We are the Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Thank you for having joined us for our fall 2021 event: Union Organizing in the Post-Pandemic World, October 22nd, 2021, noon.  Stay tuned for our next event in Spring of 2022!

The Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association (NorCal LERA) has existed as a chapter of national LERA since 1977.  The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) was founded in 1947 as a research and education organization for professionals in the fields of labor relations and human resources management.  Both the local and national organizations have, over time, modified their names to reflect changes in labor and employment.

The mission of NorCal LERA is to foster better relationships and understanding among professionals working in labor and employment relations; to provide a forum for discussion on emerging trends and legal developments; and to encourage beneficial and enjoyable interactions among representatives of labor, management, government, academia, and neutrals.


Membership in NorCal LERA is open to all who are interested in furthering the purposes of the organization.  Annual chapter dues are $35 for individuals and $100 for organizations up to 5 members. If more than 5 in an organization, each additional member dues in that organization are $25.  Non-members are welcome to attend chapter events, but members receive discounted member rates.


Regular events include an education topic and a social hour.

Please join us for our online Fall Event on Friday noon, October 22nd, 2021. More details to follow.


For questions about NorCal LERA, please contact us at NorCal.LERA@gmail.com

About LERA

LERA is the premier organization in the United States where professionals interested in labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field.  LERA provides a unique forum where the views of representatives of labor, management, government, and academics and neutrals are welcome.

LERA members include professionals in the areas of labor relations, academic research and education, human resources, compensation and benefits, labor and employment law, labor and management resources, labor markets and economics, public policy, training and development, and union administration and organizing.  Membership with LERA includes subscriptions to several publications, advance information, and discounts on meetings.  It also provides opportunities to meet the leaders in our field and share ideas through participating in industry councils and interest sections.  To find out more information about the national LERA, please visit  http://www.leraweb.org/.

NorCal LERA has been affiliated with national LERA since 1977.