The newly formed Virginia LERA Chapter is excited to host a combination of in-person and  virtual events.  These gatherings provide a stimulating forum for speakers from all parts of the employment relations and industrial relations arenas including management, labor, government, attorneys, and academicians. Representatives from management, labor, government, attorneys, and academicians bring a variety of perspectives to the group, encouraging lively discussion of current events in employee and industrial relations. The chapter publishes a membership directory, cosponsors workshops, and seminars, and will host a one day public sector labor relations conference. Join us today and be an inaugural Virginia LERA Chapter member!

Membership

Would you like to become a member of Virginia LERA? We ask that you submit your membership form and the membership fee. See details and forms by clicking “membership” in the menu at the top of the page.

Meetings

The Virginia LERA Chapter will host the following meetings during this program year, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022:

  • October 7, 2021 (Thursday) – 1:00 – 2:15 pm – Virtual Meeting – Featuring Arthur Pearlstein, FMCS Director of Arbitration and the Office of Shared Neutrals – This is an opportunity to learn about the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the many important services the Agency provides to the labor-management community.
  • November 18, 2021 (Thursday) – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – In-Person Dinner Meeting in Portsmouth, Virginia – Featuring Rich Giacolone, Executive Director of the Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations (SFLERP) and former Director of FMCS – This is an opportunity to learn more about recent developments in collective bargaining.
  • January 20, 2022 (Thursday) – 1:00 – 2:15 pm – Virtual Meeting – Featuring Law Professor Ann Hodges.  This is an opportunity to learn more about recent developments related to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • April 14, 2022 (Thursday) – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm – In-Person Public Sector Labor Relations Conference – Richmond, VA
  • June 2, 2022 (Thursday) – 1:00 – 2:15 pm – Virtual Meeting –  Featuring Law Professor Charlotte Garden.  This is an opportunity to learn more about Social Media, the First Amendment, and Public Sector Employees.                                                                                 .

About LERA

The Labor and Employment Relations Association is a singular organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. If you are a professional or an academic in the field of industrial relations and human resources, we invite you to join the National LERA. The National LERA organization provides a network of IR and HR practitioners and academics who share their knowledge and insight through regular LERA publications and at LERA meetings twice a year. LERA was founded in 1947 as the IRRA (Industrial Relations Research Association) and today encompasses more than 4,000 members.

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