LERA NATIONAL FELLOWS AWARD
67th Labor and Employment Research Association
May 28-31, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
Chairman of the LERA National Awards Committee Morris M. Kleiner, University of Minnesota
Presented to Dr. John S. Gaal, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity. The LERA Fellows Award recognizes scholars and practitioners who have made contributions of unusual distinction to the field and have been in the profession and field for longer than 10 years.
John is a long time member of the LERA Gateway Chapter. www.lera-gateway.org
The selection committee for the Fellow scholar title considers contributions from all disciplines such as Industrial Relations, Labor Law, Economics, Human Resources, Business, Sociology, Political Science, and Organizational Behavior. For practitioner Fellow nominations, the committee considers labor, management, neutrals and others for election.
LERA Fellows Awardees were first inducted in 2009 and five scholars and five practitioners were named inaugural fellows. The LERA Awards Committee continues to name as many as three scholars and three practitioners each year as LERA Fellows. Awards are given during the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony each year at the LERA Annual Meeting
Dr. John S. Gaal, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity
From left to right: Eric Mooshegian - LERA Gateway Chapter Treasurer and Business Representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 148, Dr. John Gaal - Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, Rudy Smith - LERA Gateway Chapter VP of Membership and Retired member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 2/148, and Rob Russell – LERA Gateway Chapter President and Labor Education Specialist & Labor Studies