement Collaborative Partnerships to improve student achievement and teacher retention especially in high-poverty school districts. Presenters include state and local leaders from the teachers' unions, school boards, superintendents, principals, and the peer facilitation team. They will describe their efforts within their respective organizations and across schools, districts, and the state to design, implement and sustain partnerships to improve teaching and learning.
Moderator: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University
Panelists: Brian Brotschul, Somerset Hills School District; Vincent Caputo, Metuchen Public Schools; James Dolan, Montgomery Township Education Association; and Cory Delgado, Montgomery Township School District
Discussant: Vincent DeLucia, New Jersey School Boards Association
 
The session will draw on a case study of the first Industrial Manufacturing Technician registered apprenticeship program in California and the first electric bus manufacturing apprenticeship program in the county. The program resulted from an innovative labor-management partnership between Build Your Dreams (BYD) and the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union (SMART) Local #105. The panel will highlight how collaboration between the union, community, employer and training provider created a successful apprenticeship program.
Moderator: Liz Weiss, Working for America Institute
Presenter: Jennie Mollica*, High Road AllianceGrowing California's Electric Bus Manufacturing Workforce: How an Employer and a Union Built a High Road Training Pathway
Panelists: James White, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers; Frank Girardot, Build Your Dream (BYD); and Will Scott, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers
 
10.35  Sustaining the Revival of the Labor Movement (Panel)—Gramercy East
A perfect alignment of economic events and recent government initiatives fired up a new energy in the U.S. and global labor movements resulting in widespread collective action by workers. Recent data from the National Labor Relations Board report a historic surge in elections held, and won, by unions. Such events have coincided with the U.S. Administration sustained efforts to promote unions. This session will highlight new policy and research initiatives undertaken by the Department of Labor to invigorate the labor movement at home and abroad.
Moderator: Laine Romero-Alston, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Panelists: Chris Kazlauskas and Basel Saleh, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs; and Andrew C. Hasty, U.S. Department of Labor
Discussant: Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University
 
10.4  Gender Inequality in Brazil, Mexico and Russia (Panel)—Murray Hill West
Women face several challenges in moving up the academic and administrative ladder due to systemic and structural barriers. Despite the diligent work of individual institutions and sector organizations, systemic discrimination continues to exist globally, with specific dynamics in different locations. Entrenched exclusionary practices have been found to stifle the careers of women and especially black,indigenous, quilombola women and women from other under-represented and historically marginalized groups.
Moderator: Dalton Tria Cusciano, Fundacentro
Presenters: Elena Sychenko*, Saint Petersburg University; Wharton Business School; UniPenDiscrimination in labour relations in Russia
Sergio Covarrubias Díaz*, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility in Gluon Knowledge MexicoDiscrimination in labour relations in Mexico
Dalton Tria Cusciano*, Fundacentro; and Mauro Maia Laruccia, Fundacentro and PUC/SPDiscrimination in labour relations in Brazil
 
This panel aims to shed light on agricultural labor through the contribution of "Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos - NY, RWDSU/UFCW", a coalition of unions, community partners and researchers. This panel will focus on a) working conditions in New York agriculture; b) overview on the work of the coalition; c) collaboration between unions and community partners; d) and the role of researchers in the empowerment of agricultural workers.
Moderator: Janice Fine, Rutgers University
Panelists: Margaret Gray, Adelphi University; Diana Saguilan, United Farm Workers; and Tommaso Pio Danese, University of Trento, Italy
 
Chair: Anna Mori, University of Milan
Presenters: Pavol Bors* and Barbora Holubova, Central European Labour Studies Institute; and Marta Kahancova, CELSI and Comenius UniversityCentral-Eastern Europe: Following the "Low Road" of Development in the Care Sector in Hungary and Slovakia?
Nana Wesley Hansen and Mikkel Mailand*, FAOS Employment Relations Research Centre; and Frank Tros, University of AmsterdamThe Twofold Path of the Universalistic Model: Denmark and the Netherlands in Comparison
Karin Gottschall and Ruth Abramowski*, University of BremenInvesting in Care Services as a Challenge for Interest Representation: The Case of Long-term Care and Childcare Expansion in Germany
Oscar Molina*, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain); Anna Mori, University of Milan; Alejandro Godino Pons and Joan Rodriguez-Soler, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)Is the Mediterranean Model Still Going the Same Direction? Italy and Spain in Comparison
Discussant: Manuela Galetto, University of Warwick
 
10.55  Authoritarian Innovations in Labor Governance (Panel)—Nassau West
"Authoritarian Innovations "have been defined as"novel governance practices designed to shrink spaces for meaningful public participation in politics" (Curato and Fossati, 2020, 1010). This session will discuss authoritarian innovations in labor governance in a variety of national contexts (USA; Mexico; Poland; India; Myanmar) and how governments advance labour "reforms" that appear democratic on the surface but that serve to reduce the space for unions to represent worker interests within an industrial relations system.
Moderator: Premilla D'Cruz, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
Panelists: Michael Gillan, University of Western Australia; Chris Rhomberg, Fordham University; Adam Mrozowicki, University of Wroclaw, Poland and Fulbright Visiting fellow at the ILR School, Cornell University; Ernesto Noronha, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA); and Cirila Quintero Ramírez, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
 
Chair: Adam Seth Litwin, Cornell University
Presenters: Michael David Maffie* and Tashlin Lakhani, Cornell UniversityCommitted Contract Workers: Examining the Effects of High Commitment Human Resource Practices in the Gig Economy
Deepa Kylasam Iyer*, Cornell UniversityHard Choices: Navigating Risk in Freelance Media Work
Jelena Starcevic*, McMaster University, School of Labour StudiesReworking practices among food delivery workers in Serbia and Croatia
Laura Lam*, University of TorontoTechnological Change in Care: Understanding Organizational Adaptation and Workers' Experiences
Discussant: Hatim A. Rahman, Northwestern University
 
This session will explore issues surrounding fully online professional master's education, including the impact these programs may have on in-person programs and the skills graduating students bring to the field. We will consider things such as what knowledge and skills are essential for master's students to acquire to be competent employment relations professionals and how are online programs different in terms of who is being educated.
Moderator: Paula Voos, Rutgers University
Presenters: Steven E. Abraham*, State University of New York Oswego; and Paula Voos, Rutgers UniversityOpinions of Employment Relations Professionals regarding Online Masters Programs
Panelists: Ingrid Fulmer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Paul F. Clark, Penn State University; and Hadi El Farr, Rutgers University
 
This session discusses Human-Centered Economics: The Living Standards of Nations (Palgrave Macmillan in association with the ILO, 2024) and the working paper “Generative AI and Jobs: A global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality” (ILO 2023). The book proposes a reformulation of economics to explicitly integrate the role of policies and institutions that enable inclusion, sustainability and resilience, not least those relating to labor standards. These are the practical manifestation of a country’s social contract and their strength determines how well countries translate economic growth into broad progress in social welfare and fulfill their international legal commitment to the progressive realization of universal rights. But this macro-institutional context remains absent from the standard pedagogy and practice of economics, an interdisciplinary disconnect that is increasingly untenable in a century facing the prospect of substantially increased dislocation and inequality from AI and climate change.
Moderator: Ana Virginia Moreira Gomes, International Labor Organization
Panelists: Richard Samans, International Labor Organization; and Anil Verma, University of Toronto
3 - 4:15 pm ET
4:30 - 6 pm ET
Moderator: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President
4:30 - 6 pm ET
ILERA Council Meeting (by invitation)—Boardroom, 4th Floor
Moderator: Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University

Saturday

Conference Activities  •  6/29/2024
7:15 - 8:15 am ET
  
8:30 - 9:45 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
Chair: John T. Delaney, St. Vincent College
Presenters: Clifford B. Donn* and Brenda J. Kirby, Le Moyne CollegeThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in K-12 Education
Paul F. Clark*, Penn State UniversityThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in Law Enforcement
Howard Stanger*, Canisius UniversityThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in the Newspaper Industry
Michael Belzer*, Wayne State UniversityThe State of Organizing and Collective Bargaining in Trucking
 
Chair: Sara Caria, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Presenters: Guendalina Anzolin, University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (UK); Chiara Benassi*, Kings College, London, UK; and Armanda Cetrulo, Sant'Anna Advanced School, Pisa (Italy)The Role of Industrial Relations for Firm-level Innovation: A Comparative Analysis of Establishment Data in Germany and Italy
Lisa Dorigatti, University of Milan; and Matteo Rinaldini*, University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaThe collective regulation of remote work: a sectoral analysis
Sara Caria* and Matteo Rinaldini, University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaVariegated Digitalisation? An Empirical Study on Digital Trajectories in Two German Owned Manufactures in Northern Italy
Ines Wagner*, University of Oslo and Harvard UniversityRobots and Gendered Work Tasks: Evidence from the Shopfloor in Norway
Discussants: Karen Jaehrling, IAQ University of Duisburg Essen (Germany); and Matteo Rinaldini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
 
