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Conference Activities  •  6/13/2018
2 - 5:30 pm
Chair: Shawn Gladden, Howard County Historical Society
2:30 ‑ 5:30 pm
Chair: Bill Barry, CCBC (ret.)
6 ‑ 7 pm
Co-Chairs: Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University and Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University


Conference Activities  •  6/14/2018
7:30 ‑ 8:15 am
Chair: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
8:30 ‑ 10 am
Co-Chairs: Dennis L. Dabney, Kaiser Permanente and Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair
8:30 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
Presenters: Janet Wilder, SHARE/AFSCME and Kathleen Korenda, UMass MemorialImproving Care Through Unit-Based Teams: A Stakeholder Alignment and Relational Coordination Approach to Implementation at UMass Memorial
Lauren Hajjar, Brandeis UniversityRedesigning Complex Inpatient Care: A Relational Coordination Approach to Implementation at Beth Israel
Hao Gong, Rutgers University and Cheng Huang, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityDesigning Collaborative Ecosystem: A Case of Medical Alliance in China
Tina Wu, University of PennsylvaniaEmotional Economies of Scale: Organizational Structure of Emotional Labor in For-Profit Home Health Care
Discussant: Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University
Chair: Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University
Presenters: Rainer Braun, Columbia UniversityLessons from a Successful Organizing and Bargaining Experience in the Honduran Garment Sector
Matthew Fischer-Daly, Cornell UniversityCurrent Collective Bargaining in Agriculture Supply Chains
Scott B. Martin, Columbia University; Joao Paulo Candia Veiga, University of Sao Paulo; and Katiuscia Moreno Galhera, State University of CampinasContested Labor Norms in Brazil: Wal-Mart Store Employees and Reflections on Monitoring Labor Standards in Own Brand Garment Supply Chains
Discussant: Salo Coslovsky, New York University
Co-Chairs: Daniel Julius, New Jersey City University and Nicholas DiGiovanni, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Discussant: William Herbert, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions
1.4  International Comparative Working Time Research (Workshop)—Holiday 3
Chair: Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Panelists: Lonnie Golden, Penn State AbingtonWorking Time Mismatches Across Countries
Elaine McCrate, University of VermontGender and Work Schedule Instability in Western Europe
Sebastian Schief, University of FribourgDeterminants of Length of Working Time in OECD Countries
Chair: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania
Presenters: Man Xu and Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota Twin CitiesEducational Inequality within Sibling Pairs for Rural China
Yang Cao, University of North Carolina at CharlotteMarket Transition and Work Values in Post-Socialist China
Yufang Yang, Hunan University; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; and Yuhua Xie, Hunan UniversityLabor Non-Governmental Organization-Assisted Collective Bargaining: A New Brand of Labor Activism in China?
Xiaojie Liang, Jilin University and Mingwei Liu, Rutgers UniversityJob Quality in China: Scale Development and Antecedents
Chair: J. Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Michael David Maffie, Cornell UniversityLogging Out: Conflict & Behavioral Responses in the Rideshare Industry
Paulo Ferreira de Souza Marzionna, Cornell UniversityAlternative Dispute Resolution in the Brazilian Banking Sector
Phoebe Strom, Cornell UniversityDebugging Evolving Workplace Relationships: How Technology Influences Interpersonal Conflict & Collaboration in Healthcare
Weihao Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Effects of Organizational Shocks on Workplace Conflicts: Evidence from Employment Arbitration Outcomes at Financial Firms
10:15 ‑ 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University
Panelists: Nancy Gartenberg, Montgomery Township Public Schools and Scott Mason, Montgomery Township Education AssociationUnion-Management Partnership and Educator Collaboration in Montgomery Township Public Schools
Vincent Caputo, Metuchen Public SchoolsUnion-Management Partnership and Educator Collaboration in Metuchen Public Schools
John McCarthy, Cornell UniversityResearch-Practice Partnerships: The Impact of Academic Research on School Level Practices and Employment Relations
Discussants: Steven Swetsky, New Jersey Education Association
Vincent DeLucia, New Jersey School Boards Association
Chair: Cathy Feingold, AFL-CIO
Panelists: Jessica Champagne, Worker Rights ConsortiumThe Bangladesh Accord: WSR in Practice
Catherine Albisa, National Economic & Social Rights InitiativeThe Fair Food Program: Worker-Driven Enforcement in U.S. Agriculture
James Brudney, Fordham UniversityWSR in Global Supply Chains: Thoughts on Innovation and Scalability
Chair: Ann S. Lesser, Esq., American Arbitration Association
Discussants: Ira F. Jaffe, Esq., Arbitrator/Mediator
Harriet E. Cooperman, Esq., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
James R. Rosenberg, Esq., Abato, Rubenstein and Abato, P.A.
