Expand Your Bargaining Toolbox @ #NWLERACON

Need another reason to convince your boss to send you?

Reason Number 5: Expand Your Bargaining Toolbox

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The depth of one’s toolbox can be a great advantage at the negotiation table.

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.


Stay current on recent law and agency decisions that impact your workplace

Yet another great reason to register today for NWLERA’s annual conference on collective bargaining and arbitration!

Image of law books, gavel, and scales.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

Be Part of the Team Building that Happens at the NWLERA Conference

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

Image of a team tossing a team member in the air.
(P.S. We don’t anticipate tossing anyone in the air.)





Refine Your Practice at the NWLERA Conference

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.
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  • 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


Network at the 43rd Annual Conference!

At NWLERA, we can think of 10 great reasons to attend the 43rd Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference!

Number 1: Networking.

Our annual conference brings together 450+ people who share an interest in labor-employment relations. Attendees come from across the state, and we draw from Alaska and other far-reaching states as well. Networking refines interpersonal skills, and provides opportunities to share similar circumstances and learn new approaches. And it builds your confidence as a professional. Grow and diversify your network; register today!

43rd Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference

April 16–17, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Meierding Returns to Deliver the 2020 Keynote

The Northwest Chapter of LERA is pleased to announce that Nina Meierding, MS, JD will return to our annual conference next April in Seattle.

Conference registration will be available in late winter. The room block at the Westin Hotel is now open.

Visit our conference page for the latest details and important links.

Read Nina’s bio.

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/.