LERA (Labor & Employer Relations Association)
The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field. Founded in 1947 as the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA), LERA provides a unique forum where the views of representatives of labor, management, government and academics, advocates and neutrals are welcome. Today, LERA constituencies include professionals in the areas of academic research and education, compensation and benefits, human resources, labor and employment law, labor and management resources, labor markets and economics, public policy, training and development, and union administration and organizing. Membership includes opportunities to meet the leaders in our field and share ideas through participating in industry councils and interest sections. LERA has more than 50 local Chapters where members meet colleagues in the private, public and federal sectors, as well as faculty from local universities and third-party neutrals. Local Chapter members value the opportunity to learn about matters of importance in their area and to exchange off-the-record observations with chapter speakers and members.
We are looking for a membership chairperson. Responsibilities include basic recruiting of new members, coordinating renewal of existing members (with the treasurer) and maintaining a database of existing members. The board meets four times/year during the lunch hour. The annual CNY Chapter LERA Membership dues are $35 for an individual or $350 for a corporation.
We do not currently have a membership chair, so this person will be free to do it his/her way and get it up and running for us. We are hoping someone with a experience in membership maintenance will be interested. Our existing membership consists of individuals that represent either labor and/or management interests, or can be neutral.