Chair: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
Presenters: John W. Budd, University of MinnesotaPower and Interests in Interorganizational Relationships: Implications of a Broadened Conceptual Framework
Rosemary Batt, Cornell University; Tashlin Lakhani, Ohio State University; and Can Ouyang, Cornell UniversityDoes Franchising "Cause" Low Wage Work? Evidence from the Fast Food Industry
Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University; Christian Ibsen, University of Copenhagen; and Lisa Sezer, De Montfort UniversityDo Fragmented Employers Produce Fragmented Work? A Comparison of Employers' Associations in Denmark and Sweden
Jimmy Donaghey, University of Warwick and Juliane Reinecke, King's College LondonUnderstanding Brands as Employment Relations Actors across Transnational Global Supply Chains: Lessons from the Response to the Rana Plaza Disaster
2.5  LERA Best Papers II: Labor Relations (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Ian Greer, Cornell University
Presenters: Jerome Braun, Loyola University, ChicagoThe Relevance of John R. Commons' Legal Foundations of Capitalism for Today
Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at Montréal; Muhammad Umar Boodoo, University of Warwick; Rafael Gomez, University of Toronto; and Robert Hebdon, McGill UniversityIndividual and Collective Forms of U.S. Labour Conflict: Testing Three Propositions
Robert Hickey, Queen's University and Richard Chaykowski, Queens UniversityImpact of Technology Change on Electrical Construction Work and Labour Relations
Frido Wenten, London School of EconomicsThe Crisis of Social Dialogue: Trade Union Strategies in the Global Automotive Industry
2.6  Showcasing New Books in our Fields (Workshop)—Calloway A-B
Chair: Frances G. Benson, ILR Press
Panelists: Lane Windham, Georgetown UniversityKnocking on Labor's Door
James Chamberlain, Mississippi State UniversityUndoing Work, Rethinking Community
Jonathan Karmel, The Karmel Law FirmDying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace
10:15 ‑ 11:45 am
Co-Chairs: Marlene K. Heyser, Workplace Law Strategies and Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente
10:15 ‑ 11:45 am
Chair: Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers University
12 ‑ 2 pm
Chair: Ana Avendano, United Way Worldwide
Presenters: Linda A. Seabrook, Futures Without ViolenceStrategies to End Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
KC Wagner, Cornell UniversitySexual Harassment in the Workplace
Discussants: Victoria A. Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post
2:15 ‑ 3:45 pmConcurrent Sessions
3.1  Worker's Compensation, the ADA and FMLA (Workshop)—Holiday 6
Chair: Francis J. Collins, Kahn Smith & Collins PA
Discussants: Dayna L. Kipnis, Kahn Smith & Collins PA
Kraig Long, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Chair: Jeffrey S. Wheeler, Georgetown University
Presenter: Karen Nussbaum, Working America, AFL-CIOThe Feeble Strength of One: Restoring Belief in Collective Power
Panelists: Joseph McCartin, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working PoorBargaining for the Common Good and the Future of Worker Representation
Diana Ramirez, Restaurant Opportunities Centers UnitedDignity & Fair Wages for Restaurant Workers
Lane Windham, Georgetown UniversityOn the Front Line: Women Leading the Labor Movement's Revival
Chair: Christy Yoshitomi, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Discussant: Arthur Pearlstein, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
3.4  LERA Competitive Papers I (Symposium)—Holiday 3
Chair: Patrick P. McHugh, The George Washington University
Presenters: Adam Seth Litwin, Cornell University and Phela I. Townsend, Rutgers UniversityJob Classification, Union Status, and Frontline Worker Voice in U.S. Hospitals
Jack Fiorito and Irene Padavic, Florida State UniversityI, Me, Mine? Prosocial and Self-Interest Motivations for Union Voting
Kaumudi Misra and Jed DeVaro, California State University, East BayHR Practices, Organizational Productivity and Employee Well-Being: The Impact of Work Hours
Patrice Laroche, ESCP Europe Business School (Paris) and Marc Salesina, Université de LorraineDo Unions Do What They Are Expected to? Unions’ Ideologies and Their Influence on Direct Employee Participation
Discussants: Matthew M. Bodah, University of Rhode Island
Mark Gough, Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Jeffrey Waddoups, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Presenters: Andrew Weaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignWho Demands High Skills? Variation in Skill Demands Within Technical Occupations
Richard A. Benton and Ki-Jung Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nathan Wilmers, Harvard UniversityMarket Constraint, Wage Inequality, and Eroding Job Quality
Maarten Keune, University of AmsterdamJob Quality and Innovation in the European Games Industry: Towards a Virtuous Circle?
Chair: Andrée McKissick, Esq., Arbitrator
Panelists: Colin M. Lynch, Esq., Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & FriedmanUnion Perspective
Brenda C. Liss, Esq., Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLPRepresenting Newark Public Schools in New Jersey Management Perspective
2:15 ‑ 3:45 pm
Co-Chairs: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
2:15 ‑ 3:45 pm
Chair: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University
4 ‑ 5 pm
Co-Chairs: Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair and Joel A. Smith, Kahn, Smith and Collins, P.A.