Chair: Mina Addo, MDRC
Presenters: Luisa Nazareno*, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPreference for Flexibility of Workers in Online Platforms
Rachel M.B. Atkins*, St. John's University; Quentin Brummet and Katie Johnson, NORC at the University of ChicagoRacial and Ethnic Differences in Gig Platform Work in the U.S.
Ofronama Biu*, Urban instituteBlack Women and Precarious Work
 
11.2  LERA Competitive Papers: Exploring the Future of Work (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Justice - University of Porto
Presenters: Farnaz Ghaedipour and Arvind Karunakaran*, Stanford University"Be Authentic and Always Keep Hustling": Navigating the Tensions between Authenticity and Entrepreneurialism in Platform-Based Work
Dasom Jang*, Michigan State UniversityOrganizational Control for Work-from-Home Employees: the Role of Electronic Performance Monitoring
Laura Lam*, University of TorontoNot all Platform Work is Equal: Migrants' Experience of Between "Relational" and "Non-relational" Platform Work
Discussant: Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University
 
This session will educate attendees about two of the Department of Labor's key initiatives to disseminate high-impact research and help researchers to more effectively disseminate their own findings, the Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) and Evidence to Action (E2A). CLEAR and E2A both help researchers to expand the dissemination of their research findings and enable policymakers to identify evidence-based solutions to policy problems.
Moderator: Suchitra Akmanchi, Chief Evaluation Office, U.S. Department of Labor
Panelists: Megan E. Lizik, Chief Evaluation Office, U.S. Department of Labor; Carolyn Corea, American Institutes for Research; and Andrew Clarkwest, ABT Global
 
Chair: Sarah Ashwin, London School of Economics
Presenters: Mark Anner*, Pennsylvania State UniversityInteracting Labor and Public Governance Mechanisms in Global Production: Binding Agreements, Labor Reforms, and FTA Labor Chapters in Mexico and Honduras
Chunyun Li*, London School of Economics and Political Sciences; and Sarosh C. Kuruvilla, Cornell UniversityRatcheting up Compliance: Public Disclosure of Audit results of Supplier Factories
Elizabeth A. Bennett*, Lewis & Clark College and Harvard Kennedy SchoolYou Want Me to "Calculate the Wage Gap"? Organic Textile Suppliers Respond to New Living Wage Reporting Requirements
Discussant: Chikako Oka, University of Paris-East Créteil
 
The neoliberal decentralization and re-regulation of industrial relations (IR) in Australia and New Zealand has been significant. Since the pandemic, both countries took steps to more collectivized IR, although this is politically contingent. This session by the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand highlights recent trends in these peculiar liberal market economies.
Moderator: Leigh Johns, Fair Work Commission, Australia
Panelist: Jim Arrowsmith, Massey University, New Zealand
Discussant: Jane Parker, European Trade Union Institute
 
11.4  Labour in the Meat Industry: A Transnational Conversation (Panel)—Murray Hill West
This session will focus on labour in the meat industry, bringing perspectives from multiple jurisdictions into dialogue. Selected speakers from Canada, Germany and Denmark will discuss how labour concerns in the meat industry have evolved since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, while also pinpointing systemic obstacles to enhancing labour conditions and animal welfare in the sector.
Moderator: Thorsten Schulten, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Düsseldorf/Germany
Panelists: John Lütten and Marwaa Zazai, University of Hamburg, Germany; Serife Erol, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Düsseldorf/Germany; Marie Huntley Andersen, Roskilde University, Denmark; and Sarah Berger Richardson, University of Ottawa, Canada
 
11.45  Perspectives On High Performance Work Systems (Symposium)—Murray Hill East
Chair: Omar Manky, Universidad del Pacifico (Lima-Peru)
Presenters: Jarrod Haar* and David Brougham, Massey University, New ZealandIndigenous Perspectives of High-Performance Work Systems in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Multi-Sample Study
Kritkorn Nawakitphaitoon*, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand; Wei Huang, Renmin University of China; and Wei Wei, University of LeicesterTwo Faces of High-performance Work Systems (HPWS) and Delivering Mutual Gains: A Moderated Mediation Model of Employee Perception of HPWS, Trust in Senior Managers and Employee Voice Efficacy
Benjamin Hopkins*, University of Birmingham; and Kristine Olson, Utah TechEmployer Accommodation Provision and Worker Control in the Agricultural Sector
Evren M. Dincer*, CUNY Graduate CenterThe Future of Agricultural Work in Turkey: The Case of Organic Farming
 
This session provides an opportunity to learn about memory-work and its potential for developing reflexive accounts of the work that we perform as academics, practitioners, and policymakers at the research-practice interface. This participative session will include an introduction and vignette illustrating the process used by a group of diverse women academics to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences. It will be followed by focused groupwork, plenary discussion and any remaining questions about the memory-work process.
Moderator: Ceri Hughes, University of Manchester
Panelists: Jenny Rodriguez and Anne McBride, University of Manchester; and Maria Hudson, University of Essex
 
Chair: Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of Leuven
Presenters: Nobuyuki Yamada*, Komazawa UniversitySeeking "Reciprocity" in Capitalism: Reconsidering the Historical Development of Industrial Relations in Japan
Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of Leuven; Jane Parker, European Trade Union Institute; Bernd Brandl*, University of Durham, UK; Patrice Jalette, University of Montreal; and Kerem Ceylan, Bogazici University, TurkeyConstructing a Typology of Industrial Relations Systems: Towards a Non-Euro-centric Model?
Bernd Brandl*, University of Durham, UKDisciplinary Varieties in Industrial Relations and Labour Research: An Analysis of Disciplinary Knowledge Exchange and Trends in Knowledge Creation
 
11.6  Generations at Work (Symposium)—Madison 
Chair: Joan-Miquel Verd, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
Presenters: Seonghoon Hong* and Adrienne E. Eaton, Rutgers UniversityNavigating Longer Working Lives: Unraveling the Role of Union Membership in the Aging Workforce
Faizan Imtiaz*, Towson University; Thomas Vaughan-Johnston, Cardiff University; and Sang Won Byun, Towson UniversityMotivation and Age Revisited: How Seniors and Millennials Vary in the Occupational Motives and Work Outcomes
Jenny Julen Votinius* and Mia Ronnmar, Faculty of Law, Lund UniversityOlder Workers, Dismissals, and Active Ageing: Comparative Perspectives on the Dynamic between Employment Protection, Non-Discrimination, and Collective Bargaining
Discussant: Russell D. Lansbury, University of Sydney
 
11.65  Change is Difficult: Just Transition (Symposium)—Clinton 
Chair: Nadja Doerflinger, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Germany
Presenters: Virginia Parks* and Ian Ross Baran, University of California IrvineSkills Lost in Transition: How Fossil Fuel Workers Experience Losses to Internal Labor Market Gains and How Green Transition Policy Can Respond
Sotiria Theodoropoulou* and Mehtap Akgüç, European Trade Union Institute; and Sebastiano Sabato, European Social ObservatoryUnbalanced Just Transition? The E.U. Recovery and Resilience Facility and the Evolution of Eco-social Policies in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain
Panelists: Norman Rogers, United Steelworkers of America Local 675; Patrick Dexter, United Auto Workers, International Representative; and Tracy Scott, United Steelworkers of America Local 5, President
8:30 - 9:45 am ET
The LERA Teaching Interest Section provides a forum for educators and trainers to exchange ideas, practices, innovations, and challenges related to teaching. This session will be loosely structured to allow for participant-driven discussion on whatever teaching topics attendees wish to discuss. All are welcome to attend.
Moderators: Antone Aboud, Pennsylvania State University; and John W. Budd, University of Minnesota
8:30 - 11:15 am ET
LERA 26th Annual PhD Consortium—Rendezvous Trianon
The consortium will be divided into three moments. The first moment will feature a discussion on activism, collaborative research, and analytical boundaries, from the perspective of a journal’s editor. The second moment will consist of a session on how to build collaborative networks in four different arenas: a) building collaborative networks with firms; b) building collaborative scholar networks; c) building research - labor actors’ collaborative networks; d) building collaborative networks with the state/government. In more detail, for each collaborative area there will be a guest speaker to discuss the opportunities and challenges that characterize collaborations with scholars, companies, civil society, and the state/government. Finally, the last moment will be dedicated to thematic rotating tables where we can discuss the four collaborative arenas discussed during the previous panel.
Moderators: Yichen Liu, University of Toronto; Tommaso Pio Danese, University of Trento, Italy; and Carla Lima Aranzaes, Michigan State University
Panelists: Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto; Dionne Pohler, University of Saskatchewan; Janice Fine, Rutgers University; and Ken Jacobs, University of California Berkeley
Featured Speakers: Jonathan Booth, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Rutgers University
  
10 - 11:15 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
Child labor in the US is surging with investigations revealing flagrant violations in meat processing, automobile, and packaged food manufacturing. This panel will examine its causes arising from the large number of unaccompanied minors awaiting asylum, labor shortages in the post-pandemic economy, and the use of fissured business structures facilitating its use. We will discuss how the US Department of Labor is addressing child labor and explore legislative changes to address what Franklin Roosevelt deemed "this ancient atrocity".
Moderator: David Weil, Brandeis University
Panelists: Seema Nanda, U.S. Department of Labor; Jessica Looman, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour; Sally Dworak-Fisher, National Employment Law Project; and Rosa DeLauro, Congresswoman, 3rd District, Connecticut
 
