What is 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. Founded in 1947 as the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA), the National LERA provides a unique forum where the views of representatives of labor, management, government and academics, advocates and neutrals are welcome.

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LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018
"Shaping the Future of Work: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models"

[email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019


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Is This the End of Public-Sector Unions in America?

Bob Bruno (Illinois) and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers of the AFL-CIO, are quoted in The Atlantic feature, “Is this the end of public-sector unions in America?” on the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision. (article link below)


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