Panelists: Heather Heilman, Kahn, Smith and Collins, P.A.Implications of the Janus Decision
Kevin Russell, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.Understanding the Legal Issues in Janus
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIOHow the AFT Prepared for the Janus Decision
5:15 ‑ 6:15 pm
Chair: Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell University
7 ‑ 10 pm
Co-Chairs: Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair and Daniel Altchek, Miles and Stockbridge P.C.
Featured Speaker: Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor of the City of Baltimore


Conference Activities  •  6/15/2018
7 ‑ 8:15 am
Co-Chairs: Brad Markell, AFL-CIO Working For America Institute and Robert Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Featured Speaker: Levi D. Allen, International Secretary-Treasurer, United Mine Workers of America
8 ‑ 10 am
LERA Executive Board Meeting—Ruth (by invitation)
Chair: Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair
8:30 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Cindy Brown Barnes, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Presenters: Nisha R. Hazra, Michael Kniss, Cindy Brown Barnes, Nagla'a El-Hodiri, Sandra Baxter and Justin Gordinas, U.S. Government Accountability OfficeContingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Compensation, and Work Experiences of Adjunct and Other Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Martin Finkelstein, Seton Hall UniversityContingent Employment in the Academy: A Cross-National Comparative Perspective
Gary Rhoades, University of ArizonaAdjunct Faculty and Bargaining Quality: Negotiating a New Academy
Discussant: Kevin Eagan, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Greg Distelhorst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Sarah Ashwin and Rachel Alexander, London School of Economics; Nora Lohmeyer, Freie Universität Berlin; Chikako Oka, Royal Holloway University of London; and Elke Schüßler, Johannes Kepler Universität LinzTransnational Industrial Relations in the Global Garment Industry: Pathways Beyond The Accord?
Sarosh C. Kuruvilla and David Blatter, Cornell UniversityDoes Collective Bargaining Improve Compliance in Garment Supply Chains?
Raymond Robertson, Texas A&M University; Drusilla Brown, Tufts University; and Rajeev Dehejia, New York UniversityWorking Conditions and Factory Survival: Evidence from Better Factories Cambodia
4.3  Employment Relations at Religious Employers (Symposium)—Holiday 2
Chair: Phillip Tabbita, American Postal Workers Union
Panelists: Joseph McCartin, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working PoorAnswering to a Higher Authority: Georgetown's Just Employment Policy
Clayton Sinyai, Catholic Labor NetworkCatholic Institutions and Collective Bargaining
Discussant: Saerom Park, Service Employees International Union
Chair: Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University
Panelists: Norman F. Provan, Royal College of Nursing, ScotlandChallenges Nurses' Unions Face in the United Kingdom
Candice Owley, AFT Healthcare DivisionChallenges Nurses' Unions Face in the United States
Marie Kelly, Ontario Nurses AssociationChallenges Nurses' Unions Face in Canada
Discussant: Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University
4.5  LERA Best Papers IV: Union Issues I (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente
Presenters: Lorenzo Frangi, University of Québec at Montréal; Tingting Zhang, Western New England University; and Sinisa Hadziabdic, University of Genèva Department of SociologyAre We Still Who We Are? Identity Shifts Among Federations and Local Unions Over a Merger
Honore Johnson, National ChengChi University, TaiwanVietnamese Labor Relations in Transnational Corporations: 2005 to Present
Brandon Carlyle Grant, Richard A. Benton and J. Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAntecedents and Outcomes of Labor Union Shareholder Activism
Chair: Laine Romero-Alston, Ford Foundation
Presenters: Leslie Gates, Binghamton University and Kati Griffith, Cornell UniversitySizing Up Worker Center Income (2008-2014): A Study of Revenue Size, Stability, and Streams
Janice Fine and Jacob Barnes, Rutgers UniversityAnalyzing Worker Center Trajectories
Benjamin Aaron Kreider, Brandeis UniversityAdvancing Justice for Vulnerable Workers: Assessing the Collaborative Potential of Immigrant Worker Centers and Unions in the Boston Metro Area
Steven Pitts, University of California, BerkeleyFighting for Entry to Good Jobs: The Emergence of Black Worker Centers
Victor Narro, University of California, Los AngelesUnion/Worker Center Collaborations
Discussants: Delia Aguilar, CASA de Maryland
Valeria Treves, LIFT Fund
4.7  LERA Best Posters Session I—Holiday Foyer
Chair: J. Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Jerome T. Barrett, Friends of FMCS History AssociationPresenting History in Small Bites
Yao Yao and Guenther Lomas, University of TorontoDo Gains From Corporate Social Responsibility Vary by Context? A Comparative Study of the Moderating Effects of Corporate Govern
Tomoyuki Shimanuki, Hitotsubashi UniversityOrganizational Flexibility and Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms
Yi Wu and Mengxi Yang, Tsinghua UniversityOrganizational Culture Under Cross-Border M&A: Authenticity, Integration and Downstream Effect on Employee Turnover
Brian Holland, BLH TechnologiesDefining and Measuring Workforce Development in a Post-Bipartisan Era
10:15 ‑ 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Tia Schneider Denenberg, Workplace Solutions, Inc.