12.1  Health and Safety I (Symposium)—Sutton North
Chair: Chair Opportunity Available, Interested? Contact LERA
Presenters: Alison Braley-Rattai and Larry Savage*, Brock UniversityAcademic Staff Association Responses to Vaccine Mandates in the Canadian University Sector
Jacqueline Meredith*, Swinburne Law School (Melbourne)Pulling the Plug on Unsafe Work: Examining the Right to Disconnect through the Lens of Work Health and Safety Law
Barbara Bechter*, Durham University; Manuela Galetto, University of Warwick; Ramune Guobaite, ILAW LEXTAL Lithuania; Bengt Larsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden; and Sabrina Weber, Pforzheim University GermanyChoices at Work. Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Provisions in Collective Bargaining - Complements or Substitutes
 
This session presents the book Labour Law Utopias: Post-Growth and Post-Productive Work Approaches (Oxford University Press 2024). The contributions in the book build on critics of economic growth and the limits of the logic of human productivity and competitivity for workers and the planet. Following a forward-looking approach, the contributions explore alternative approaches and what those will mean for work in general and labour law in particular. The session will take place in the form of a point-counterpoint debate between authors, readers and the audience.
Moderator: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters: Nicolas Bueno, UniDistance Suisse; Alexander De Becker, University of Ghent; and Beryl ter Haar*, University of Warsaw PolandLabour Law Utopias: Post-Growth and Post-Productive Work Approaches
Panelists: Suhail Vawda, University of Johannesburg; Judy Fudge, McMaster University; and Tequila Brooks, Attorney and Comparative Labor Scholar
 
12.2  Union Power, Satisfaction, and Composition (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Angela B. Cornell, Cornell University
Presenters: David Jacobs*, American UniversityLabor Intellectuals
DC De La Haye, Doctoral Student, Florida State University; Andrew Keyes, Fresno State University; Pauline de Becdelièvre, ENS Paris-Saclay (IDHES); Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at Montréal; and Jack Fiorito*, Florida State UniversityUnion Satisfaction in Three Countries
Gregory Lyon*, Georgetown University; and Daniel Schneider, Harvard UniversityWorking Conditions, Personal Experience, and Partisan Labor Policy Preferences
 
This panel will explore labor and labor/community/environment conflicts and struggles around expanding Amazon warehousing and middle- and last-mile delivery networks. It will do so in areas of recent expansion by the e-commerce behemoth in country/regional as well as US/geographic terms, as the company "builds out" its network. Is so-called "Amazon capitalism" altered substantially and how by its contestation or company adaptation, as it expands across geographic space with a low-wage, high-turnover, high social externality business model?
Moderator: Bridget Kenny, University of the Witwatersrand
Presenters: Joao Paulo Candia Veiga, University of Sao Paulo; and Katiuscia Galhera*, Dourados Federal UniversityConflict and Contestation Surrounding Amazon Warehouse Work in Latin America: Evidence from Greater São Paulo and Greater Mexico City
Nikko Bilitza*, Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, University of Vienna; and Scott B. Martin, Columbia UniversityLabor-Community-Environmental Alliances around Amazon E-Commerce Distribution Facilities: The Cases of Red Hook, Brooklyn and the Proposed Newark, NJ Airport Hub
Jeff Hermanson*, International Union Education LeagueOrganizing Amazon's Warehouse Workers: New Opportunities under Mexico's Revised Labor Law and the USMCA
Discussant: Adam Mrozowicki, University of Wroclaw, Poland and Fulbright Visiting fellow at the ILR School, Cornell University
 
Three decades ago, international brands introduced Codes of Conducts to ensure decent work in their supply chains. Today, research continues to unveil worker exploitation, indicating the failure of voluntary private governance. Enforceable brand agreements (EBAs) emerged in pursuit of better solutions. EBAs join brands and local unions in bilateral agreements, allowing for worker representation and enforceability. This panel explores EBA's potential, challenges, and scalability, bringing together industry- and labour perspectives.
Moderator: Pauline Jerrentrup, London School of Economics
Panelists: JJ Rosenbaum, Global Labor Justice-International Labour Rights Foundation; Nhlanhla Mabizela, Deputy Country Program Director of the Solidarity Center; Meghna Sarma, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein); and Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC
Discussant: Sarah Ashwin, London School of Economics
 
12.35  Geographic Inequality as a Driver of Worker Outcomes (Panel)—Gramercy East
This session will showcase research on geographic inequality and local policy as a determinant of worker outcomes. Presentations will explore various structural systems influencing individuals' labor market opportunities based on their neighborhood, including the criminal legal system, occupational segregation, and local labor laws. This session will engage policymakers, worker advocates, and employers by highlighting strategies to strengthen the labor market by addressing deeply rooted systemic racial and socioeconomic bias at the local level.
Moderator: Teresa Kroeger, WorkRise @ The Urban Institute
Presenters: Oluwasekemi Odumosu*, Urban InstituteBeyond Bars: The Persistent Economic Consequences of Hyper-incarceration on Communities of Color
Justin Heck*, Opportunity@WorkThe Geography of Racial and Ethnic Occupational Segregation Among Workers with and without Four Year Degrees
LiJia Gong*, Local Progress; and Terri Gerstein, NYU Wagner Labor InitiativeThe Role of Local Government in Protecting Workers’ Rights: A Comprehensive Overview of the Ways that Cities, Counties, and Other Localities are Taking Action on Behalf of Working People
 
Chair: David Dunlop Williamson, Auckland University of Technology
Presenters: David Brannon*, Hotel School The HagueApplying Common Pool Resource Governance to Hospitality Work
Richard Robinson*, University of QueenslandThe Trouble with Hospitality Employment
David Dunlop Williamson and Candice Harris*, Auckland University of TechnologyIn-hospitable Work: Evidence from the Front-line in New Zealand
Discussant: Christine Riordan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 
Chair: Yanhua Bird, Boston University
Presenters: Kelly I. Pike*, York University; Beth English, Indiana University; and Tinu Mathew, York UniversityRole of Sexual Harassment Prevention Training in Driving Behaviour Change in Garment Sector Factories: A Comparative Study of Nicaragua and Indonesia
Tinu Mathew*, York UniversityCan Virtual Reality Drive Behaviour Change in Global Supply Chains? An Explanatory Study of the Effectiveness of Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Sazid Ahmad*, London School of EconomicsVerbal Abuse of Workers at Global Supply Chains: Monitoring and Purchasing Practices at Cross Purposes?
Jeffrey S. Wheeler*, LRQATracing Violations in Global Supply Chains: The Global Trace Protocol Project
Discussant: Arianna Rossi, Action Program on Decent Work Outcomes in Supply Chains, ILO
 
12.5  Emerging Trends in the Workplace (Symposium)—Nassau East
Chair: Edward Martin Davidson, Davidson Arbitration
Presenters: Yonjin Suh*, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignWhat did Unions do for Working Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Unions Role in Reducing Parenting Stress
Itaru Nishimura*, Chuo University Faculty of Commerce; and Hideki Shimizu-Tanaka, Doshisha University Faculty of Policy StudiesEmployee Voice and the Digitalization of Workplace: Positive or Negative for the Company and its Employees?
Duncan Adam, Manchester Metropolitan University; Deborah Dean and Manuela Galetto*, University of Warwick; and Melanie Simms, University of GlasgowPluralism Deniers and Aspirational Unitarism: Collective Conflict Resolution in a Hostile Environment
Qi Zheng*, Capital University of Economics and Business; and Zitong Qiu, Labor Dispute Office, Chinese Academy of Labor and Social SecurityCan Women Escape from Precarity in the Gig Economy: Evidence from Labor Market, Labor Process, and Labor Reproduction in China
 
12.55  Examining Precarious Work Four-Ways (Symposium)—Nassau West
Chair: Christian Ibsen, University of Copenhagen
Presenters: Bjarke Refslund*, Aalborg UniversityLabour Migrants in a Dualised Labour Market and Industrial Relations: Evidence from Three European Countries
Jiachun Liu*, Renmin University of China; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Weiguo Yang, Renmin University of ChinaTrapped in Precarity? Longitudinal Effects of Informal Employment in China
Merle Erikson*, University of TartuRight to Strike of Self-Employed
 
12.6  Challenges for Young Workers (Symposium)—Madison 
Chair: Peter Berg, Michigan State University
Presenters: Leslie Panyanouvong*, University of California IrvineReproducing and Contesting Workplace Inequality: Identity, Commitment, and Voice in the New Service Economy
Joan-Miquel Verd*, Alejandro Godino, Joan Rodriguez-Soler and Alejandro Gonzalez-Heras, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)Is the Restriction by Law of Short-term Contracts Enough to Reduce Employment Instability? Precariousness Among Young Workers Before and After Spain's 2021 Labour Market Reform Act
Chun Wang, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics; Pengxin Xie* and Hongyu Chen, School of Public Administration, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, PR China.Age Discrimination's Influence on Wages: An Empirical Study Exploring the '35-Year-Old Phenomenon'
Kurt Vandaele* and Wouter Zwysen, European Trade Union InstituteAre Young Workers Willing to Become a Trade Union Member? Exploring Pro-union Attitudes, Precariousness, and Union Exposure in 14 European Countries
 
