LERA Meeting Calls
Some of the most exciting news for the coming year at LERA is that we are changing the format of our annual meeting. We will continue to hold LERA sessions (symposia only) in January at the ASSA/AEA meeting but will begin holding an independent LERA Annual Meeting in June, beginning 2013, with a host LERA chapter. Because of these changes, our deadlines for various meetings, calls for papers and posters have changed.
The Program Committee for LERA's 65th Meeting held in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting in January 2013, chaired by Eileen Appelbaum, will be issuing a Call for Symposia Proposals in very early December. We will send the Call announcement via email to LERA members as soon as it is announced. While LERA will no longer hold its Annual Meeting at the ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting in January, we will continue to conduct our LERA sessions, although they will be academic sessions only. The Program Committee asks that symposia proposals be submitted by January 23, 2012.
In addition, the Program Committee for the 65th LERA Annual Meeting to be held June 2013 in St. Louis, MO, headed by David Lewin, plans to issue a Call for Session Proposals in early January 2012, with a submission deadline of August 1, 2012. In the newly independent annual meeting format, session organizers can submit a session proposal in three areas: 1) academic symposia, 2) LERA Chapter or practitioner workshops, and 3) LERA Community sessions, such as Industry Councils and Interest Sections. The LERA 2013 Annual Meeting will be hosted by the St. Louis Gateway LERA Chapter.
The other LERA calls for papers associated with LERA's 65th Annual Meeting include: Calls for LERA Refereed Papers Competition, LERA Posters, UCIRHRP Best Paper Competition, UCIRHRP Poster Competition, and the AILR/LERA Best Papers Competition.
The LERA Refereed Papers Competition asks students and academics alike to submit papers by October 1, 2012 for this double-blind competition for research conducted in labor and employment relations areas. The winning papers will win a spot on the LERA 65th Annual Meeting program in June of 2013 and be invited to be published in the LERA Proceedings.
Students are invited to submit a paper to the UCIRHRP Best Paper Competition by January 15, 2013. The winner will be asked to present their paper at the 15th Annual Ph.D. Student Consortium and receive a check for $300.
Also, the AILR/LERA Best Papers Competition winners will be asked to present their papers at the LERA 65th Annual Meeting and to publish in the AILR Journal. The deadline to submit a proposal of up to three pages is December 15, 2012.
If you would like to submit a paper or abstract to the LERA Poster Competition, the winning entries will be showcased in the LERA Poster Session at LERA 65th Annual Meeting in June 2013. In addition, the UCIRHRP will also conduct the UCIRHRP Poster Competition, specifically for students, that will be displayed at the annual meeting. Both of these poster competitions have a deadline of November 1, 2012.
LERA Publication Call: 2014/15 Research Volumes
The LERA Editorial Committee has issued a call for proposals for the 2014 and 2015 editions of the LERA Annual Research Volume. They encourage members to submit research volume proposals by December 15, 2011, and would especially like to receive proposals focused on:
Or, any proposal related to industrial relations and human resources is also welcome! Please complete Call information here: http://leraweb.org/call-proposals-lera-research-volume.
For complete information and submission forms for ALL LERA opportunities, please visit: http://leraweb.org/opportunities. If you have Calls & Announcements to submit, email them to LERAoffice@illinois.edu, unless you are a LERA member. LERA members can submit event listings and open calls to the LERA Website directly by logging in and posting them.
LERA members may submit proposals for symposia sessions at the Amerian Economic Association Annual Meeting on Jan. 4-6, 2013. The deadline for online submissions is Jan. 23, 2012. The theme for LERA symposia to be presented at the AEA meeting is "New Economic Realities: Risk, Inequality and Workplace Relations."
LERA's executive board has voted to move the LERA annual meeting to a June date beginning in 2013. Expanding the tracks and number of sessions will allow more members to participate. Included in the new format will be tracks for symposia, chapter workshops, sessions from LERA communities, and a National Policy Forum track.
LERA's 65th Annual Meeting will be held June 6-9, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Click here to read about LERA's new Annual Meeting schedule. LERA will retain a number of symposia session slots in the January AEA meeting as well but will have no registration area or schedule any meetings or events during the January AEAs.
The LERA Program Committee responsible to organize symposia sessions at the AEA has issued a call welcoming proposals for stimulating, creative, and controversial panels related to this theme as well as other proposals that deal with labor, labor markets, labor and employment relations, inequality, economic justice, technology and work organization, human resource studies, management practices including work-life balance, and industry studies as well as topics of current interest or related more generally to the mission of LERA. They encourage submissions from the perspectives of multiple disciplines — including but not limited to economics, sociology, political science, labor and employment law, industrial relations, and human resource studies — and the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, including investors, managers, workers and unions.
The Program Committee recommends a maximum of six participants in your sessions, including chairs, presenters, and discussants to allow time for questions from the audience. Those wishing to submit papers rather than sessions may do so, but preference will be given to entire panel proposals.
Session organizers are encouraged to include participants representative of the Association’s membership if possible. Proposed sessions that include both labor and management viewpoints and include participants with diverse institutional and geographic backgrounds will be favored. The overall program should reflect the balanced perspectives of our membership.
Papers presented in LERA symposia at the ASSA/AEA January meeting in San Diego will also be invited to be published in the LERA Proceedings. Visit the LERA website for complete information about our Proceedings and submission requirements.
To submit an online proposal, visit the LERA website at the Participate/LERA Meetings link at www.LERAweb.org. To give the program committee an understanding of the proposed panel, we request that symposia organizers provide:
Proposals must be submitted or reach the LERA Office no later than January 23, 2012. Contact LERAoffice@illinois.edu with questions.
Eileen Appelbaum, Chair, (pictured left) Center for Economic and Policy Research; Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Sylvia Allegretto, University of California, Berkeley;Peter Berg, Michigan State University; Lonnie Golden, Penn State University-Abington; Sandy Jacoby, UCLA; Bill Rodgers, Rutgers University; Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.