Panelists: Marcia L. Greenbaum, Arbitrator/MediatorEffective Policies for Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment
Nancy E. Peace, Workplace Solutions, Inc.Not All Policies are Good Policies
Chair: Chikako Oka, Royal Holloway University of London
Presenters: Marsha Dickson, University of DelawareBreaking Barriers to Decent Work in the Global Apparel Industry
Matthew Amengual and Greg Distelhorst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Danny Tobin, Tufts UniversityAligning Sourcing with Labor Standards? Incentives and Pressures in Global Purchasing Practices
Laura Babbitt, Drusilla Brown, Nimah Mazaheri and Elyse Voegeli, Tufts UniversityWorkplace Production Systems, Firm Performance and Organization Social Structure: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Myanmar
Greg Distelhorst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Judith C. Stroehle, Oxford University; and Duanyi Yang, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCertified for Success? Ethical Labor Certifications and Chinese Manufacturers
5.3  Professionalization and Non-Degree Credentials (Symposium)—Holiday 2
Chair: Tingting Zhang, Western New England University
Presenters: Morris Kleiner, University of Minnesota and Evan Soltas, University of OxfordOccupational Licensing, Human Capital, and Labor Supply
Dionne Pohler, University of Toronto and Tingting Zhang, Western New England UniversityThe Path Towards a Licensing Law: Case Studies on Professional Accountants and Human Resources Professionals in Canada
Kyle William Albert, Harvard University and Tingting Zhang, Western New England UniversityThe Value of Non-Degree Credentials: A Lifecourse Perspective
Stephen Crawford, George Washington UniversityThe Credential Registry and Credential Engine: Improving Transparency in the Marketplace for Credentials
Mary Alice McCarthy, New America FoundationRethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education
5.4  LERA/AILR Best Papers (Symposium)—Holiday 3
Co-Chairs: David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles and Paul J. Gollan, University of Wollongong
Presenters: Simon Joyce, Leeds University; Christopher J. Forde, Mark Stuart and Danat Valizade, University of LeedsWork and Social Protection in the Platform Economy in Europe
Hyesook Chung, Cornell UniversityDo Internal Labor Markets Foster or Hinder Knowledge Creation in Competitive Markets?
Yujie Cai, Swansea UniversityOccupational Safety in China’s Coal Mining Industry: The Role of Regulations, Human Resources and Labor Relations
Gabila F. Nubong, North West UniversityResolving the Unemployment Challenge in South Africa: Unconventional Policy Options and Alternatives Drawing Lessons from Global Experience
5.5  LERA Best Papers V: Human Resource Issues I (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Mary Ellen Benedict, Bowling Green State University
Presenters: Federica De Stefano and Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania and Arnaldo Camuffo, Bocconi UniversityHow Much is a Manager Worth and to Whom? Managers' Abilities, Unit Performance and Compensation
Jacob Do-Hyung Cha, Seoul National University and Hyejin Cho, Korea University Business SchoolWhen Capital Markets Meets Employment Practices: Does Market Feedback from Securities Analysts Trigger Workforces Reduction?
Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Rutgers University; Zhengtang Zhang, Nanjing University; and Junting Li, Rutgers UniversityHuman Resource Practices, Employee Engagement, and Sales Performance: Evidence from Retail Stores in China
Chair: Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University
Presenters: Janet Boguslaw, Brandeis UniversityShared Capital and Workforce Development: Revisiting Levers of Opportunity
Sara Chaganti, Brandeis UniversityCultural Markers of Employability
Jessica Santos, Brandeis UniversityAdvancement for What? Redefining Career Advancement from the Perspective of Low-wage Healthcare Workers
Discussants: Lisa Schur, Rutgers University
David Weil, Brandeis University
5.7  LERA Best Posters Session II—Holiday Foyer
Chair: J. Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Xufan Zhang, Nanjing Normal University; Lulu Zhou, Southeast University; and Zhihong Chen, Nanjing UniversityTechnological Configuration Capability, Strategic Flexibility and Organizational Performance in Chinese High-Tech Organizations
Gustavo Antonio Leyva, Bank of MexicoA Pleasant Time Use Arithmetic: Accounting for Job Search During Nonemployment
Helen LaVan, DePaul UniversityComparison of Professional Codes and Employer Codes of Conduct in the Health Care Sector: An Analysis of Duality
Daniel J. Koys, DePaul UniversityMBA versus MS-HR Graduates: Career Pathways Entered and the Knowledge and Skills Needed in those Career Pathways
12 ‑ 1:45 pm
Chair: Kris Rondeau, President-Elect and Program Co-Chair
Presenters: Thomas Kochan, Erin L. Kelly, Duanyi Yang and William Kimball, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWorker Voice in America: A Current Assessment and Exploration of Options
Discussants: Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University
Charles Heckscher, Rutgers University
Michelle Miller,
2 ‑ 3:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Paul Osterman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Dale Belman and Julie Brockman, Michigan State University and Russell Ormiston, Allegheny CollegeResidential Construction
Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy ResearchHospitals and Outpatient Care Centers
Françoise Carré, University of Massachusetts-BostonRetail
Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve UniversityManufacturing
Rosemary Batt, Cornell UniversityRestaurants
Chair: Stephen R. Sleigh, Sleigh Strategy LLC
Presenters: John Kline, Georgetown UniversitySewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry's Sweatshops
Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State UniversityCSR Participation Committees, Wildcat Strikes, and the Sourcing Squeeze in Global Supply Chains
Melanie Bower, SumerraIntegrating Social Responsibilty with Enviromental Audits: A Practioner's Perspective