12.65  Going Green: Unions Respond (Symposium)—Clinton 
Chair: Alec Goodwin, Cornell University
Presenters: Rolf K. Andersen*, Johanne Stenseth Huseby and Anne Mette Ødegård, Fafo, Institute for Labour and Social ResearchSustainable Regulations In Local Collective Agreements: Experiences from Norway
Bela Galgoczi*, Kalina Arabadjieva and Fabris Bianca Luna, European Trade Union InstituteThe Role of Collective Bargaining in the Green Transformation
Elin Moen Dahl*, Oslo Metropolitan University Work Research InstituteThe Role of Trade Union Representatives in the Green Transition in Norway
Mehtap Akgüç*, European Trade Union InstituteWorking Less Hours to Pollute Less? A Cross-country Analysis of Environmental Impacts of Working Hours
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10 - 11:15 am ET
Moderators: Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University; Bradley R. Weinberg, Queen's University; and Robert L Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor & Human Resources, LLC
11:30 - 1:30 pm ET
LERA/ILERA Presidential Luncheon—Trianon Jr. Ballroom
Moderator: Jim Pruitt, Program Committee Co-Chair and Kaiser Permanente
Featured Speakers: Dennis L. Dabney, LERA President; and Harry C. Katz, Program Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University
  
1:45 - 3 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
13.05  Working Conditions of Gig Platform Drivers (Symposium)—Beekman
Chair: Michael Reich, University of California Berkeley
Presenters: Ken Jacobs*, Michael Reich, Tynan Challenor and Aida Farmand, University of California BerkeleyPassenger and Delivery Gig Driver Earnings in Five Metro Areas
Maria Figueroa*, SUNY Empire School of Labor StudiesSearching for Worker Power in the Platform Economy: The Case of Food-delivery Workers in New York City
James A. Parrott*, The New School for Social Research; Michael Reich, University of California Berkeley; and Xingxing Yang, University of South FloridaThe Economic Situation of TNC Drivers in Minnesota
Discussants: Terri Gerstein, NYU Wagner Labor Initiative; and David Weil, Brandeis University
 
Chair: Alina Malkova, Florida Institute of Technology
Presenters: Eunice Han*, University of UtahWhat Did Unions Do for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Justin Vinton*, Rutgers UniversityLabor-Management Partnership Quality in US Public Education: Examining Multilevel Implementation and Teacher Voice about Work and COVID-19
Or Shay*, Cornell UniversityCollective Bargaining Agreements after Covid-19: New Data from New York State Public School Districts
Discussant: Madelaine Colas, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
 
13.15  How do Workers Know a Good Job When They Have One? (Panel)—Sutton Center
The panel focuses on objective and worker subjective assessments of job quality and satisfaction. For the last few years there have been a bevy of employee surveys and measurements of job quality, including investigations on how to define job quality. This panel will take up the topic from aggregate, targeted and cases-specific vantage points. The value of the panel session is to provide actionable data that connects worker subjective experiences about work to the development of state-based public policy to raise employment quality.
Moderator: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Panelists: Alison Dickson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Lonnie Golden, Pennsylvania State University Abington; Hyeri Choi and Wenchen Wang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Discussants: Lisa Jordan, United Steelworkers of America; and Aaron Sojourner, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
 
13.2  The Causes and Consequences of Workplace Innovation (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Johanna Macneil, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Presenters: Mark Bray*, University of Newcastle, AustraliaWhy is Union-Management Cooperation so Difficult in Anglo-American Workplaces?
Di Tong*, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyIn Search of the High Road: Do Low-Wage Employers Shift Management Practices in Response to Minimum Wage Increases?
Jana Stefan*, University of Milan/Anglia Ruskin University; Arianna Marcolin, Marco Guerci, Maria Laura Toraldo and Edoardo Della Torre, University of MilanRelative 'Artisan' Satisfaction through Small Gains? The Case of Blue-collar Workers in a Craft Firm
 
13.25  South Africa's Triumph Over Discrimination (Skill-Building)—Regent
A presentation on South African labor and employment ADR. How South Africa has overcome discrimination in adopting a new Constitution and relevant legislation, whereby all employee rights are enshrined in law. A comparative look at the South African system v the USA. This will show quick and effective access to justice, at no cost to parties, with an emphasis on mediation and med-arb, and speedy resolution of disputes. The presentation will demonstrate the legislative requirement for all ADR panels to be representative of race and gender.
Moderator: Margie Brogan, National Academy of Arbitrators
Panelists: Hilary Mofsowitz, National Academy of Arbitrators International Studies Group; and Katy Khuduga, Arbitrator/Mediator, South Africa
Discussant: Chris Albertyn, National Academy of Arbitrators
 
Chair: Qian Zhang, University of Ottawa
Presenters: Weiguo Yang* and Lei Zhao, Renmin University of ChinaEvolution of Digital Platforms and How They Organize Gig Workers: Evidence from China's Ride-hailing Industry
Hao Zhang*, Renmin University of China; and Can Ouyang, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityCan Time Commitment Enhance Gig Workers' Performance? Evidence from China's Platform-based Food-delivery Workers
Omar Manky*, Universidad del Pacifico (Lima-Peru)Barriers and Opportunities for Platform Worker Mobilization: Insights from Lima, Peru
Qi Wang*, South China University of Technology; and Yujin Wang, Renmin University of ChinaWhat Do Unions Do? The Role of the Chinese Local Unions in Addressing Labor Disputes in the Platform Economy
Discussants: Mengjie Lyu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Rutgers University
 
Chair: Chunyun Li, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Presenters: Sarah Ashwin*, London School of Economics; Nora Lohmeyer, Radboud University; and Elke Schüßler, Leuphana University of LueneburgEnforceable Brand Agreements and Due Diligence Legislation: Complements or Substitutes in the Labor Governance of Global Supply Chains?
Chikako Oka* and Rémi Bourguignon, University of Paris-East Créteil; and Léna Masson, University of LilleMandatory Due Diligence Legislation and Social Dialogue: Friend or Foe?
Alessandro Guasti and Matthew Amengual, University of Oxford; and Damian Raess*, Catholic University of LilleUnder (Indirect) Pressure: Cascading Substantive Change to Non-Targeted Firms
Greg Distelhorst and Yichen Liu*, University of Toronto; and Chana Rosenthal, New York UniversityLead Firms' Purchasing Practices and Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: Micro-level Evidence
Discussant: Yanhua Bird, Boston University
 
13.4  Innovation and Change in China (Symposium)—Murray Hill West
Chair: Duanyi Yang, Cornell University
Presenters: Elaine Hui*, Pennsylvania State UniversityChinese Multinational Corporations in the US: Managerial Control and Labor Resistance
Kritkorn Nawakitphaitoon*, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand; and Wei Huang, Renmin University of ChinaChina's Economic Boom and the Enigma of Declining Workforce Engagement: Exploring the Influence of Supportive Work Environment and Wellness on Employee Engagement
 
13.45  Emerging Trends in Union Voting Practices (Symposium)—Murray Hill East 
Chair: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
Presenters: Sondra Menzies*, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignEmerging Trends in Union Election Outcomes and Bargaining Unit Characteristics Across Employer Types
Patrick P. McHugh, George Washington University; Matthew Hinkel*, Alma College; and Mark Hyman, University of MarylandUnion Voting Behavior of Scholarship Football Players at Northwestern: Insights from Union Supporters and Opponents
Nana Wesley Hansen*, FAOS Employment Relations Research Centre; and Mark Friis Hau, FAOS University of CopenhagenUnions as Digital Trailblazers: Digitalizing and Revitalizing Union Voting Practices
 
13.5  Caring for the Caregivers (Symposium)—Nassau East
Chair: Ines Delgado-Alberto, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Presenters: Guelten Gizem Fesli*, University of Bayreuth, GermanyTrade Union Organizing Strategies of Transnational Care Workers in Germany and the U.S.
Gerhard Bosch*, University of Duisburg-Essen; and Michaela Evans, Gelsenkirchen UniversityRevaluation of Essential Work: The Example of Elderly Care in Germany
Costanza Galanti*, Cornell University/University of Padova"That Law Was Created so that Workers Wouldn't Be Slaves": Healthcare Mobilisations in Italy and Romania and the Missed Politicization of EU Commodifying Interventions
Katherine Ravenswood*, Auckland University of TechnologyWeaponising Ideational Power to (De)legitimise Gender Discrimination in Care Work
Discussant: Anne McBride, University of Manchester
 
13.55  Working in the Platform Economy (Symposium)—Nassau West
Chair: Amir Jafar, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Presenters: June Namgoong*, Korea Labor InstituteHow Far to the Promised Land: A Review of Regulatory (R)evolution for Gig Workers in South Korea
Jeonghun Kim*, Cornell UniversityThe Role of Ideas in Empowering Gig Workers: A Comparison of Two Unions in the Korean Food Delivery Sector
Min Li*, Yinbin Zhong, Nan Sun and Zhenhui Bai, South China University of TechnologyPersonalized Real-time Standard Working Hour Study for Gig Delivery Workers on Digital Labour Platforms: From the Perspective of Digital Development in China
 
