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 still works and remains live as a friendly forwarding address, the actual link is now

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!