The International Interest Section of LERA is a group of LERA members whose interest lies in the field of international and comparative employment relations. The Section exists to promote dialogue, research, and evaluation of international institutions and processes within employment relations and to encourage the comparative analysis of employment relations systems and types.
Last Meeting: Thursday, January 5, 2012, Chicago, IL
Next Meeting: precise date and time to be advised, but it will take place in conjunction with the LERA 65th Annual Meeting, June 6-9, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.
LERA INTERNATIONAL SECTION BYLAWS
The International Section is a constituent organisation of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The Section shall provide a forum for the exchange of ideas about international and comparative employment relations and for the education of practitioners and researchers in this field.
The goal of the Section is to advance and disseminate knowledge about international and comparative employment relations. Activities of the Section may include:
Membership is open to all members of the national LERA who are interested in advancing knowledge in the field of international and comparative employment relations. A yearly section meeting will be held at each LERA annual meeting.
Section policy, consistent with the bylaws, will be determined by a simple majority of Section members present at each annual section meeting. A quorum of 8 members shall be sufficient. The Section will consider agenda items or action suggested by any section or LERA member received by postal or e-mail in advance of the meeting. Minutes of each meeting may be prepared if deemed necessary by those present. A secretary may be designated for this purpose.
In the period between annual section meetings, the section shall be governed by the chair and or co/chairs. The chair/co-chairs shall be elected for a three-year period and the chair (or the chair’s designee) shall preside at the annual section meeting. Candidates for chair/co-chair shall be nominated from the floor at the annual section meeting and the chair/co-chairs shall be elected by a simple majority of those present.
These bylaws will take effect at the 2006 annual meeting of the section and may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting at any annual section meeting. Any proposed amendments should be posted on the LERA website at least two weeks in advance of the meeting. They may also be amended by a simple majority of those voting in a postal or e-mail ballot of the section members.
Consistent with the LERA constitution and tax laws that govern 501 © (3) nonprofit organizations, this section may act as a forum for constructive dialogue on policy matters, but it will not act in a lobbying capacity unless there is a consensus among section members and written advance approval from the LERA executive board.