13.6  IR/HR in Times of Crisis (Symposium)—Madison 
Chair: Barbara Sunderland Manousso, Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC: Solution2Conflict
Presenters: Anahid Bauer, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School; and Eliza Forsythe*, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignOccupational Restructuring after the Great Recession
Chris F. Wright*, University of Sydney; and Colm McLaughlin, University College DublinSocial Dialogue and Job Retention Policy Reform in Response to COVID: The Triumph of Pragmatism over Ideology
Christian Hohendanner*, Institute for Employment Research; and Alexander Patzina, University of BambergEmployment Adjustments during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Do Fixed-term Contracts Ease Hiring in Uncertain Times?
Lilach Lurie*, Tel Aviv UniversityIndustrial Relations in Times of National Crises
 
13.65  LERA/Illinois Climate Jobs Institute Best Papers (Symposium)—Clinton 
Chair: Richard A. Benton, Climate Jobs Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Balakrishnan Parasuraman*, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan; Margaret Chin Sat Peng, Sabah Banking Employee Union; "Sam" TSEN King Foh, Sustainable Resources Management; Jayaraj Vijaya Kumaran, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan; Nazanin Dara, University of Cyberjaya; and Murugaiah Parasuraman, Secondary School MalaysiaThe Changing Role of Trade Union and Employers in Creating Green Jobs that its Policy Link to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in Sabah Banking Industry: Impact on Industrial Relations
Michael H.F. Thorburn*, Stanford Law SchoolNavigating Heat Stress in the World of Work: An Analysis of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Marcia Cristina Kamei López Aliaga*, Federal University of Santa Catarina and Federal Labour Prosecution Office, Brazil; Norma Sueli Padilha, University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Fernanda Giannasi, Brazilian Association of those Exposed to Asbestos; and Luciano Lima Leivas, University of Santa Catarina, BrazilRethinking the Role of Royalty Revenues In Mining Activities to Finance Just Transition Policies
1:45 - 3 pm ET
Moderator: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University
  
3:15 - 4:30 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
14.05  Empowerment Through Learning (Symposium)—Beekman
Chair: Valentina Franca, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenters: Flore Claus*, University of GhentBeyond the Horizon: Navigating (the Right to) Lifelong Learning as Part of a Sustainable Career
Alina Malkova*, Florida Institute of TechnologyThe Power of Skills: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Potential through Vocational Education
Paul Latreille, Sheffield University Management School; Peter Urwin*, Frankie Saundry, Alex Bowyer and Richard Saundry, University of WestminsterWhat Shapes Conflict Management Styles? Evidence from the Skilled Managers Training Intervention
Olufemi Michael Oladejo* and Mutereko Sybert, University of KwaZulu-NatalTraining and Development: Implication on Academic Staff Performance and University Sustainability
 
ILERA’s Iberoamerican Group is formed by countries of the ILERA’s Latin American chapters, formally constituted or in the process of being constituted and other supporter countries. As a mean of diversity and inclusion this session is going to be carried out in Spanish, considering the amount of Spanish speakers in the world and its influence in the U.S. workforce.
Moderator: Martha Monsalve, President, ILERA Colombia
Panelists: Marco Mejía and Leopoldo Gamarra, ILERA Perú; Joaquín Perrone, ILERA Uruguay; Yolanda Sánchez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; and Joao Amado, University of Cohimbra, Portugal
 
14.15  Wage Theft, Inequality, and Worker Pay (Symposium)—Sutton Center
Chair: John Martin, University of Queensland
Presenters: Stephen Clibborn*, University of SydneyAccounting for Wage Theft: The Role of Accountants in SMEs' Non-compliance with Wage Laws
Joy J. Kim*, Rutgers UniversityIndicators of Worker Misclassification, Payroll Fraud, and Wage Theft: Evidence from Worker Misclassification Knowledge Survey
Johan Alfonsson, Tomas Berglund* and Patrik Vulkan, University of GothenburgWho Benefits from the Swedish Model? Uncovering the Power Resources at Play in the Swedish Wage-setting Model
Jake Rosenfeld and Letao Wang*, Washington University in St. LouisWhat Workers Think About Pay
 
In this roundtable, we will discuss the importance of labor education training to increasing the role of women in their unions and the labor movement more broadly through a robust discussion of labor educators and leaders who are on the ground doing the work themselves. This panel is an exciting opportunity to hear from both scholars and practitioners who are intimately involved in the process of addressing gender inequity in union leadership.
Moderator: Tequila Brooks, Attorney and Comparative Labor Scholar
Panelists: Emily E. LB. Twarog and Stephanie Fortado, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Anna Lee Fos-Tuvera, International Trade Union Confederation, Asia Pacific; Fulya Pinar Ozcan, Textile, Garment and Leather Trade Union OZ IPLIK IS, Turkiye; and Pamhidzai Bamu, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
 
Chair: Terri Gerstein, NYU Wagner Labor Initiative
Presenters: S.N. Nyeck*, University of Colorado BoulderPurchasing Equity: Vulnerability and Public Procurement in West Africa
Karen Jaehrling*, IAQ University of Duisburg Essen (Germany); Lisa Dorigatti, University of Milan; and Bjarke Refslund, Aalborg UniversitySetting, Extending and Enforcing Wage Standards: Experimentation with Pay Clauses in European Countries
Panelist: Janice Fine, Rutgers University
Discussant: Chris Tilly, University of California Los Angeles
 
14.3  Navigating Skill Demands (Symposium)—Gramercy West
Chair: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University; Andrew Weaver* and Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignLongitudinal Predictors of Skill Demands
Di Tong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lingfei Wu*, University of Pittsburgh; and James Evans, University of ChicagoLow-skilled Occupations Face the Highest Re-skilling Pressure
Yongjin Nho*, Seoul National Univ. of Science and TechnologyWhat Determines Intellectual Skill Requirement of the Manufacturing Production Jobs?
Discussant: Dylan Nelson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 
14.35  Global Supply Chains, Free Trade, and Labor Activism (Symposium)—Gramercy East
Chair: Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers University
Presenters: Cory Runstedler*, University of ConnecticutIt's About the People Not Your Packages: Comparative Study of the Logistics and Warehousing Industry in Canada and the United States
Patrick Witzak, Ruhr University Bochum; and Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers UniversityTransnational Labor Activism in Global Value Chains: Success Through Complementary Pathways and Loose Coalitions
Aneta Tyc*, University of LodzThe New Generation of the EU Trade Agreements: A Step Towards Better Enforcement of Sustainable Development Chapters
Discussant: Greg Distelhorst, University of Toronto
 
14.45  In Memory of Professor Bordogna (Panel)—Murray Hill East 
In memory of Lorenzo Bordogna, former president of the Italian IR Association, late member of the ILERA Executive Committee and coordinator of the public sector employment relations study group, this session will address some of Bordogna's key research themes including public sector industrial relations, social concertation, the role of the state in industrial relations.
Moderator: Lisa Dorigatti, University of Milan
Presenters: Nana Wesley Hansen*, FAOS Employment Relations Research CentreThe State and Industrial Relations Systems
Anna Mori*, University of MilanEmployment Relations in the Public Administration
Oscar Molina*, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)Concertation, Neo-corporatism and Public Policies and the Recent Inflation Crisis
Discussant: Søren Kaj Andersen, University of Copenhagen
 
14.5  Fairness, Respect, and COVID (Symposium)—Nassau East
Chair: Todd Dickey, Syracuse University
Presenters: Geraint Harvey*, Western University; Huw Thomas, University College Dublin; and Peter Turnbull, University of BristolHRM Signals in Times of Crisis: Refraction Lenses, Unintended Receivers and Dysfunctional Results at Nav Canada
William M. Rodgers III*, Institute for Economic Equity, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and Alice Louise Kassens, Roanoke CollegeVulnerable Workers During the Pandemic, Recovery, and Tight Labor Market
Premilla D'Cruz* and Ernesto Noronha, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)Distributed Resistance: Post-COVID-19 Push-backs by Indian IT Workers
Nadja Doerflinger*, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Germany"It's a Matter of Respect": Frontline Service Work in 'Critical' Sectors as Case of Extreme Work in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
14.55  The Rise and Fall and Rise of Labor Unions (Symposium)—Nassau West
Chair: Mahadirin Bin Hj. Ahmad, University of Malaysia Sabah
Presenters: Sharlene Farrugia*, Manchester Metropolitan University'Union Revitalization in a Time of Decline: Using Welfare Reform to Guide Trade Union Renewal Strategy
Thomas Haipeter and Sophie Rosenbohm*, University of Duisburg-EssenTransnational Institution Building as Countervailing Power: Analyzing Institutional Interdependencies and Dynamics of Action in Multinational Companies
Thomas Haipeter* and Sophie Rosenbohm, University of Duisburg-EssenErosion, Modernisation and Polarisation: Crisis and Revitalisation of German Codetermination
Ovidiu Goran*, Vrije University, AmsterdamTrade Unions Decline: A Systematic Review
 
