Our History

The Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association (NorCal LERA)  was established in 1977 as a chapter of the national LERA.  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.

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 $50 for individuals and $150 for organizations with up to 5 members. If more than 5 in an organization, each additional member’s dues in that organization are $50.  Non-members are welcome to attend chapter events, but members receive discounted member rates.

Membership dues can be paid electronically at the time of checkout on this website, or a check  addressed to NorCal LERA can be mailed via the USPS to: NorCal LERA, Post Office Box 238, Grass Valley, CA 95945-0238.


NorCal LERA Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  The meetings are held virtually to ensure all members have access.  To attend a meeting, please email us at NorCal.LERA@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Educational Events

Our Board of Directors and Chapter Members represent the wide range of professionals involved in effective labor-management relations.  On our board, we have union leaders, management representatives, academics, and neutrals.  Those involved in NorCal LERA have provided leadership in developing and presenting educational events.  We welcome your interest and involvement to further developing effective labor-management relations.


If you have questions or are seeking information about our chapter activities, please email 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, and 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, emerging news and information, and discounts on meetings.  LERA 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  www.leraweb.org.