Why Join?

  • Saves you time searching: You need fact-based content without slogging through the web.

  • Connects you to experts: Needing to ask an expert in labor policy, negotiations, health care, employment…? You are never alone at LERA!

  • Promotes research: Real-time LER challenges need tested strategies. LER research publishes here.

  • Virtual Think Tank: Member dues support the open-access network for labor policy discussions.

  • Access to original content: Members-only content  (videos, publications, reports, and more).

  • Exclusive Member rates: We offer our members a discounted rate to attend our LERA Annual Meeting and the LERA@ASSA Meeting, as well as early notification to our open calls.

  • LERA Publications: From the deep dive found in our LERA Research Volume, to our practitioner LERA Perspectives on Work, to our bi-monthly eBulletin, we cover all aspects of labor and employment relations news from every perspective. 
    Click here for a detailed list of publication features

  • Print member form HERE.

All these benefits focus on improving your participation in the labor and employment related professions. LERA is the place where all aspects of labor and employment relations sit down, talk, and share best practices, without partisan posturing.

Healthy global economies lean on the ever-changing labor and employment relationships. LERA watches, connects, and delivers what you need, when you need it. Review the detailed benefits below.

LERA Membership for Individuals

Join Renew Individual Member ($224)
Join Renew Contributing Member ($335) - Individual membership with donation
Join Renew
Emeritus Member ($135) - 10+ year member and no longer employed (retired)
Join Renew Student Member ($40) - Up to 4 years for FT students who are not employed/employed PT
Join Renew Apprentice Member ($40) - For duration of apprenticeship, or up to 4 years

LERA Library Subscriptions and Organizational Memberships

  • Library Subscription ($300 1 year). Click HERE for additional information.
  • Organization ($550 tier one) Click HERE for additional information.
  • Organization ($1100 tier two) Click HERE for additional information.
  • Organizational Partnership and Sponsorship (Starting at $5,000) Click HERE for additional information.

LERA Individual Membership Benefits

Exclusive Access

  • Membership Directory - Exclusive access to experts in research, policy, and practice.

  • Annual Research Volume - Cornell Press distribution.

  • Perspectives on Work magazine- LER topics from all sides. Most members read it from cover to cover.

  • Annual Meeting Proceedings - The history of LER research starts here.

  • LERA eBulletin - Member news, regional meetings, all the information a member needs.

  • Labor and Employment Law News - LEL in practice. This quarterly e-newsletter highlights the issues.

  • Members-only Online Library Access to links, stories, videos, podcasts, and the latest LER topics and discussions.

Networking & Community

Members enjoy a host of resources to connect them to other professionals, research, and resources

  • Website - A to Z coverage of association events and news; publishing; communities; and calls and announcements.

  • Meetings - Annual Meetings, National Policy Forums, and regional and chapter conferences. Opportunities for presenting papers, competing for prestigious awards, networking and learning about new research, practices and policies.

  • Listservs - LERA Listservs, the Work and Employment Relations Listserv, the Dispute Resolution Listserv, the Collective Bargaining Listserv, the Health Care Industry Council Listserv, the LERA Chapters Listserv, and numerous discussion groups.

  • Communities - Participate in Industry Councils, Interest Sections, and local Chapters. LERA brings together members from every workplace constituency-union leaders and members, top management and supervisors, attorneys, government officials, arbitrators, mediators, consultants, educators, and researchers-to encourage research, promote the exchange of ideas, and support fundamental workplace rights with the conviction that the free exchange of ideas, however controversial, best serves the interests of labor, management, and the general public. Join with our professional community and add your voice to the dialogue shaping the workplace of the future.

Awards, Recognition & Leadership

As a member, you will become part of a larger force to help build a stronger economy and society through dissemination of research and best practices, expert points of view, enriched public policy, innovative practices and a spirit of community. We are the only organization representing and servicing the needs of all viewpoints in labor and employment relations.

  • Awards & Recognition - With your help in nominating those who inspire and lead us, the LERA recognizes practitioners and scholars in the field who have exhibited outstanding qualities and work. The LERA holds a range of competitions as well, and prizes and honors are awarded each year at LERA's Annual Meeting. See past presented awards here.

  • Leadership - Whether you'd like to immerse yourself in the Association community or give back to the field, LERA has many leadership opportunities with its Committees, Industry Councils, and Interest Sections.