14.6  Implications of Gig Work (Symposium)—Madison 
Chair: Anna Trojsi, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro
Presenters: Maizi Hua*, University of OsloProducing Invisibility: Rethinking "Invisible Work" From the Standpoint of Migrant Gig Workers
Nadia Kougiannou*, Nottingham Trent University; Pedro Mendonça, Heriot-Watt University; and Anastasios Hadjisolomou, Strathclyde UniversityUnderstanding Exploitation and Power in the Northern-Centric Gig Economy: The Case of Migrant Workers in the UKs Platform-based Food Delivery Sector
Bui K. Petersen and Patrick Sweet, Saint Mary's University; and Gordon B. Cooke, Memorial University, NewfoundlandGig Employment and Technology: Exploitation, Emancipation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship in the Work of Musicians
Carla Spinelli*, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro; and Anna Trojsi, Magna Graecia University of CatanzaroSocial Partners in the Digital Era: European Union Law and the Italian Case
 
14.65  LERA/AILR Best Papers I (Symposium)—Clinton 
Chair: David Lewin, University of California Los Angeles
Presenters: Lindsey Cameron*, University of Pennsylvania; Kalie Wertz, Harvard University; and Hatim A. Rahman, Northwestern UniversityThe New Frontier of Activism: Understanding Multi-Sided Algo-Activism in the On-Demand Economy
Brandon Carlyle Grant, SUNY Farmingdale State College; Neeraj Duhan*, Jennifer S. Linvill, Joseph B. Sobieralski and Paul J. Strickland, Purdue UniversityRemote Work and Worker Responses in the Post-COVID 19 World of Work: Interviews with White Collar Workers
Nicolas Bueno*, UniDistance SuisseAre High-Paying Jobs the Most Valuable?: Promoting the Non-Economic Value of Work in Labour Relations
Matissa Hollister, McGill University; Arvind Karunakaran*, Stanford University; and Lisa Cohen, McGill UniversityAn Ecological Model of Task Disruption: Partial Automation of Jobs through Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Work, Occupations, and Organizations
E. Patrick McDermott*, U.S. Air Force AcademyThe “Repeat Player Effect” In Mediation – Much Ado About Nothing?
3:15 - 4:30 pm ET
Come collaborate on the work in the emerging field of labor, economic development and the clean energy transition.
Moderators: Richard A. Benton, Climate Jobs Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Lara Skinner, Climate Jobs Institute at Cornell University
3:15 - 4:30 pm ET
4:45 - 6 pm ET

Sunday

Conference Activities  •  6/30/2024
  
8:30 - 9:45 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
Chair: Rafael Gomez, University of Toronto
Presenters: Adam (Chuling) Huang*, Cornell UniversityJudicial Discretion and Worker Rights Protection: Evidence from Labor Dispute Litigations in China
Mengjie Lyu* and Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Wei Tu, Labor Market Researcher Coordinator, ILO BeijingShifting Gears in the Gig Economy: A Study of Mobility among Chinese Food Delivery Couriers
Lin Xiu*, University of Minnesota Duluth; and Feng Lv, Nankai UniversityBehind the Counter and Beyond: Exploring Gender Pay Disparities Among Fast Food Industry Employees and Managers in China
Qian Zhang*, University of OttawaTo Achieve Dual-Oriented Strategic Goals: Unveiling Human Resource Management Systems of Young Firms
Discussant: Duanyi Yang, Cornell University
 
15.1  Conflict Resolution (Symposium)—Sutton North
Chair: Stephen Clibborn, University of Sydney
Presenters: John Howe*, Melbourne Law School; Ingrid Landau, Carolyn Sutherland, Amanda Selvarajah and Trang Thi Kieu Tran, Monash University (Melbourne)Collective Labour Dispute Resolution in Practice in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam: An Empirical Assessment
Jasper Van de Woestijne*, Ghent UniversityLabor Relations before the Court: Judicial Resolution of Individual Labor Disputes in Western Continental Europe.
David Nash* and Deborah Hann, Cardiff UniversityStrategic, Disconnected or Reactive? Towards a Typology of Conflict Management in the U.K.
Meltem Yavuz Sercekman*, Brunel University LondonThe Role of Compassionate Leadership in Labor Relations: Strategies for Effective Conflict Resolution
 
Employment law has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. It seeks to respond to new modern technologies, demands more flexible forms of work performance, the globalization of the labour market and digital platforms as potential employers. Higher employee demands for wages and satisfactory working conditions are also playing a role. As the labour market changes and the needs of workers and companies, the forms of illegal activities in this field often change such as disguised employment agencies as well, illegal work performed by foreigners without work permissions, as well as undeclared work (false self-employment). In our discussion, we will present the problem of undeclared work for the Czech Republic and specifically pose the following general questions concerning undeclared work (false self-employment): 1. How to mitigate the differences between employee and self-employed persons and? 2. Is a black-and-white interpretation of dependent work and cooperation with self-employed person sufficient today? How to define dependent work and illegal work? 3. How to respond to the needs of employees to secure working conditions while maintaining flexibility in labour relations? 4. How to encourage employers and employees to comply with the law, and how to prevent its violations
Moderators: Adéla Uhrinová, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen; and Kristýna Menzelová, Charles University
 
15.2  The Efficacy and Impact of Minimum Wage Regulations (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Jane Parker, European Trade Union Institute
Presenters: Vishal Jamkar*, University of MinnesotaGlass Ceiling or Sticky Floor? Caste Discrimination in the Private Urban Labor Market in India
Jim Arrowsmith*, Massey University, New Zealand; and Jane Parker, European Trade Union InstituteMinimum Wage Regulation in Small Pacific Island Countries
Sebastian Fossati and Joseph Marchand*, University of AlbertaOne Size Does Not Fit All: Local Effects of Minimum Wage Policies across Canada
Po-Yuan Huang*, University of North Carolina Chapel HillSpillover Effect of Minimum Wage Across State Borders: Employment, Cross-Border Employment
Discussant: Jane Parker, European Trade Union Institute
 
15.25  Bargaining in the New Era (Symposium)—Regent
Chair: Mia Ronnmar, Faculty of Law, Lund University
Presenters: Petra Herzfeld Olsson*, Stockholm University, SwedenA New Era for the Swedish Model
Ilaria Armaroli*, ADAPTThe Functional Articulation of Collective Bargaining Levels in Italy in the Light of Productive Processes' Fragmentation
John Martin*, University of QueenslandWhat Circumstances are Necessary for the Adoption of Interest Based Bargaining?
Discussant: Maria Sedlakova, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
 
15.3  Innovations in Union Organizing (Symposium)—Gramercy West
Chair: Santanu Sarkar, Xavier Labour Relations Institute Xavier School of Management
Presenters: Eric Benjamin Blanc*, Rutgers UniversityHow Can Unions Win At Scale? Analyzing the Viability of Worker-to-Worker Unionism
Jesper Prytz*, University of GothenburgStepping Stones to Organizing: Employment Trajectories and Union Membership Behaviour in Sweden
Stefan Ivanovski*, Cornell UniversityTech Workers Unite: A Comparative Study of Cooperative Initiatives in Argentina and the UK
 
15.35  Intersectionality and Worker Voice (Symposium)—Gramercy East
Chair: Weihao Li, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Presenters: Helen LaVan*, DePaul UniversityA Literature Review of Intersectionality With Implications For Employment Discrimination Research and Practice
John Opute*, London South Bank UniversityUnderstanding Voice Mechanism in Developing Economies: Voice as a Collective Dialogue
Brandi R. Munoz*, Abilene Christian UniversityCrisis Catalysts: Unraveling the Journey of Women of Color in Corporate America
 
15.4  What Makes for a Good Job? (Symposium)—Murray Hill West
Chair: Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University
Presenters: Tim Bushnell* and Regina Pana-Cryan, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthElements of Job Quality: Frameworks, Definitions, Measures
Jason Sockin, IZA Institute of Labor Economics; and Aaron Sojourner*, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment ResearchWill I Ever Be Satisfied? Job Quality and Unionization
Tashlin Lakhani*, Cornell University; and Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State UniversityJob Quality: Determinants and Outcomes in Hospitality
Leonard Geyer*, Elif Naz Kayran and Sonila Danaj, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and ResearchJob Quality and Unionisation among Platform Workers in Austria
Discussants: Wenchen Wang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Lonnie Golden, Pennsylvania State University Abington
 
15.45  Labor Market Inequality (Symposium)—Murray Hill East
Chair: Andrew Weaver, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Santiago Campero*, University of Toronto; and Olenka Kacperczyk, London Business SchoolDoes Startup Firm Growth Drive out Discrimination in Hiring?
Ting Zhang*, University of Baltimore; and Samee Desai, University of IndianaGender Wage Gap and Women's Occupational Choice in Self-employment
Amanda Chuan* and Andrew S. Johnson, Michigan State UniversityDEI Statements can Activate Stereotype Threat: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Catherine Berrington, Deborah Dean and Manuela Galetto*, University of WarwickGender and 'Strategy': Fluctuating Legitimacy in the HR Profession
 
