This chapter holds three breakfast meetings with speaking programs each year. Recent meeting topics have included: ┬áLabor Relations and the Inter-generational Workforce; The “Fight for $15”: How Minimum Wage Increases Affect Workers, Businesses, and the Economy; and Statewide Public Employee Contracts.


Dues are $75 per year for institutions, $30 per year for individuals, and $10 per year for students. Interested persons should contact Secretary-Treasurer, Professor Matthew Bodah, at the University of Rhode Island’s Schmidt Labor Research Center at (401) 874-2497 or

Affiliated with national LERA since 1984.

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