The "2024 Triad" in Manhattan combines 3 events:

• FMCS 2024 National Labor-Management Conference
• LERA 76th Annual Meeting

• ILERA 20th Triennial World Congress

June 26-30, 2024
(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Hilton Midtown Manhattan, New York


"Challenges and Choices at Work in a Time of Heightened Worker Activism"

LERA, ILERA AND FMCS are excited to bring you this unique joint conference that brings together the finest practitioners, academics, and neutrals in the world of labor relations. You will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. LERA’s mission bridges research, practice and policy, as well as stakeholders. ILERA's general purpose is to promote the study of labor and employment relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a federal agency that works to build better, more effective workplace relationships and mitigate the damage from inevitable conflict through preventive dialogue, honest communication, and responsive strategies.


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Registration is open!

Registration is available and one registration fee will cover admission for general program sessions at all three organizations.

All participants and attendees must register, including speakers and discussants (chairs, moderators, panelists, presenters, speakers, discussants, etc.).

The early bird registration deadline is March 25, 2024. Online registration will be open through June 18, 2024. After that, onsite registration will be offered at the headquarters hotel, the Hilton Midtown Manhattan, beginning June 26, 2024. Onsite registration will open at 7 am on the opening day of the conference and at 8 am on the second, third, fourth, and fifth day of the conference.

National LERA Member and ILERA Member
Early bird Rates (Feb - March 25)
Full Meeting - $385
Student/Apprentice - $231
Emeritus - $270
1 day - $250
Full Meeting - $605
1 day - $470
Regular Rates (March 26 - May 2)
Full Meeting - $473
Student/Apprentice - $284
Emeritus - $331
1 day - $307
Full Meeting - $693
1 day - $527
Late Rates (May 3 - June 18)
Full Meeting - $561
Student/Apprentice - $337
Emeritus - $393
1 day - $365
Full Meeting - $781
1 day - $585
Onsite Rates (June 19 - June 30)
Full Meeting - $650
Student/Apprentice - $390
Emeritus - $455
1 day - $423
Full Meeting - $870
1 day - $643

Terms and Conditions of Registration

The program can be viewed here (

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There are still several opportunities to act as a chair or discussant; email us if you are interested.

For past meeting programs, you can check our archive.

Hotel reservations are now open; you will need to register for the conference to receive the link to the discounted hotel room reservations in the conference room block.

All meetings will be held at the Hilton Midtown Manhattan, located at 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019. U.S.

You can reserve your  accommodations online at the discounted rate of $309 per night as soon as you register for the conference.

Reservations cutoff is June 5, 2024 to guarantee block pricing, but only until the room block fills up.

Please find complete details here for hotel accommodations
for the 2024 Meeting.


Special Events and Featured Speakers

Wednesday, June 26, 2024     

FMCS Opening Plenary

Taking place from 8:30 - 9:30 am in the Grand Ballroom, details will be posted soon. 

FMCS Luncheon Plenary

Taking place from 11:15 am - 12:45 pm in the Grand Ballroom, details will be posted soon. 

FMCS Closing Plenary

 Taking place from 4 - 5 pm in the Grand Ballroom, details will be posted soon.

Labor Relations in Major League Baseball

This event will be at the headquarters for Major League Baseball from 4 - 5 pm, only a block's walk from the Midtown Hilton Hotel. Join Dan Halem, Deputy Commissioner of Major League Baseball, for a conversation on labor relations in baseball followed by a facility tour that includes the replay center, broadcast technology center, and offices at MLB headquarters. Seats are limited, so reserve your space now!

MLB Event

 Meet the Neutrals Speed Networking Event

Selectors of ADR Neutrals (arbitrators and mediators) in labor-management and employment disputes will meet one another in small-group settings that shift at pre-set intervals on Wednesday from 5:15 - 7:15 pm. This event is co-sponsored by Ray Corollary Initiative (RCI); American Arbitration Association (AAA); JAMS; National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA); International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR); and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. The administrating agencies, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and National Mediation Board (NMB), invite neutrals and those who select them for a historic speed-networking event!

Meet the Neutrals Sponsors

 Subway Series Baseball Game

As a fun networking event, we have secured a block of tickets for the final game of the Subway Series! Seat numbers in our block will be randomly assigned to those who purchase a ticket, but we can move around our block once we are there. The ticket block is Section 111. Transportation will be on your own. First pitch between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees will be at Citi Field at 7:10. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours soon!


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Opening Plenary

Taking place from 8 - 9 am in the Grand Ballroom, details will be posted soon.

Closing Plenary

Taking place from 4:15 - 5:15 pm in the Grand Ballroom, details will be posted soon.

Joint Welcome Reception Sponsored by Universities, ILERA, and FMCS

Taking place from 5:30 - 6:45 pm in the Grand Ballroom, details will be posted soon.

