for the S tudy of C ollective B argaining in 
H igher E ducation and the P rofessions

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National Center's 46th Annual Conference
April 7-9, 2019 
CUNY Graduate Center
New York City

Collective Bargaining after Janus
Conference Keynote Speaker: Paul Krugman 
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Fred R. Conrad/
The New York Times
Paul Krugman is best known to the general public as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, a position he's held since 2000.

In his academic life, Krugman is Distinguished Professor in Economics at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, a core faculty member at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, and Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Senior Scholar.

Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008 for his work on international trade theory and the geographic distribution of economic activity.

I n addition to the Nobel, in 1991 Krugman received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award given every two years to a top economist under the age of 40. The
King of Spain presented him with the Asturias Award in 2004, considered the European Pulitzer Prize.

Krugman is Professor Emeritus of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, from which he retired in 2015. He has served on the faculties of MIT, Yale and Stanford. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the Group of Thirty. He has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, as well as to foreign countries including Japan, Portugal and the Philippines.

He has been a contributor to ABC-TV's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos and appears on Bloomberg Television, Business Insider, NPR and CNN, to name just a few.

Author of 27 books and over 200 published professional articles, Krugman has written for non-economists as well. Before joining the staff of The New York Times, his work appeared in Fortune, Slate, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, The New Republic and Newsweek.

Krugman's approach to economics is reaching a new generation of college students.   He and his wife Robin Wells have coauthored college textbooks on Micro and Macroeconomics that rank in the top-selling economics textbooks used in American colleges today.

Registration Information
Early Bird Special-$310: includes one conference registration with admission to all event activities and additional attendee(s) for a discounted rate of $238. The special rate ends on December 28, 2018. 

Regular Conference Rate-$398: includes one conference registration with admission to all event activities and additional attendee(s) for a discounted rate of $238. Regular rate begins on December 29, 2018.

Single Conference Rate-$356: includes one conference registration with admission to all event activities. Single conference rate begins on December 29, 2018.

Special Conference Registration Rates for adjunct faculty, post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate student employees, CUNY faculty, staff, and students. For promo codes, contact the National Center.

To pay by check, access the 2019 Conference Registration Form and mail it with your payment to the National Center.

Confirmed Panels and Workshops


Plenary Presentation: The History of Right to Work from the First Gilded Age to Janus with Cedric de Leon, Director and Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Labor Center, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago, Chad E. Pearson, Professor of History, Collin College, and Sophia Z. Lee, Professor of Law and History, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Moderator and Presenter.

The Economic Impact of Right to Work (panel in formation) with Fred Floss, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, SUNY Buffalo State University and Fiscal Policy Institute Senior Fellow, Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute, Cherrie Nicole Bucknor, Ph.D Student, Harvard University, and  Jeffery Frumkin, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Michigan, Moderator.

Community Colleges, Collective Bargaining, and Right to Work with Deborah Williams, NEA Faculty Association President and Lead Negotiator, Johnson County Community College, Terry Calaway, former President, Johnson County Community College, Lee Cross,Trustee, Johnson County Community College, Martin Balinsky, Vice President and Chief Negotiator, United Faculty of Florida-Tallahassee Community College, and DeWayne Sheaffer, President, NEA National Council for Higher Education, Moderator.

Shared Governance in a Post-Janus World with Carl Levine, Levy Ratner, P.C., Holly Stern, General Counsel, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Saerom Park, Associate General Counsel, SEIU, Joe Ambash, Fisher & Phillips LLP, and Catherine Cleaver, Executive Director, AAUP, Adelphi University, Moderator.

Mending Fences and Building Bridges: A Labor-Management Dialogue on Cultural and Institutional Change with Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Kenneth Mash, President, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, and Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, Moderator.

The Adjunct Faculty Experience: Is What We "Know" Correct? (panel in formation) with David P. Richardson, Managing Director of Research, TIAA Institute, Paul Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute, and Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority, Commentator.

Reaching First Graduate Student Employee Contracts at Brandeis and Tufts with Lisa Lynch, Provost, Brandeis University, Matt Dauphin, Higher Education Coordinator, SEIU Local 509, Lili Palacios-Baldwin, Associate General Counsel, Tufts University, Desiree Murphy, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, and Vimal Patel, Chronicle of Higher Education, Moderator.

Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education with Malini Cadambi Daniel, SEIU Director for Higher Education, Daniel J. Julius, Senior Vice President and Provost, New Jersey City University, Barry Miller, Senior Policy Advisor on Labour Relations, York University, Liz Perlman, Executive Director, AFSCME, University of California Employees, Gary Rhoades, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, and Marilyn Sneiderman, Professor and Director, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Moderator.

Book Session: Henry Reichman, The Future of Academic Freedom (Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2019) (panel in formation), with Kent D. Syverud, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University, Jennifer Eagan, President, California Faculty Association, Lili Palacios-Baldwin, Associate General Counsel, Tufts University, and Henry Reichman, Chair, AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Investigating and Handling Employee Discipline with Letitia F. Silas, Associate General Counsel for Labor Relations, Howard University, Joshua D. Nadreau, Fisher Phillips, Kathy Sheffield, Director of Representation, California Faculty Association, Pat Domaratz, Labor Relations Specialist, UUP, and Nancy E. Hoffman, Arbitrator, Moderator.

