The Oregon chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the only organization in Oregon that brings labor, management, neutrals, and academics together to improve labor-management relations, discuss challenges, and share best practices. The chapter initially affiliated with the National IRRA in 1978.
Several times a year, Oregon LERA presents breakfast or lunch programs of interest to the labor-management relations community. The chapter also presents the Public/Private Employment Relations Conference in May of odd-numbered years featuring sessions on the latest ERB and NLRB decisions, an Arbitrator Panel, and other topics.
Every fall, usually in November, Oregon LERA also selects and honors labor, management, and neutral practitioners who have been nominated and chosen based upon their outstanding reputation and experience in the field.