Cornell University

May 20 2014

Labor and Employment

ILR faculty, alums, students presenting on international, domestic issues

Twenty-two professors, Extension faculty, doctoral program graduates and current students representing the ILR School and the School’s Scheinman Institute, Healthcare Transformation Project and Worker Institute at Cornell are speaking at the Labor and Employment Relations Association annual meeting Thursday through June 1 in Portland, Ore.

ILR presentations at 18 panels explore pressing, complex issues facing workers in labor movements in the United States and abroad. Workshop topics include low-wage workers, health care, engaging a young and diverse workforce, strikes in China, the governance of global supply chains and access to justice.

ILR participants and their panel discussions include: 

  • John August: Researchers and Practitioners Examine Invisible Costs of Work
  • Rosemary Batt: Emerging Models for Worker Advocacy and Representation; Meet the Author Book Talk, David Weil: Enforcement in a Fissured Economy; Labor Standards, Enforcement, and the Reorganization of Work; The Quality of Jobs for Low Wage Workers in the Hospitality Industry 
  • Alexander J. S. Colvin: Variation in Access to Justice in Workplace Dispute Resolution
  • Todd Dickey: Variation in Access to Justice in Workplace Dispute Resolution 
  • Maria Figueroa: Precarious Work/Precarious Workers in the Construction, Fast-food, Arts and Entertainment Industry
  • Richard Fincher: Red Light/Green Light; New Developments in Arbitration
  • Eli Friedman: Strikes and Collective Bargaining in China
  • Stefano Gasparri: International Comparison of New Practices in Collective Bargaining
  • Mark Gough: Variation in Access to Justice in Workplace Dispute Resolution
  • Lois Gray: Precarious Work/Precarious Workers in the Construction, Fast-food, Arts and Entertainment Industry; AFL-CIO Strategies on Young Workers and Diversity Initiatives
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla: The Governance of Global Supply Chains; Strikes and Collective Bargaining in China 
  • Tashlin Lakhani: The Quality of Jobs for Low Wage Workers in the Hospitality Industry
  • Peter Lazes: Change and Innovation in Health Care: International Perspectives 
  • Jae Eun Lee: The Quality of Jobs for Low Wage Workers in the Hospitality Industry 
  • David Lipsky: Variation in Access to Justice in Workplace Dispute Resolution
  • Kelly Pike: Better Work and Labor Standards Compliance: Impact Assessment Based On Evidence From Five Programme Countries
  • Chaturong Napathorn: Global Workers' Rights: Practice and Research 
  • Joon W. Sohn: Innovative Workplace Practices: Strategies for Shared Prosperity in the New Economy 
  • Chris Riddell: The Impact of Workplace Differentiation in Pay and HR Practices on Employee Outcomes 
  • Maite Tapia: Labor Unions and Migrant Worker Organizing and Public Policy in Comparative Perspective 
  • Pamela Tolbert: Innovative Workplace Practices: Strategies for Shared Prosperity in the New Economy 
  • Hao Zhang: Strikes and Collective Bargaining in China.

Follow ILR at the event on ILR's website and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ILRSchool.

On Twitter, look for tweets from the meeting at @ILRSchool and/or @ILRhealthcare, @workerinstitute and @TheScheinman. The hashtag for the annual meeting is #LERA2014.

The Labor and Employment Relations Association is a professional association for academic researchers, educators and practitioners. Members are from labor, management, government, academia and policy organizations and have expertise including employment law, compensation, human resources management, labor economics, education, union administration and organizing. 

More information about the 66th annual meeting is at http://leraweb.org/.