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April 22-23, 2021 | NW Chapter LERA
Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference
The 2021 Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference will be held Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, 2021.
Join the Northwest Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association (NWLERA) as we take our event online!
Visit us at www.nwchapterlera.org or follow us on Twitter (@NorthwestLERA) for details as they become available.
Presented in partnership by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC).
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Application period EXTENDED
New deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020.
For University of Washington students pursuing a profession in labor relations are invited to apply for the 2020-21 scholarship. For details and the application visit https://labor.washington.edu/lera.
With last week’s announcement of the cancellation of our 2020 NWLERA Conference, we hope to see you in 2021. As soon as the dates and location are confirmed, we will share the details.
Need another reason to convince your boss to send you?
Reason Number 5: Expand Your Bargaining Toolbox
The stronger your resources, the more confidence you carry into negotiations. Who wouldn’t want that?
The NWLERA’s 43rd(!) collective bargaining and arbitration conference offers resources and strategies to meet the needs of those building their first toolbox as well as the needs of experienced negotiators wishing expand their existing skill set.
Let us help you build yours!
April 16-17, 2020 | More Information
Register soon—early bird registration ends March 23.
Yet another great reason to register today for NWLERA’s annual conference on collective bargaining and arbitration!
Reason Number 4: Recent Decisions
Examine recent state and federal agency decisions from the proverbial “horse’s mouth.”
In consecutive sessions, receive insightful commentary and perspective from PERC Executive Director Michael Sellars on recent cases, Commission decisions, and law, and how they will impact future cases. FMCS Northwest District Executive Manager Beth Schindler will follow with a discussion on timely developments, recent cases, and trends in federal mediation.
Join us April 16-17, 2020, in Seattle | Registration rate is discounted until March 23 | More Information
Another great reason to attend the Northwest Chapter of LERA’s 43rd Annual Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference!
Reason Number 3: Team Building
When we talk team building at the NWLERA annual conference, we are not talking about trust falls and marshmallow towers. (What you do outside of conference is not our business!) Rather, we encourage learning together to improve communications and understanding.
Team building helps teams understand each other better, build trust, and work better together. So why not bring your team to our conference for an impactful two-day opportunity to grow together? Attend the workshops and share highlights, tips, and insights at meals. Plan and discuss what might be effective in your situation and identify new opportunities and strategies as a team.
April 16-17, 2020 | More Information
Need another great reason to attend the Northwest Chapter of LERA’s 43rd Annual Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference?
Reason Number 2: Skill Refinement, 1-2-3.
- 1 keynote, 2 plenary sessions, 3 concurrent sessions (with 15 workshops)
- Learn from local experts and agencies on current issues and trends
- Expand your knowledge through valuable panel discussions and keynote presentations
- Explore best practices and skill building in smaller group sessions
= Ample opportunity to hone your skills on issues that matter
April 16-17, 2020 | Seattle, WA
University of Washington students pursuing a profession in labor relations are invited to apply for the 2020-21 scholarship.
Application deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020.
For details and the application visit https://labor.washington.edu/lera.