We are the Northwest Chapter of the Labor Employment and Relations Association (LERA).
The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field. www.leraweb.org
LERA began in 1947 as the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA). The Northwest Chapter of LERA has been affiliated with the national organization since 1973.
Activities, events, and membership in the Northwest Chapter of LERA center around an annual collective bargaining conference in the spring.