Sponsored by:


Friday, June 28, 2024

Annual Labor Breakfast & Featured Speaker

7:30 - 8:30 am in the Trianon Jr. Ballroom
Harry C. KatzProgram Committee Co-Chair and Cornell University
Featured Speakers:

Sara Nelson

Randi Weingarten  

Sara Nelson
President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

FMCS Closing Plenary

8:45 - 9:30 am in the Trianon Jr. Ballroom
Moderator: Javier Ramirez, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Featured Speaker: 

Jennifer Abruzzo

Jennifer Abruzzo
General Counsel at the National Labor Relations Board


Taking place from 11:15 am - 12 pm in the Trianon Jr. Ballroom, details will be posted soon.


Saturday, June 29, 2024

LERA 26th PhD Student Consortium

The LERA 26th Annual PhD Student Consortium co-chairs, Yichen Liu (University of Toronto), Tommaso Pio Danese (University of Genoa, Italy), Carla Cecilia Lima Aranzaes (Michigan State University) have organized a fantastic program you won't want to miss!  The consortium will meet from 8:30 - 11:15 am, Saturday, June 29, 2024. To register for this event, you must first register for the Triad 2024 Meeting, and indicate on the registration form that you plan to attend the PhD Student Consortium.

For program and complete information, please visit:

Sponsored by:

Phd Contributors

LERA/ILERA Presidential Luncheon

Moderator: Jim PruittLERA President-Elect and Program Chair

Featured Speakers:
Dennis Dabney
Harry Katz, ILERA President Dennis DabneyLERA President

LERA/ILERA General Membership Meetings and Awards Ceremonies

Sponsored by:




 If you are participating in this meeting as a session chair, paper presenter, a panelist, a speaker, a discussant, or poster presenter, there is information that you will need to reference throughout the next several months, and after the meeting is complete.

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For complete details, visit:


UAW-Ford Joint Trust
International Union UAW
Kaiser Permanente and
the Alliance of Health Care Unions
American Federation of Teachers
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor & Employment Relations
Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
Florida International University
Labor@Wayne, Wayne State University
Major League Baseball
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Michigan State University, School or Human Resources and Labor Relations
Miles Mediation & Arbitration
Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor and Employment Relations
Cornell University, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
The Heller School at Brandeis University
The Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
University of Toronto, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Cornell University Press

This event has been made possible by the work of the Joint Program Committee over the past two years to develop all aspects of this meeting. Please join us in thanking these dedicated volunteers when you see them at the meeting!

(Find the Call for Proposals connected to this meeting here.)

Thank you for all your hard work!


Practitioner Vice Chair: Hal Ruddick, Alliance of Healthcare Unions
Academic Vice Chair: Hye Jin Rho, Michigan State University
Regional Vice Chair: William Herbert, CUNY

Joint Program Committee Members:

Candace Archer, AFL-CIO
Amanda Ballantyne, Technology Institute, AFL-CIO
Mark BayardInstitute for Policy Studies
Elaine Buckberg , General Motors
Lisa Charles, Arbitrator/Mediator
Dennis Dabney, Dabney Law LLC
Rebecca Dixon
Mark Gaston Pearce, Georgetown University
Lu Ann Glaser, American Water Co.
Cynthia Hewitt, Morehouse College
Tamara Lee, Rutgers University
Enrique Lopezlira, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Dana Peterson, The Conference Board
Beth Schindler, FMCS
Lionel Sims, Kaiser Permanente
Jason Tomlison, Jobs with Justice
Michael Wasser, AFL-CIO Dept. of Professional Employees

ILERA Team: Harry Katz, Cornell University, Program Co-Chair; Oscar Molina Romo, Autonomous University of Barcelona; Valeria Puglignano, KU Leuven

FMCS Team: Javier Ramirez, FMCS, Program Co-Chair; Sarah Cudahy, FMCS; Heather Brown, FMCS

Regional Planning Team: William Herbert, CUNY, Regional Chair; Ruth Milkman and Penny Lewis, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies; Sam Estreicher, NYU Law School; Allison Schifini, ED of NYU Labor and Employment Law Center; Joshua Freeman (retired), historian and editor of book on NYC labor history; and Alyssa Zuckerman, LI LERA

Ex-officio Members of the Program Committee:

Dennis Dabney, President
Ryan Lamare, Editor-in-Chief
William Canak, NCAC Chair
Hye Jin Rho, Poster Session Chair
Andrew Weaver, Secretary/Treasurer
Administrator: Emily Smith, LERA (non-voting)


