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Thank you for attending the 47th Collective Bargaining the Arbitration Conference.

This year’s session materials, if any, can be found on our app and our attendee website. Any available documents will show as an attachment on the session in the app or as a resource on the website.

Dont forget to fill out and submit your continuing education credit forms. Forms can be emailed to:

We appreciate all the feedback. If you havent done so yet, please log onto our app and/or attendee website to fill out the surveys. Your opinion matters and your feedback is used to improve our future conferences.

It was nice to see you and we hope to see you next year!

Registration Open!

The 47th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference registration open.

The conference will be on March 28-29, 2024, at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA.

Check out the agenda and register today to secure your spot!

NWLERA 2023-2024 Scholarship awarded to Kass Walcott

Congratulations to Kass Walcott on receiving the scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Kass is a labor law student at the University of Washington with a background in working in metalwork and has community organizing experience.  Kass hopes to use their education to bridge a connection between people in the building trades and the law community, advocating for the rights of all workers.


For more information on the scholarship, check out our scholarship page or visit the UW web site page at

Save the Date!

Please save the date for the Northwest Chapter of LERA’s 47th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference! The Conference will be held March 28-28,2024. Invitations and registration information will be available early 2024.
Keep an eye out for more details soon.

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

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