Jeffrey S. Wheeler, Georgetown UniversityBrave New World: Social Responsibility Standards for the Electronic Supply Chains
Discussant: Scott Nova, Workers' Rights Consortium
Chair: Paula Voos, Rutgers University
Presenters: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIt's Just Different in Illinois: The Triatic Use of Power in Public Sector Bargaining
David Lewin, University of California, Los AngelesCalifornia Public Policy Regarding Public Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining
Martin Malin, IIT Chicago-KentThe Motive Power in Public Sector Collective Bargaining
Discussant: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6.4  LERA Competitive Papers II (Symposium)—Holiday 3
Chair: Alexander J.S. Colvin, Cornell University
Presenters: Chichun Fang, University of MichiganThe Effect of Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Post-Displacement Labor Supply Among the Near-Elderly
Aboozar Hadavand, Johns Hopkins University; Sarah M. Thomas, New York University; Pooya Almasi, Georgetown University; and Orkideh Gharehgozli, City University of New York, Graduate CenterThe Match Between College Coursework and Occupations
David Marsden, London School of Economics and Lisa Sezer, De Montfort UniversityEffects of Management Style and Quality on the Operation of Incentive Pay: School Teachers' Performance Pay in England and Wales 2014-2015
Mary Ellen Benedict, Bowling Green State University and David McClough, Ohio Northern UniversityExplaining the Gender Salary Gap for the Educated
6.5  LERA Best Papers VI: Union Issues II (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Marick Masters, Wayne State University
Presenters: John W. Budd, University of Minnesota and J. Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDifferences in Union Membership and Influence: Theorizing and Analyzing the Importance of Comparative Electoral Systems
Marissa Brookes, University of California, RiversideGlobal Unions and the Push for Private Governance: Institutionalizing Employment Relations on the International Scale
Patrice Mareschal and Charles E. Coursey, Rutgers UniversityThe Assault on Public Sector Unions and Democracy: Examining Patterns Across the States
Joshua Jansa, Oklahoma State University and Michele M. Hoyman, University of North CarolinaIs Punishing Friends Effective?: An Analysis of Labor's Withdrawal of Campaign Funds from Pro-Free Trade Democrats, 1993-2012
6.6  "Dealing With Difficult People" and the Remedy (Workshop)—Calloway A-B
Chair: Gary Richard Hattal, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Panelist: Tom Melancon, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service"Impromptu Networking" drawn from "The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation"
2:45 ‑ 5:15 pm
Chair: Adrienne E. Eaton, Rutgers University
3:45 ‑ 5:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Lowell Turner, Cornell University
Presenters: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University and Lowell Turner, Cornell UniversityStrategies of Trade Unions Towards Young Workers in Four Countries: An Overview
J. Mijin Cha, Occidental CollegeBridging Generations: A Case Study of the SEIU Millennials
Jane Holgate, University of LeedsYoung Workers in the Bakers Union: A Case Study of the Fast Food Rights Campaign
Discussant: Jermaine Jones, Baltimore Central Labor Council
Chair: Jeffrey S. Wheeler, Georgetown University
Panelists: Anja Wehler-Schoeck, Embassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyJoining Efforts Towards Achieving Economic Strength and Economic Justice: Lessons from the "Social Partnership" Approach in Germany
Céline Jaeggy, Embassy of FranceThe French Social Model Overhaul
Lucía Ortiz Sanz, Embassy of SpainQuestions and Challenges on Youth Unemployment
Jason Huang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative OfficeCurrent Labor Market Trends, Challenges and Policy Responses in Taiwan
Discussants: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University
Stephen Silvia, American University
Chair: David B. Lipsky, Cornell University
Presenters: John W. Budd, University of Minnesota; Alexander J.S. Colvin, Cornell University; and Dionne Pohler, University of TorontoAdvancing Dispute Resolution by Unpacking the Sources of Conflict: Toward an Integrated Framework
Duanyi Yang, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWhy Don't They Complain? The Social Determinants of Chinese Migrant Workers' Grievance Behaviors
Paul Teague, Queen's University Belfast; William Roche, University College Dublin; Denise Currie, Queen's University Belfast; and Tom Gormley, University College DublinADR-based Workplace Conflict Management Systems: A Case of American Exceptionalism
Ariel C. Avgar, Cornell UniversityIntegrating Conflict: A Proposed Framework for the Interdisciplinary Study of Workplace Conflict and its Management
Discussant: Gary Richard Hattal, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
7.4  LERA/NAA Session (Workshop)—Holiday 3
Chair: Fredric Dichter, National Academy of Arbitrators
Panelist: Sean J. Rogers, Esq., Sean J. Rogers & Associates, LLCMaking Ethical Decisions
Chair: Greg J. Bamber, Monash University (Melbourne)
Presenters: Tom Zaniello, Northern Kentucky University and National Labor CollegeThe Cinema of the Precariat: The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World
Greg Murray, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace WorkersExamining Organizational Sustainability in a Unionized Environment
Ellen Scully-Russ, The George Washington University and Richard Torraco, University of NebraskaHuman Resources and Human Resource Development in the Platform Economy: Controversies, Challenges and Potential Contributions
Co-Chairs: Sumner McRae and Darryl Alexander, American Federation of Teachers
Panelists: Marie-Louise Caravatti, American Federation of Teachers2017 Educator Quality of Work Life Report Overview
Paul Landsbergis, State University of New York-Downstate School of Public Health2017 Educator Quality of Work Life Data Comparisons to Other U.S. Workers, and Effective Educator Stress Interventions
Kathy Beery, BATs AssociationGrassroots Approaches to Addressing Educator Stress
5:30 ‑ 7 pm
Chair: Heather Heilman, Kahn, Smith and Collins, P.A.
