Maryland LERA

Maryland LERA is the local chapter for the LERA National organization where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations come together to network, share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field.

Maryland LERA’s presentations cover topics that are critical to public and private sector labor relations and employment.

We provide a unique forum where the views of labor, management, federal/state/local governments, academics, advocates, and neutrals are encouraged in a friendly, non-adversarial atmosphere.

LERA members 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 administration and organizing.

Join our professional community and become a part of the dialog that will help  shape and improve the workplace of the future.


Dues are $50 for professionals, $15 for students. For further information or to be added to the email distribution list, please contact the Chapter at


The Maryland Chapter meets monthly from September through May on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 in downtown Baltimore, MD. The meetings include a presentation on the latest trends in labor and employment in addition to dinner in Little Italy. Because of the chapter’s proximity to Washington, D.C. they are often fortunate to be able to book Federal agency heads and national union presidents to speak at their meetings. Dinner and program are $42 for members and $52 for non-members.

Past Speakers Have Included

Allison Dichoso, Commissioner, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights; Shauna Payne-Gold, Towson University Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Kimberly Moseley, Executive Director, Federal Impasses Panel; David Rodich, Former Executive Director SEIU Local 500, Ad- am Moore, SAG-AFTRA National Director of EEO & Diversity; Quinton Herbert, Deputy Labor Commissioner, City of Baltimore; Sean Marshall, Regional Attorney, NLRB Region 5; Lawrence E. Dube, Senior Editor Bloomberg Law: Lowell Turner, Professor of International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations; Richard Trumka, President AFL- CIO; Donald Fehr, Executive Director, Major League Baseball Players’ Association (1983-2009); Neil Serotte, Esq., Employment & Labor attorney; Glendora Hughes, General Counsel, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights; Sen. Brian E. Frosh; Ira F. Jaffe, Esq., Professor Michael Hayes, University of Baltimore School of Law, Professor William (Bill) Barry, Director of Labor Studies Community College of Baltimore County; and John Gage, AFGE National President emeritus.

About LERA

The Labor and Employment Relations Association is a singular organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. If you are a professional or an academic in the field of industrial relations and human resources, we invite you to join the National LERA. The National LERA organization provides a network of IR and HR practitioners and academics who share their knowledge and insight through regular LERA publications and at LERA meetings twice a year. LERA was founded in 1947 as the IRRA (Industrial Relations Research Association).

Affiliated with national LERA since 1977.

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