15.5  Challenges and Trends in Labor Law (Symposium)—Nassau East
Chair: Jack Kenchington-Evans, Australian Education Union, Federal Office
Presenters: Elizabeth A. Hoffmann*, Purdue UniversityLactation-at-Work Law: Ambiguity, Accommodation, and Articulation of Worker Needs
Sydney Colussi*, Elizabeth Hill and Marian Baird, University of SydneyEngendering the Right to Work in International Law: Recognising Menstruation and Menopause in Paid Work
Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa*, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Justice - University of PortoIs the Abolition of Non-competes a Good Decision? A Comparative Labor Law Approach
David J. Doorey*, York UniversityNon-Competition Clauses: A Comparison of Canadian and American Approaches
 
15.55  Platform Work World-wide (Symposium)—Nassau West
Chair: Amitava Ghosh, Founder and CEO (SSA Compliance Services LLP) and Advisor of a Group of Companies
Presenters: Alex Veen*, University of Sydney; Caleb Goods and Tom Barratt, University of Western AustraliaEmbracing, Envying, Regulating, or Fearing Them? The Attitudes and Policy Positions of Dutch and European Employer Organisations vis-a-vis Online Labour Platforms
Amir Jafar*, Aligarh Muslim University, India; Amitava Ghosh, Founder and CEO (SSA Compliance Services LLP) and Advisor of a Group of Companies; and Swati Jha, SSA Compliance Services LLPSome Aspects of Labour-Management Relations in the Indian Digital Platform Companies
Amir Jafar, Aligarh Muslim University, India; Amitava Ghosh, Founder and CEO (SSA Compliance Services LLP) and Advisor of a Group of Companies; and Swati Jha*, SSA Compliance Services LLPDigital Workers in India: Organising the Unorganised in the New Labour Regime
  
10 - 11:15 am ETConcurrent Sessions
 
Embassy counselors (attachés) for labor, trade & economics from various countries posted to Washington, DC discuss their roles, experiences, and perspectives as they gather and share analysis about labor, employment, economics, and national policy and share information about their countries. There will also be an opportunity to pose questions.
Moderator: Jeffrey S. Wheeler, LRQA
Panelists: Benoit Sevcik, Health, Labour, and Social Welfare Counselor, Embassy of France; Kuei-Yen (Kylie) Liao, Executive Officer, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.; and Fushiki Takahito, Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Discussant: George Dragnich, Former Assistant Director-General, International Labor Organization
 
16.1  Socio-Legal Studies of Platform Work, Part I (Symposium)—Sutton North
Chair: Anna Ilsøe, University of Copenhagen
Presenters: Funda Ustek Spilda*, University of Oxford; Adam Badger, Newcastle University; Alessio Bertolini, Oguz Alyanak and Mark Graham, University of OxfordFollow the Money: Operational Models of Care Work Platforms and Working Conditions
Laura Wiesböck*, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna“I Am My Own Boss": Female Domestic Cleaners in the Informal Gig-economy Redefining Relations of Disempowerment and Devaluation
Silvia Girardi*, Anna Ilsøe and Trine Pernille Larsen, University of CopenhagenNon-standard Employment and Access to Social Protection: Platform Work and Temporary Agency Work compared
 
16.15  Power Resource Theory in Contemporary Capitalism (Panel)—Sutton Center
The session critically appraises the power resource theory and in particular the newly published book Workers, Power and Society: Power Resource Theory in Contemporary Capitalism (Arnholtz & Refslund, 2024, Routledge). The theory addresses how power and power resources remain important analytically as well as empirically dimensions for analyzing contemporary capitalism and provides a theoretical framework for studying, understanding, and explaining changes in the world of work and how that leads to changes in contemporary capitalist societies.
Moderator: Jens Arnholtz, University of Copenhagen
Panelists: Lisa Dorigatti, University of Milan; and Marissa Brookes, University of California Riverside
Discussants: Jörg Nowak, University of Brasilia; and Bjarke Refslund, Aalborg University
 
16.2  The Strike is Back (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Chair Opportunity Available, Interested? Contact LERA
Presenters: Jorge Cavalcanti Boucinhas Filho, ILERA Brazil; Eleonora Peliza, ILERA Argentina; and Joaquin Perrone Ramos*, University of the Republic, UruguayPhenomenology of the Strike as an Expression of Social, Political and Economic Conflict: Comparative Analysis of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
Kristin Alsos* and Kristine Nergaard, Fafo, Institute for Labour and Social ResearchThe Teritarisation of Strikes in a Well-organised Labour Market: Cracks in the Balance of Power Model
Raoul Gebert*, University of SherbrookeThe Strike is Back: And Is It Going Digital at the Same Time?
Discussant: Mahadirin Bin Hj. Ahmad, University of Malaysia Sabah
 
16.25  Employee Voice (Symposium)—Regent
Chair: John W. Budd, University of Minnesota
Presenters: Ilaria Armaroli* and Francesco Seghezzi, ADAPTThe Development of Direct Worker Participation in Some Italian Manufacturing Workplaces: A Missed Opportunity for Trade Unions?
Cherise Regier*, University of OxfordDigital Overconnectivity and Employee Wellbeing: An Evaluation of the Right-to-Disconnect Policy in Europe [DCDC Best Student Paper Winner]
Anne Kamilla Lund* and Sissel Trygstad, Nord UniversityVoice is Meaningless if the Message is Ignored
Sissel Trygstad, Nord University; and Anne Mette Odegard*, Fafo, Institute for Labour and Social ResearchWorkers' Freedom of Speech as Individual Voice in the Public Sphere
Discussant: David Brannon, Hotel School The Hague
 
Chair: Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne)
Presenters: Stephen Silvia*, American UniversityUsing Michel Foucault's "Regimes of Truth" as a Theoretical Framework to Explain Changes in Conceptualizations of Employment Relations
Chiara Benassi*, Kings College, London, UKWhat Role do Industrial Relations and Education Systems Play for Export Specialization in Services?
Carsten Strøby Jensen*, University of CopenhagenSocial Welfare Between Social Citizenship and Industrial Citizenship: Understanding the Division of Labour Between the Welfare State and the System of Employment Relations in Denmark
Jingfu Lu*, Guangdong University of Science and Technology; and Yifan Lai, Universiti Putra MalaysiaHR Practices and Labor Process of Movie Projection in China's Rural Areas in Digital Era
 
16.35  Health and Safety II (Symposium)—Gramercy East
Chair: Lucy Taksa, Deakin University, Australia
Presenters: Michael Polisson*, Cornell UniversityReexaming the Effect of Labor Unions on Occupational Health and Safety: Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry
Lola Loustaunau*, University of Wisconsin MadisonEnhancing Workplace Health Data Through a Community-Centric Approach: A Case Study in Wisconsin
Yongjin Nho, Seoul National Univ. of Science and Technology; and Seri No*, Korea Labor InstituteThe Impact of Labor Relations on Occupational Injury and Illness
Kevin Conner*, University of UtahIs Bigger Better? The Safety Implications of Labor Market Concentration in Intrastate Trucking
Discussant: Walt Ryley, Bowling Green State University
 
16.4  Job Matching (Symposium)—Murray Hill West
Chair: Rupa Banerjee, Toronto Metropolitan University
Presenters: Lauren Russell*, University of Pennsylvania; and Taylor Odle, University of Wisconsin MadisonThe Role of Education-Industry Match in College Earnings Premia
Jenna E. Myers*, University of TorontoHustle or Happenstance? How Career Planning Tendencies Impact Discontinuous Career Changes
Leonard Goff, University of Calgary; Matthew Knepper* and Ian M. Schmutte, University of GeorgiaStrategic Wage Concealment and Labor Market Power
Anne Grete Tøge* and Ira Malmberg-Heimonen, Oslo Metropolitan UniversityJob after Participating in Job Club? A Longitudinal Analysis
Hye Jin Rho*, Michigan State University; and Christine Riordan, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUnderstanding the Role of Transparency in the Job Matching Process for Travel Nurses
Discussant: Brandi R. Munoz, Abilene Christian University
 
16.45  Work and Quality of Life (Symposium)—Murray Hill East 
Chair: Mark E. Thompson, University of British Columbia
Presenters: Ming-Jhe Jeng* and Nien-chi Liu, National Taiwan UniversityThe Impact of a Company's Pay Policy on the Fertility Rates of Employees -- An Empirical Investigation in Taiwan
Joe Peck*, WorkRise @ The Urban InstituteTime for What They Will: Changes in Work Hours and Time Spent on Non-Work Activities from 2003 to 2022
Rachel M.B. Atkins and Tracey Freiberg, St. John's University; and Kier Hanratty*, Pace UniversityImpact of State-Level Changes in Paid Family Leave Policies: Evidence from New Jersey's Paid Leave Insurance Program
 
16.5  LERA/AILR Best Papers II (Symposium)—Nassau East
Chair: Paul J. Gollan, University of Wollongong
Presenters: Maziar Jafary* and Jules Carrière, University of OttawaThe Impacts of Political Opinions of Arbitrators on their Arbitration Decisions
Ki-Jung Kim, Eastern Kentucky University; and Yonjin Suh*, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUnion Experience and Retirement Intention of Aged Workers
Xiangmin (Helen) Liu*, Rutgers University; and Liang Zhang, New York UniversityCollege Majors, Graduate Education, and Long-term Earnings Trajectories: A Descriptive Study based on the American Community Survey 2009-2022
Gulfam Tasnim*, Open UniversityWomen Garment Workers' Engagement with Capitalism in Bangladesh
 