7:05 ‑ after game
Chair: Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair


Conference Activities  •  6/16/2018
8 ‑ 11:45 am
Co-Chairs: Yao Yao, University of Toronto; Duanyi Yang and Alex M. Kowalski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Brandon Carlyle Grant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8:30 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Kati Griffith, Cornell University
Presenters: Ken Jacobs, University of California, BerkeleyGoverning the Market from Below: Setting Labor Standards at the State and Local Levels
Chris Rhomberg, Fordham University"$15 and a Union" ... Searching for Workers' Power in the Fight for $15 Movement
Janice Fine and Hana R. Shepherd, Rutgers UniversityImplementing the New Labor Standards Enforcement Policies: Local Agencies and Co-enforcement
Discussant: Pronita Gupta, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Chair: Mark Stuart, University of Leeds
Presenters: Michelle O'Sullivan, University of LimerickZero Hours Work in Ireland
Iain Campbell, University of Melbourne; Sara Charlesworth and Fiona Macdonald, RMIT UniversityOn-Demand Work in Australia
Tony Dundon and Debra Howcroft, University of ManchesterGig-economy and Precarious Work in UK
Discussant: Peter J. Fugiel, University of Chicago
Chair: Cathy Stevens, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Chair: Mary Talley, City of Baltimore Department of Human Resources
Presenter: Jason Perkins-Cohen, Mayor's Office of Employment Development
8.5  LERA Best Papers VIII: Health and Healthcare (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University
Presenters: Patrik Nordin, University of TampereInternational Recruitment of Health Care Professionals and Its Policy Implications
Anoop A. Javalagi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ravi S. Gajendran, Florida International UniversityA Quantitative Review of Telecommuting Intensity and Work-Family Outcomes
Ipshita Pal, St. Johns UniversityHealth Effects of Paid Family Leave: New Evidence From New Jersey
Jie Chen and Chad D. Meyerhoefer, Lehigh University and Edward J. Timmons, Saint Francis UniversityThe Effects of Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice and Autonomy on Access to Dental Care
8.6  NCAC Chapter Administration Workshop (Workshop)—Calloway A-B
Co-Chairs: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
10:15 ‑ 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Janice Fine, Rutgers University
Chair: Robert Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Robert Habans, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignLinking the Causes of "Gig Work" to Consequences for Workers: An Analysis of New Survey Data
Lonnie Golden, Penn State Abington and Stuart Glosser, University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterStill Only Part Way Home: Part-time Work and Underemployment in Illinois and its Region
Alison Dickson, University of Illinois at ChicagoWork Scheduling in Chicago: Irregular, Variable and Unpredictable Hours
Amy Anderson and Christopher Morehouse, U.S. Government Accountability OfficeDOL Can Better Share Information on Services for On-Demand, or Gig, Workers (GAO-17-561)
Discussants: Julie Vogtman, National Women's Law Center
Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy Research
9.3  Saving ADR From Its Success (Workshop)—Holiday 2
Chair: James P. Kinney, Middlesex County College, NJ
Panelists: William Dwyer, Rutgers UniversityGrievance Mediation: Great Potential But Scant Use
Pat Westerkamp, Esq., Westerkamp ADR Services, LLCLabor Arbitration: The Same Troubles in Paradise?
Jonathan Cohen, Esq., Plosia Cohen LLCIs Employment ADR Under Attack for Just Cause?
