LERA is a great, highly interdisciplinary organization that brings together academics and practitioners (including union and worker center folks) and is very interested in including sociological perspectives. I have found their meetings stimulating for 25 years, and I encourage folks to submit.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Program Committee invites proposals for stimulating, creative, and controversial panels, symposia, workshops and papers related to the theme: Renewing Employment Relations for Shared Prosperity: Research, Practice and Policy, as well as other topics of current interest and the mission of LERA.
Following an extremely successful meeting in St. Louis this past June, LERA plans on an even stronger program for the dates May 29th - June 1st, 2014, Portland, Oregon, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers.
Our program's format offers fresh opportunities for thought leaders from all aspects of employment and labor relations. Individual and Full Session proposals are accepted and may take a variety of forms: Symposia, panels, workshops, posters, presentations, skill-building debates, roundtable discussions, etc. The number of tracks and length of sessions depends on the quantity and quality of proposals. To encourage thought diversity, participants may only present on the program once.
We 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 different stakeholder perspectives, including investors, managers, employees, policy makers, and unions, especially the relationship of multiple perspectives.
Deadline for proposals is October 4, 2013. The Chair and Program Committee welcome session proposals from the best and brightest. Proposals for complete sessions have a higher probability of inclusion than papers submitted individually. To submit an online proposal, visit the LERA website www.LERAweb.org/66th-LERA-Call.
Lisa Lynch, LERA President and Program Chair