16.55  When the Algorithm is Boss (Symposium)—Nassau West
Chair: Patrick Witzak, Ruhr University Bochum
Presenters: Markus Hertwig, Patrick Witzak and Anna Korn*, Ruhr University BochumAntecedents of Collective Action in the Gig Economy: Crowd Workers' Orientations and (Sub-)Communities
Karol Muszynski*, University of Warsaw/KU Leuven; and Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of LeuvenWhy Labour Platforms Use Different Employment Arrangements? Evidence from Belgium
Discussant: Leonard Geyer, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
  
11:30 am - 12:45 pm ETConcurrent Sessions
 
17.1  Socio-Legal Studies of Platform Work, Part II (Symposium)—Sutton North
Chair: Catherine Jacqueson, University of Copenhagen WELMA
Presenters: Anna Ilsøe*, University of Copenhagen; Valeria Pulignano, Catholic University of Leuven; Felix Hadwiger, Deutscher Bundestag; and Claudia Marà, Catholic University of LeuvenEmployers' Strategies and Collective Bargaining in the Platform Economy - Just Eat/Takeaway in Denmark, Belgium, Italy and Spain
Juliana Londono Polo*, Tilburg UniversityDisrupting the Disrupters: Encompassing Mapping of Case Law, Social Dialogue and Legislative Initiatives in the Platform Economy
Alberto Barrio Fernandez* and Catherine Jacqueson, University of Copenhagen WELMAPlatform Work from a European Welfare Perspective
Discussant: Funda Ustek Spilda, University of Oxford
 
17.15  Women at Work: International Perspectives (Symposium)—Sutton Center
Chair: Linda Colley, Special Commissioner, Equity and Diversity
Presenters: Afrouz Azadikhah Jahromi*, Widener UniversityJob Displacement and Inequality in the Distribution of Earning Losses
Tequila Brooks*, Attorney and Comparative Labor ScholarThe Legacy of Colonialism, the Negotiation of the Post-Cotonou Agreement, and Women's and Worker Rights in the Modern Day
Michel Goyer*, University of Birmingham; Shabneez Bhankaraully, Manchester Metropolitan University; and Asmund Rygh, University of ManchesterIndustrial Relations Reforms and Gender Occupational Segregation in Labour Markets: The German Experience (1998-2020)
Rae Cooper*, Elizabeth Hill, Suneha Seetahul and Meraiah Foley, University of SydneyJust Another Day in Retail: Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Australian Retail Workplaces
 
17.2  Challenges in the Public Sector (Symposium)—Sutton South
Chair: Gregory M. Saltzman, Albion College
Presenters: Jake Rosenfeld*, Washington University in St. Louis; Patrick Denice, Western University; and Jennifer Laird, Lehman CollegeThe Future of Public Sector Worker Power
Patrice M. Mareschal and Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers UniversityImpossible Jobs and Accountability Mechanisms: Policy Reforms and Police Use of Force in New Jersey
Sara Gia Trongone*, University of Wisconsin MadisonPoliticizing Public Sector Work: How Organizational Dynamics Shape Strategy in American Labor Unions
Martin O'Brien* and Paul J. Gollan, University of WollongongPrivate and Public Sector Wage Growth Leadership and Spillovers
 
Chair: Bjarke Refslund, Aalborg University
Presenters: Sean O'Brady*, McMaster UniversityPower Struggles and Institutional Power Resources
Jörg Nowak*, University of BrasiliaRevisiting the Concept of Power in PRT: A Social Reproduction Perspective
Damian Grimshaw, King's College London, UK; and Mathew Johnson*, Manchester UniversityLeveraging Power Resources for a Decent Minimum Wage
Bjarke Refslund, Aalborg University; and Jens Arnholtz*, University of CopenhagenThe Relation between Work and Politics: Analysing the Nexus through Power Resource Theory
Christian Ibsen*, University of CopenhagenAssociational Power Resources
 
17.3  Contemporary Slavery (Symposium)—Gramercy West
Chair: Ana Virginia Moreira Gomes, International Labor Organization
Presenters: Maurício Krepsky Fagundes*, Ministry of Labor Brazil; University of York; and Livia Mendes Moreira, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)Modern Slavery in Multinational Companies in Brazil: An Analysis of the Cocoa and Coffee Supply Chains
Milton Lopes Marques, Mariana Teixeira Muratori, Alexssandra de Oliveira Figueiredo, Marcela Rage Pereira and Livia Mendes Moreira, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)Challenges of Work Analogous to Slavery: An Analysis of Gender and Race in the State of Minas Gerais/Brazil
Ricardo Araujo Dib Taxi, Valena Jacob Chaves, Prudencio Hilário Serra Neto and Juliana Pantoja Machado, Federal University of ParaSlave Labor in Amazonia: The Thresholds of Invisibility
Carla Reita Faria Leal* and Lécia Nidia Ferreira Taques, Federal University of Mato GrossoFighting Contemporary Slavery: International Human Rights Due Diligence Regulations and Their Impact on the Brazilian Supply Chain
Discussant: Juliana Pantoja Machado, Federal University of Para
 
17.35  Negotiating for Living Wages in the European Union (Symposium)—Gramercy East
Chair: Torsten Müller, European Trade Union Institute
Presenters: Fiona Dragstra*, Director WageIndicator Foundation; and Marta Kahancova, CELSI and Comenius UniversityBargaining for Decent Wages in the Context of the Liberalization of Industrial Relations in Europe
Thorsten Schulten, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Düsseldorf/Germany; and Torsten Müller*, European Trade Union InstituteHow to Achieve a Bargaining Coverage of at least 80 Percent? The Implementation of the E.U. Minimum Wage Directive and the Importance of Sectoral Bargaining
Deborah Hann*, David Nash and Edmund Heery, Cardiff UniversityLondon Calling: What is the Role of Place in the Success of Employment Relations?
Emanuele Menegatti*, University of BolognaThe Directive on Adequate Minimum Wages in the European Union and its Foreseeable Impact on National Collective Wage Bargaining
 
17.4  Labor Mobility and Migrant Work (Symposium)—Murray Hill West
Chair: Tingting Zhang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Chizuko Hayakawa*, Saga UniversityRecent Migrant Worker Policy in Japan: Business And Human Rights Challenges
Danielle Lamb and Rupa Banerjee*, Toronto Metropolitan UniversityIt’s Not Great, But it Could be Worse! Immigrant Job Quality in Canada through the Lens of Relative Deprivation Theory
Jianxuan Lei*, University of MinnesotaContested Solidarity: Trade Union Membership and Immigration Attitudes in Europe
Valentina Franca*, University of Ljubljana, SloveniaShaping Migration Policies in Central Eastern Countries: The (Non)Contribution of Social Partners
 
17.45  Now What? The World of Work Post-COVID (Symposium)—Murray Hill East 
Chair: Bryan Davis Jr., Michigan Department of Attorney General
Presenters: Akierah Binns*, University of GuelphLayoffs in COVID-19: An Organizational Ecology and Institutional Perspective
Taiwo Toyosola Ositimehin, Syracuse University Whitman School; and Bolanle Abiodun Ositimehin, R5 InitiativeFlexible Work Practices and Employees Job Commitment in Selected Information Technology Firms, Lagos, Nigeria: The Role of Post Pandemic Effects
Jane Parker*, European Trade Union Institute; Onur Surgit and Nazim Taskin, Bogazici University, TurkeyExplaining Workers' Propensity to Strike Pre- and Post-COVID-19: The New Zealand Case
Francesco Seghezzi*, ADAPTSocial Dialogue in Defence of Vulnerable Groups in Post-COVID-19 Labour Markets: A Comparative Analysis in Italy and Spain
 
Chair: Chair Opportunity Available, Interested? Contact LERA
Presenters: Eleonora Peliza*, ILERA ArgentinaCauses and Dynamics of the Working Poor Phenomenon in Latin America: Policies to Provide Income Guarantees
Frederic Huettenhoff*, University of Duisburg-EssenResponsible Subcontractor Management for Compliance with Minimum Labour Conditions in the Main Construction Industry in Germany
Peter J. Fugiel*, Rutgers UniversitySectoral Differences and Similarities in Scheduling Problems: Evidence from the American Voices Project
 
17.55  Policy Impacts in Multiple Sectors (Symposium)—Nassau West
Chair: Lola Loustaunau, University of Wisconsin Madison
Presenters: Prof Dr Marius van Staden, University of the Witwatersrand; and Elmarie Fourie, University of JohannesburgRedefining Parental Leave: A Constitutional Challenge to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act in South Africa
Larissa Petrucci*, NorCal Construction Industry Compliance; Matthew Hinkel, Alma College; and Grace Dunn, Illinois Economic Policy InstituteTimely Construction: The Effect of Project Labor Agreements on Completion Timeliness for Public Works Construction in California
Isabella Dabaja*, University of SydneyControl and Resistance in Public Education Work: The Case of School Leaders in New South Wales
12:45 pm ET