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.
44th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference
We are going virtual in 2021 — attend the conference wherever you are located and at a discounted rate!
Engaging and knowledgeable speakers will examine and share on topics critical to your work in labor-employment relations:
- Over 25 speakers and panelists in keynote, plenary, and concurrent workshop sessions
- Session topics include understanding and moving beyond impasse, agency updates, LGBTQ rights in the workplace, progressive discipline, changes to bargaining during the pandemic, CBA language refinement, bargaining styles, the affinity process — and that’s just day one!
- Registration fees for this year are $60 if you register by April 16, $75 after that date. At this rate, you can bring your whole team!
Visit the registration website today to review the agenda, check our great speakers, and plan out your session schedule: https://cvent.me/5VBLeg.
We look forward to seeing you!
The NWLERA Planning Committee
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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).
An 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/
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.
COVID-19 Response – Updated