Chair: Omar Vincent Melehy, Melehy & Associates, LLC
Panelists: Charles "Chuck" McCullough III, Tully Rinckey PLLCFormer Inspector General, Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Kel McClanahan, National Security CounselorsInstructor of National Security Law at the American University, Washington College of Law
Leslie McAdoo-Gordon, McAdoo Gordon & Associates P.C.Recognized as a Top Lawyer in National Security Law by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015
9.5  LERA Best Papers IX: Labor Markets (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Brian Holland, BLH Technologies
Presenters: Jonathan S. McMurray, Benjamin Bolitzer, Kimberly M. Granger, Michael Naretta and Brittni Milam, US Government Accountability OfficePoverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families
Doruk Cengiz, University of Massachusetts AmherstSeeing Beyond the Trees: The Impacts of Minimum Wage on Affected Individuals
Alí Rodolfo Bustamante, Loyola University New OrleansDismissal Regulations and Labor Market Performance: A Global Panel
10:15 ‑ 11:45 am
Co-Chairs: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University and Bonnie Castrey, Dispute Resolution Services
12 ‑ 1:45 pm
Chair: Kris Rondeau, President-Elect and Program Co-Chair
Featured Speaker: Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair
2 ‑ 3:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Marlene K. Heyser, Workplace Law Strategies
Panelists: Thomas A. Lenz, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & RomoManagement-side Perspective on Where Changes Will Likely Occur
Michael Four, Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & SommersLabor-side Perspective on Where Changes Will Likely Occur
Chair: Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers University
Presenters: Adrienne E. Eaton and Susan J. Schurman, Rutgers University and Martha Chen, Harvard UniversityEditors of "Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective" ILR Press, 2017
Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University; Nathan Lillie, University of Jyväskylä; and Valeria Pulignano, Katholieke University LeuvenEditors of "Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe" Oxford University Press, 2018
Discussants: Aurora Trif, Dublin City University Business SchoolTrade Unions' Pragmatic Responses to Precarious Work in Eastern Europe
Françoise Carré, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Brian Finnegan, AFL-CIO
10.3  Union Form and Structure (Symposium)—Holiday 2
Chair: Jennifer Kelly, United Automobile Workers
Presenters: Joseph McCartin, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working PoorOrigins of and Continuity in Union Structure
Dorothy Sue Cobble, Rutgers UniversityThe Old Diversity and the New
Nathan Wilmers, Harvard UniversityMapping Union Structure
Craig Becker, General Counsel, AFL-CIO and Former Member NLRBLegal Determinants of Union Structure
Chair: Johanna Weststar, Western University
Panelists: Anil Verma, University of TorontoProtector or Activist? Consistency and Contradiction in Labor's Voice on Pension Boards
Simon Archer, Goldblatt Partners LLPThe Best of All Possible Worlds: Fiduciary Law, ESG, Financialization
Kevin Skerrett, Canadian Union of Public EmployeesThe Failure of Canada's Financialized Pension System: An Alternative Proposal for Retirement with Dignity
Bernard Mees, University of TasmaniaFinancialization and the Stewardship of Workers' Capital in Australia
David Webber, Boston UniversityThe Rise of the Working Class Shareholder
10.5  Substance Abuse in the Workplace: A New Paradigm (Workshop)—Calloway A-B
Co-Chairs: Kathryn A. VanDagens and Adele L. Abrams, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
2 ‑ 5:15 pm
Chair: Sean E. Rogers, Cornell University
3:45 ‑ 5:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Paula Voos, Rutgers University
Presenters: Ian Greer, Cornell University; Geneviève Coderre-Lapalme, University of Greenwich; and Lisa Schulte, Middlesex UniversityIn Defense of Public Services: Coalitions and Campaigns in British Healthcare and Social Security
Todd Dickey, Cornell UniversityExperiential Learning: Partnership in the Federal Sector under Executive Order 13522, "Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services"
11.2  LERA 2018 Award Winners Roundtable (Workshop)—Holiday 1
Co-Chairs: Tia Schneider Denenberg, Workplace Solutions, Inc. and Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University
Chair: DeAndra Roaché, Cynergis Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
Panelists: Joshua Javits, Arbitrator/MediatorMed-Arb: It's Overview, the Costs, the Benefits
Arthur Luby, Air Line Pilots AssociationMed-Arb: From Labor's Perspective
Aparna Joshi, O'Melveny & MyersMed-Arb: From Management's Perspective
Chair: Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University
Presenters: Ray Giamartino, Rochester City School DistrictLeading Change in a Major Urban School District: The Role of Relational Coordination and Labor Relations
Lauren Hajjar, Brandeis UniversityRelational Coordination Interventions for Central Office Redesign: Toward an Equitable Placement Process
Cady Landa, Brandeis UniversityImmigrant Parents, Public Elementary Schools, and Students with Special Needs: Public Policy and Organizational Structure
Liam Honigsberg, Brandeis UniversityImproving Teacher Preparation Through Learning Partnerships Among Graduate Schools of Education
Discussant: Shital Shah, American Federation of Teachers
