V LERA provides networking, membership, and programs for those who do not have a LERA chapter in their vicinity.

V LERA encourages research in all aspects of the field of labor, employment, and the workplace, including employer and employee organization, employment and labor relations, human resources, labor markets, income security, and related fields, including their international and comparative dimensions in all pertinent disciplines—industrial relations, history, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, law, management, labor studies, and others.

V LERA promotes full discussion and the exchange of ideas between and among all constituen­cies — academic, labor, management, neutral, and public—on the planning, development, conduct, and results of research in these fields and the usefulness and application of the research to practice and policy.

V LERA disseminates to researchers, practitioners, and the public, through various meetings, materials and publications, of research results, discussions and exchanges; and ideas of interest to the membership.


Meetings are held periodically throughout the year online. Join as a member, or submit your email address to receive notifications of upcoming meetings and newsletters.


Membership is available to all interested in workplace discussions. Regular dues are $25 and discounted membership is available to students and apprentices at $10 annually.

Affiliated with national Labor and Employment Relations Association since 2018.