Membership

Why Join?

  • Saves you time searching: You need fact-based content without slogging through the web.

  • Connects you to experts: Needing to ask an expert in labor policy, negotiations, health care, employment…? You are never alone at LERA!

  • Promotes research: Real-time LER challenges need tested strategies. LER research publishes here.

  • Virtual Think Tank: Member dues support the open-access network for labor policy discussions: EPRN.

  • Access to original content: Members-only content (videos, publications, reports, and more). Sample Member Library HERE for FREE.

  • Click here for member benefit details
  • Click for detailed list of publication features

  • Print member form HERE.

All these benefits focus on improving your participation in the labor and employment related professions. LERA is the place where all aspects of labor and employment relations sit down, talk, and share best practices, without partisan posturing.

Healthy global economies lean on the ever-changing labor and employment relationships. LERA watches, connects, and delivers what you need, when you need it. Review the detailed benefits below.

LERA Membership for Individuals

Join Renew Individual Member ($199)
Join Renew Contributing Member ($310) - Individual membership with donation
Join Renew Emeritus Member ($110) - 10+ year member and no longer employed (retired)
Join Renew Student Member ($30) - Up to 4 years for FT students who are not employed/employed PT
Join Renew Apprentice Member ($30) - For duration of apprenticeship, or up to 4 years


LERA Library Subscriptions and Organizational Memberships

  • Library Subscription ($300 1 year). Click HERE for additional information.
  • Organization ($550 tier one) Click HERE for additional information.
  • Organization ($1100 tier two) Click HERE for additional information.
  • Organizational Partnership and Sponsorship (Starting at $2,500) Click HERE for additional information.

LERA Individual Membership Benefits

Exclusive Access

  • Membership Directory - Exclusive access to experts in research, policy, and practice.

  • Annual Research Volume - Cornell Press distribution.

  • Perspectives on Work magazine- LER topics from all sides. Most members read it from cover to cover.

  • Annual Meeting Proceedings - The history of LER research starts here.

  • LERA eBulletin - Member news, regional meetings, all the information a member needs.

  • Labor and Employment Law News - LEL in practice. This quarterly e-newsletter highlights the issues.

  • Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal - A $40 subscription now included in all membership packages.

  • Members-only Online Library Access to links, stories, videos, podcasts, and the latest LER topics and discussions.

Networking & Community

Members enjoy a host of resources to connect them to other professionals, research, and resources   

  • Employment Policy Research Network (EPRN) - The Employment Policy Research Network (EPRN), designed to network thought-leaders from every perspective in our field with those in need of LER research, features a new website to access that information.

  • Website - A to Z coverage of association events and news; publishing; communities; and calls and announcements.

  • Meetings - Annual Meetings, National Policy Forums, and regional and chapter conferences. Opportunities for presenting papers, competing for prestigious awards, networking and learning about new research, practices and policies.

  • Listservs - LERA Listserv, the Work and Employment Relations Listserv, and the Collective Bargaining Listserv discussion groups.

  • Communities - Participate in Industry Councils, Interest Sections, and local Chapters. 

Awards, Recognition & Leadership

As a member, you will become part of a larger force to help build a stronger economy and society through dissemination of research and best practices, expert points of view, enriched public policy, innovative practices and a spirit of community. We are the only organization representing and servicing the needs of all viewpoints in labor and employment relations.

  • Awards & Recognition - With your help in nominating those who inspire and lead us, the LERA recognizes practitioners and scholars in the field who have exhibited outstanding qualities and work. The LERA holds a range of competitions as well, and prizes and honors are awarded each year at LERA's Annual Meeting.

  • Leadership - Whether you'd like to immerse yourself in the Association community or give back to the field, LERA has many leadership opportunities with its Committees, Industry Councils, and Interest Sections.