Chair: Sam Kim, County of Santa Clara
Presenters: Stacy A. Hickox, Michigan State UniversityHow Arbitrators Address Harassment & Bullying in the Workplace
Laura Ruth Martin, Gustavus Adolphus College and Kristian F. Braekkan, Region 9 Development CommissionSocial Exchange Theory and Employment: An Empirical Investigation of Psychological Contract Content and Perceived Violations
Pooria Assadi, California State University, Sacramento and Andrew von Nordenflycht, Simon Fraser UniversityExplaining Variation in Who Gets Punished in the Aftermath of Misconduct
Chair: Kris Rondeau, President-Elect and Program Co-Chair
Presenters: Joseph McCartin, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working PoorInnovative Union Strategies and the Struggle to Re-Invent Collective Bargaining
Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers UniversityGoing on Offense During Challenging Times
Teofilo Reyes, Restaurant Opportunities Centers UnitedLabor Internationalism for the 21st Century
Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago; Shannon Gleeson, Cornell University; and Els de Graauw, Baruch College CUNYUnion Organizing, Advocacy, and Services at the Nexus of Immigrant and Labor Rights
Catherine Albisa, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative and Greg Asbed, Coalition of Immokalee Workers"From CSR to WSR": The Failure of Corporate Self-Regulation and the Development of Worker-Driven Social Responsibility
Discussants: Stephen Lerner, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
Neidi Yatsiri Dominguez, International Union of the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Scott Nova, Workers' Rights Consortium
5:30 ‑ 7 pm
Chair: Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair
7:30 ‑ 10 pm
Chair: Ezio Borchini, Arbitrator/Mediator


Conference Activities  •  6/17/2018
8 ‑ 9:30 amConcurrent Sessions
12.1  LERA Best Papers XI: The Nature of Work (Symposium)—Poe A-B
Chair: Chichun Fang, University of Michigan
Presenters: Sam Kim, County of Santa ClaraTransformation through the IT Guild
Christine Riordan, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTask Allocation and Stratification: The Distribution of Opportunity Structures in Large Corporate Law Firms
Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard Business School; Evan Starr and Rajshree Agarwal, University of MarylandExperimental Evidence on Machine Learning and Skill Complementarities
Joseph Bazler, Cornell UniversityBuilding Communities at School: How Teachers' Care Work Inspires Community Building and Creates New Opportunities for Unions
Chair: Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Presenters: Phillippe James Scrimger, University of MontrealDo Unions Promote More Equal Societies? A Look at Income Redistribution in Canada's Provinces
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Anthony Rainey, University of Massachusetts-AmherstProducing Inequalities: An Examination of the Workplace Generation of Earnings Inequalities in Thirteen High Income Countries
Phela I. Townsend, Rutgers UniversityWhy Do Firms Adopt ESOPs? An Industry Perspective
Discussant: J. Adam Cobb, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Rebecca Kolins Givan, Rutgers University
Presenters: Lucas A. Franco, University of MinnesotaUnionizing the Fissured Workplace: A Comparative Analysis of Subcontracted Janitorial Worker Organizing
Stephen Silvia, American UniversityGerman Trade Union Attempts to Export Power
Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers University and Christian Ibsen, University of CopenhagenIn the Interest of Labor? Union Agency in the New Economy
Discussants: Marilyn Sneiderman, Rutgers University
Victor Tan Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University
Carsten Huebner, Transatlantic Labor Institute
9:45 ‑ 11:15 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Maite Tapia, Michigan State University
Presenters: Tamara Lee, Rutgers University and Maite Tapia, Michigan State UniversityCross-movement Solidarity Building: Evidence from the Women's March
Jane Holgate, University of LeedsListening to Migrant Voices: A Call for an Intersectional Approach to Union Organising
Discussants: Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Rutgers University
Brea Baker, The Gathering for Justice
Chair: Gregory M. Saltzman, Albion College
Presenters: Valentina Paolucci, University College Dublin and Paul Marginson, University of WarwickCollective Bargaining Towards Mutual Flexibility and Security Goals in Large Internationalized Companies - Why do Institutions (Still) Matter?
Hoyt N. Wheeler, University of South CarolinaA Proposal for Radical Labor Law Reform
Adrienne Edisis, Virginia TechImplications of "Injury Tax" Incentives: Workers' Compensation Claims by Temporary Help Services Workers and Traditional Employees
Chair: Kitty Grubb, Grubb Law Firm
Presenters: Aibak Hafeez and J. Ryan Lamare, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSourcing and Quality of Third-Party Neutrals and ADR Practices: Evidence from a Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies
Lin Xiu, University of Minnesota at Duluth; Kim Nichols Dauner and Christopher McIntosh, University of Minnesota-DuluthThe Impact of Organizational Support for Employees' Health on Organizational Commitment, Intent to Remain, and Job Performance
Ting Zhang and Dan Gerlowski, University of BaltimoreOwnership Stake Diffusion in Entrepreneur Teams

11:15Adjournment Harry C. Katz, President and Program Co-Chair