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Those are calls for panels, papers and awards nominations for the 65th LERA Annual Meeting June 6-9, 2013, in St. Louis. Preference will be given to proposals for panels and papers by current LERA members. (To join LERA or renew your membership, click here.)
Proposals for the meeting's two-hour sessions — symposia, panels, workshops, skill-building debates, roundtable discussions — have an Oct. 5, 2012 deadline. Sessions are recommended to have a maximum of six participants. So, for example, a session could have a chair, three-four presenters or panelists and a discussant. Sessions should allow 20-30 minutes for audience questions and discussions.
Subject matter should reflect traditional LERA concerns: labor economics and markets; law, regulations, dispute resolution; labor-management relations; unions and employee voice; work and occupations; industry studies; international-comparative HR; and a special emphasis this year on the health care and defense industries.
Individual papers for competitive paper sessions — the LERA Competitive Papers Competition and the AILR-LERA Best Papers Competition — also have an Oct. 5 submission deadline. Authors of papers selected will be invited to make presentations at the 65th Annual Meeting and may receive invitations to publish.
Abstracts for papers to be considered for inclusion in the LERA Poster Session also have an Oct. 5 deadline.
To submit panel, paper and poster proposals, click here.
There is a Jan. 15. 2013 deadline to submit nominations for awards to be presented at the St. Louis June 6-9, 2013 65th Annual Meeting in St. Louis. All awardees must be current LERA members in the period of the award. (Click here to join LERA or renew your membership.) Click on the award titles below for more information.
The John C. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Awards
- At least one award will recognize the research contribution of an academic LERA member for the best contribution to international and/or comparative labor and employment research.
- A second academic award will recognize the best LERA-member contribution to research that addresses an industrial relations/employment problem of national significance.
Click here for nomination form.
The Thomas A. Kochan & Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award
- The Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award competition is open to doctoral students who are LERA members and have completed or will complete their English-language theses at an accredited college or university between the dates of January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013. The award includes a $1,000 prize.
Click here for information and entry form.
The Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar Award
- LERA has established an award in honor of Susan C. Eaton, scholar and practitioner and LERA member who passed away in December 2003.
The Susan C. Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Grant
- The LERA Fellows Award is to recognize annually three LERA-member scholars and three LERA-member practitioners who have made contributions of unusual distinction to the field and have been in the profession and field for longer than 10 years.
Click here to submit nomination.
LERA Chapter Awards
- Since 1997, LERA has sponsored annual awards to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of local chapters. Three levels of awards were established: Chapter Merit, Outstanding Chapter and Chapter Star.
Click here to submit nomination. (Chapters can self nominate.)
James G. Scoville Best International Paper Award (sponsored by LERA and the University of Minnesota's Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies.)
- The Scoville Best International Paper Award and $500 are given annually to the international and comparative employment issues paper submission by a current LERA member. The award honors long-time LERA member and University of Minnesota faculty member James G. Scoville.
Click here for nomination form.
— By Mike Lillich
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