The Greater Houston Labor and Employment Relations Association has been affiliated with the national LERA since 1977. The chapter’s Board consists of 6 Officers (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and 12 Directors (3 from Management; 3 from Labor; 3 from Education/Neutrals; and 3 from Government).  At times we may fill Associate Director(s), and President-Elect and/or Treasurer-Elect positions.  The Board meets most months (third Thursday at noon Central time) except when programs are presented on Board meeting dates.


The Houston LERA chapter has about 70 members, presents about four programs per a year, usually has a holiday party in December, and has at least one chapter meeting a year.


Annual dues are $25 for regular membership, $10 for students/apprentices, and $100 for organizations (up to 5 members). Membership year is on a running 12 months from the date membership dues are paid.  The easiest way to pay your dues is to log into your LERA account, click on “Membership” in the gray horizontal menu and click on “Select/Renew” for the appropriate membership type, complete any necessary information, and then indicate pay by credit card.  You can still use this method if you are not logged into your account, however, you will have to reenter your basic information.  An alternative is to complete the form below and mail it as indicated.

Membership-Form-2023 (in Word)

About 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 come together 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. Today, LERA constituencies include professionals in the areas of academic research and education, compensation and benefits, human resources, labor and employment law, labor and management resources, labor markets and economics, public policy, training and development, and union administrations and organizing.

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I would like to assist in helping reduce conflict wherever it appears. Fairness is very important to me. I would like to see if we could both benefit from my association with LERA. A friend who was an arbitrator in Portland, Oregon and a LERA member advised me to do so.

Ted, I am sorry, but I do not believe this is something we would want to pursue. Best of success. Michael Brock – President, Houston LERA

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