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These events are available to attendees of the LERA 75th Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 2023.




Wednesday, May 31, 2023

 Factory Zero logo

General Motors Factory Zero Assembly Plant Tour (8:45 - 11 am) PENDING

We are excited to offer a 90 minute tour of the GM Factory Zero Assembly Plant. This tour will include a behind the scenes look at GM’s first fully dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant. There will be time for discussion and Q & A. *Closed toed shoes are required.

We will divide into 2 tours that both begin 9:30 am, each will only accommodate 12 individuals. 

 Comerica Park Image

Baseball Game (Tigers V.S. Rangers), first pitch 1:10 pmTickets in the LERA block are $35 and our seating is in section 119, rows 25-29. Come network with other LERA members and enjoy Comerica Park and the Detroit Tigers.

The MotorCity Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to anyone staying at the hotel to and from Comerica Park. If you register for this event and wish to take advantage of this transportation you will need to get a wristband from the hotel front desk. LERA will not be making other transportation accommodations for this event.

 Welcome To Detroit

Welcome to Detroit city tour, 2 -5 pm

The most complete Detroit tour you can possibly get in just 3 hours. If you’re just visiting us, recently moved here or lived here your whole life we have some amazing things to show you and a few special stories to share about the lovely city we call home.

This tour picks up from and delivers you back to the MotorCity Casino and Hotel.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Ford Rouge Image

Reception and Tour of the Ford Rouge Plant, 6-10 pm - SPONSORSHIP PENDING

This reception and networking event will include a short video in the Legacy Theater where you will learn about Henry Ford’s vision for the Rouge and how it came to life, a 4-D experience in the Manufacturing Innovation Theater where you’ll see the manufacturing process up close, networking time in the Observation Deck where get a bird’s-eye view of Ford’s famous “Living Roof.” This eco-industrial wonder – the largest living roof in the world – blankets the top of the final assembly building, time in the Legacy Gallery and see some of the most famous Ford vehicles made at the Rouge, and of course enjoy 1.5 hours to observe the Assembly Place Walking Tour on an elevated walkway for a unique bird’s-eye view of the plant’s final assembly line.

Friday, June 2, 2023

LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony followed by LERA Annual Reception (5:15 - 8:30 pm)

5:15 - 6:45 pm in the MotorCity Casino and Hotel in Salon A. Come hear the committee reports for the Labor and Employment Relations Association and have a front seat as the various LERA awards are presented! Then mingle and network at the LERA Annual Reception, 7 - 8:30 pm in Amnesia.

Sponsored by:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor and Employment Relations 
University of Toronto, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Saturday, June 3, 2023

 Motown image

 Motown Tour, 6 - 8 pm - in shifts every 20 minutes