Organizations Represented at the 2024 Conference

1199SEIU Funds
1199SEIU TEF - Labor Management Project
Accurate Box Company
AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corp.
AFSCME Council 28 - Washington State
Albertyn Arbitration Inc.
Alliance of Health Care Unions
Allied Employers, Inc.
American Arbitration Association
American University
Anixter Center
Arizona State University
Asst Professor
Athens State University
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Attorney at Law
Barnard College, Columbia University
Bass Dispute Resolution Services LLC
Berkeley Labor Center
Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Better Work Global, International Labour Office
Birmingham Business School
Bloomberg News
BlueCross BlueShield
Board of Governors
Brandeis University
Brandeis University- Heller School
Brookings Institution
Brown University
Building Skills Partnership
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Burning Glass Technologies
California Public Employment Relations Board - State Mediation & Conciliation Service
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California Transit Works!
California Workforce Development Board
Canadian Labour Congress
Cardiff University
Carnegie Mellon University
CDC/The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Center for American Progress
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center for Occupational Research and Development
City of Baltimore
City University of New York, Graduate Center
City, University of London
Clark Hill PLC
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass
Columbia University
Columbia University
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete
Cornell University ILR
Cornell University Press
counsel to Fight for Fifteen
CSEA, AFSCME Local 1000
CUNY Graduate Center
CVS Health
D. C. Gary, Arbitrator and Mediator
Data & Society Research Institute
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
Dispute Resolution Services
Dissent Magazine
Dourados Federal University
Dual MBA/MPP Student at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Dublin City University (DCU)
Duke University
Eagleson ADR
EARN/Economic Policy Institute
Economic Policy Institute
El Dorado Superior Court
Elon University
FAOS, University of Copenhagen
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services
Federal Reserve Board
Federal Trade Commission
Florida International University
Florida State University
FMCS National Headquarters
FMS Mediation LLC
Ford Motor Company
Fordham University
Fred Stahl, LLC
George Washington University
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown University
Griffith University
Guangdong University of Technology
Hans Boeckler Foundation
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard University
Health+Hospital / Woodhull - NYU School of Medicine
Hospitality Training Academy
Howard University
Hunter College, CUNY
IATSE Local 600
IBEW Local 48
IG Metall Union
ILR School Cornell University
Indiana University
Indiana University Paul H. O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 429
International Labour Office
International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the United States and Canada
International Transport Workers' Federation
International UAW
Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters
Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
Japanese Nursing Association
JC Gonzalez Attorney at Law APC
Jilin University
Jobs With Justice
Justice Catalyst Law
Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A.
Kaiser Permanente
Komazawa University
KU Leuven
kyoto Sangyo University
Labor Relations Manager
LABOR School at Penn State
Laurentian University
Law Offices of Yuval Miller
Lee Hornberger
LERA Boston Chapter
LI LERA Chapter
LiUNA Local 737
London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Manhattan Strategy Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
McGill University
McMaster University
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Michigan State University, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Middle Tennessee State University (ret.)
Milman Labuda Law Group
Monash University, AUS / Newcastle University, UK
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Education Association
National Employment Law Project
National Labor Relations Board
National School Boards Association
National Tertiary Education Union
National Women's Law Center
New America
New School for Social Research
New York University
Newcastle University
NewsGuild of New York
NYC health and Hospitals/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Jacobi Medical Center/ Doctors' Council
Oak Hill
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University
Ohio Education Association
Oregon Employment Relations Board
Oregon ERB
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Pacific Management Consulting Group
Penn State University
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Pennsylvania Foundation for Fair Contracting
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University, Abington
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pierce, Farrell, Tafelski & Wells P.L.C.
Pitney Bowes
Placer County Superior Court
Placer Superior Court
Plosia Cohen LLC
Pompeu Fabra University
Pres., LERA of N.E. Ohio; Nat'l Academy of Arbitrators
Princeton University
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen's University
Renmin University of China
Retired Arbitrator
Retired New York Times
Richard A. Cornell, PE
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Rutgers University, Camden
Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
Rutgers, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization
Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey - Piscataway, NJ
Ryerson University
Saint Martin's University
Salisbury University, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business
San Jose State Univesity
School of Industrial and Labor Relation
School of Labor and Employment Relations, UIUC
School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
SEIU 775
Service Employees International Union
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Siegel LeWitter Malkani
Sleigh Strategy, LLC
SME Dispute Resolution, LLC
Solidarity Center
Sophia University
South African Labour Relations Forum
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Stanford University
Steel Valley Authority
Stockholm School of Economics
Strategic Labor and HR LLC
Syracuse University
Taiwan Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
teamsters 705
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Texas A&M University
The Center for Popular Democracy
The New School for Social Research
The Pennsylvania State University
The Sharp Firm
Towards Justice
Transport Canada
Transport Workers Union (TWU)
Travis ADR Services, LLC
Tufts University
UAW Region 8
UK Chamber of Shipping
UNC School of Law
UNI Global Union
United Auto Workers
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
United Public Service Employees Union
Universite Laval
University of Alabama
University of Alberta
University of Baltimore
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Hastings Law
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Office of the President
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California-Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education
University of Cape Town
University of Chicago
University of Copenhagen
University of Geneva
University of Georgia
University of Houston Victoria
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Notre Dame
University of Ottawa
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of Santiago, Chile
University of Sao Paulo
University of Southern California
University of Southern Maine
University of Tokyo
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Warwick
University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Zambia
Uppsala University
USMCA Labor Rapid Response Panel
USW International Union
Verizon Communications
Virgin Islands PERB
Virtual LERA (VLERA)
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Washington State Public Empl. Rels. Commission
Washington University, St. Louis
Western University
Widgeon Dispute Resolution, PLC
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Xavier University
Yonsei University
York University


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