46th NWLERA Conference Registration Closed

We are grateful for the amount of interest in this year’s Northwest LERA conference!  We wish we could have everyone attend but unfortunately, we have reached our capacity and registration is closed.

Please visit back for more information on next year’s conference. We hope to see you then!

46th NWLERA Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 46th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference is now open!  Please note that we will be limiting attendance this year to be mindful of social distancing, so register early to secure your spot. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view the agenda and register today!

Congratulations to the NWLERA Scholarship winner for 2022-23, Jonathan Gonzalez!


Congratulations to Jonathan Gonzalez, for winning the scholarship award for the 2022-23 academic year!

Jonathan is currently a 4th year undergraduate student at the University of Washington, double majoring in International Studies -Latin American and Caribbean Studies and in Political Science, with a minor in Labor Studies.

With his impending graduation in the spring of 2023, we wish him the best in his future career endeavors.

For more information on the scholarship, check out our scholarship page or visit the UW web site page at https://labor.washington.edu/lera.

Elizabeth Gao, UW Class of 2023, Receives NWLERA Scholarship for 2021-22 Academic Year

Congratulations to Elizabeth Gao, our most most recent scholarship award winner! Gao is is working on a double major in sociology, and in law, societies, and justice at the University of Washington.

A senior community organizer for the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco wrote in support of Gao that she is a “grounded, introspective, genuine, and courageous leader and activist.”

Much of Gao’s community work has focused on social and racial justice, and gaining mental health resources for youth. In summer 2020, Gao was a Seeding Change Eva Lowe Fellow–a national program for growing alliances and positive social movement within the Asian American community at a grassroots level to improve lives for low-income families, immigrants, and people of color.

For more information on the scholarship, check out our scholarship page or visit the UW web site page at https://labor.washington.edu/lera.

How will COVID-19 impact labor employment policies?

image of a microphoneAn Oregon podcast may answer some of your questions. Founded by Portland attorney Will Aitchison, the Labor Relations Information System offers a free weekly podcast in addition to subscription-based services with sources and trainings. Of particular interest are some recent podcasts related to COVID-19 and labor and employment law. Find out more at https://lris.com/category/podcasts/

Update Your Bookmarks!


We hope you like the look and functionality of our new site!

Our parent organization, LERA, recently upgraded all chapter sites and moved them to a new location. With those changes, your current bookmarks may no longer work.
While nwchapterlera.org still works and remains live as a friendly forwarding address, the actual link is now http://lerachapter.org/northwest/.

Spring (Summer?) Cleaning!

We’ve recently scaled back and cleaned up our site to make it more user friendly. Please let us know if we are missing anything you regularly accessed prior to this summer!

A Hearty Post-Conference Thanks!

Thanks to all who attended the 42nd Annual Northwest LERA Collective Bargaining & Arbitration Conference!

From Thursday morning through Friday afternoon, the conference was chock full of informative and educational presentations to further the advance the knowledge of our attendees.The online app increased interactivity and action with participants and allows participants to access and download documents.

Looking for handouts? Access the app post-conference requires conference attendees to make an automated request for a new verification code . Session handouts, if available, can be found at the bottom of each session page.

See you next year!