Arbitrators' Perspectives on the Handling of Disciplinary Issues with Homer C. La Rue, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, Haydeé Rosario, Labor Arbitrator and Mediator, John Woods, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Ombuds, and Sarah Miller Espinosa, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Ombuds, Moderator.

Racial and Economic Equity in Higher Education with Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor, Higher Education Policy & Sociology, Temple University, Catharine Bond Hill, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R, Mark Huelsman, Associate Director, Policy & Research, Demos, and Sameer Gadkaree, Senior Program Officer, Joyce Foundation, Moderator.

Challenges and Opportunities of the Metro-Strategy in a Post-Janus World with John C. Cavanaugh, President & CEO, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, Anne McLeer, PhD, Director of Higher Education, SEIU Local 500, and Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University, and Maria Figueroa, Director, Labor and Policy Research at the Worker Institute, ILR School, Cornell University, Moderator.

Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation v. Student Evaluation of Teaching with Leah Akins, Professor of Engineering and Technology, Dutchess Community College, Laura Murphy, Professor of History, Dutchess Community College, Henry Hornstein, Associate Professor, Department of Business and Economics, Algoma University, Sarah Zeller-Berkman, Academic Director, Youth Studies Program and Director of Intergenerational Change Initiative, CUNY School of Professional Studies and Director, Youth Studies Initiatives, John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education, and Alexandra Matish, Interim Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan, Moderator.

Title IX Revisited with John T. Rose, Dean of Diversity, Hunter College, CUNY, Rana M. Jaleel, Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis, Donna E. Young, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School, and Risa Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Cornell ILR, and AAUP General Counsel, Moderator.

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Understanding Root Causes and Developing Labor-Management Solutions with Ana Avendaño, Vice President for Labor Engagement, United Way, Eve Weinbaum, Professor University of Massachusetts, Labor Center Amherst, Janet Elie Faulkner, Faulkner Legal, Frazier Benya, Senior Program Officer, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and Liesl Zwicklbauer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations, SUNY, Moderator.

Faculty Compensation in Public Higher Education with Stephen G. Katsinas, Professor, Higher Education and Political Science, Director, Education Policy Center, at the University Alabama and Nathaniel J. Bray, Professor, Higher Education Administration and Associate Director, Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama; Jacob Trull, Stephanie Paul and Michael Malley, Graduate Students, Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama; and Jacob Apkarian, Assistant Professor of Sociology, York College, CUNY, Moderator.

Transformational Bargaining: How the Lecturers' Union at the University of Michigan Built Sufficient Power to Dramatically Improve Member Compensation with Ian Robinson, President, Lecturers' Employee Organization, AFT, Local 6244, University of Michigan, Kirsten Herold, Vice-President, Lecturers' Employee Organization, AFT, Local 6244, University of Michigan, Michael Eagen, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel, University of Massachusetts, Commentator, Theodore Curry, Associate Provost, Associate VP, Michigan State University, Commentator, and David Cecil, Executive Director, United Academics, AFT-AAUP, University of Oregon, Moderator.

Conflict and Cooperation in the Neoliberal University: The Impact of Changing Labour Processes on Canadian Universities with Stephanie Ross, Associate Professor, School of Labour Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Larry Savage, Professor, Department of Labour Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, David Robinson, Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers, Commentator, and Sara Slinn, Associate Dean (Research and Institutional Relations) & Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Commentator.

Legal Issues in Higher Education: Annual Review of Court and Administrative Developments with Natasha Baker, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, Beth Margolis, Gladstein Reif & Meginniss, Aaron Nisenson, Senior Counsel, AAUP, and Michael Loconto, College Counsel, Curry College, Moderator.


Workshop for Administrators: Collective Bargaining and Contract Implementation with Nicholas DiGiovanni, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Karen Stubaus, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Margaret Winters, Former Provost, Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics, Wayne State University.

Workshop for Academic Labor: Membership Mobilization and Collective Bargaining in an Open Shop Environment with Penny Lewis, Associate Professor of Labor Studies, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and PSC Vice President Senior Colleges, Thomas Auxter, former President, United Faculty of Florida, and Kim Cook, Extension Associate Faculty, Cornell ILR.

Workshop: Bargaining Over Health Insurance in Higher Education with Larry Singer, Senior Vice President, Segal Consulting, Joel Solomon, Senior Policy Analyst, NEA, Earl Redding, Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP, and Debbie Bell, Executive Director, PSC, CUNY, Moderator.

Workshop by SUNY SAIL Institute: Discovering My Leadership Voice with Scott Vinciguerra, Leadership Development Associate, SUNY Strategic and Academic Innovative Leadership Institute.

Workshop by SUNY SAIL Institute: Assertive Communications: Leading Difficult Conversations on Campus with Scott Vinciguerra, Leadership Development Associate, SUNY Strategic and Academic Innovative Leadership Institute.

We will be providing updates concerning other confirmed panels and workshops in the upcoming monthly newsletters and on our website.

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