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.

Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteer or leadership opportunities with LERA Communities or Committees? Call (217) 333-0072 or e-mail us at headquarters and we will connect you.

Interest Sections

Network, present your work, and discuss specific areas of professional or scholarly interest.

Industry Councils

Share best practices, meet people from all viewpoints in your industry, learn about current challenges and ‘what’s next’, on an  industry-by-industry basis.

Local Chapters

Network regionally with various types of events and meetings; there may be an additional chapter fee.

LERA Online Communities

Is social networking for you? LERA has a Facebook page, a LinkedIn Group, and several email based Listservs for your online networking pleasure. We post pictures from LERA meetings on the LERA Facebook page, so login and tag yourself!

LERA Committees

Govern the Association and its many services and programs.

LERA Chapter Directory