President: Doug Corwon, FMCS
Vice President: Mark Laskey, Construction Employers Association
Second Vice President: Harriett Applegate, North Shore AFL-CIO
Secretary: Gina Kuhlman, Roetzel & Andress
Treasurer: Gina Fraternelli, Goldstein Gragel LLC
We are the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
This chapter was established in December 1972 to provide a forum for management, labor and neutrals to explore all aspects of labor and employment relations in an atmosphere of cooperation and academic inquiry and to promote exchanges among labor and employment relations practitioners seeking a favorable climate for labor-management relations. In 2006 it merged with the Public Sector Labor Relations Association to serve those in both the public and private sectors.
Membership is on a fiscal year basis (September through August) and is open to anyone interested or active in the field of labor-management relations. Our members include professionals from academia, labor, management, government, the community of arbitrators, and students preparing to become professionals. We welcome new members.
Programs and Activities
Meetings are generally held in the evenings from September through May or June, usually in downtown Cleveland. Guest speakers come from the regional and national labor and employment relations community. These meetings provide useful information concerning contemporary topics and a relaxed forum for labor, management and neutrals to exchange ideas, discuss issues and further business relationships. Notices of upcoming meetings are posted on the web page, circulated by email and sent by U.S. mail.
Administrative Services for the Chapter are no longer provided by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
The 59-member chapter meets four times per year. Four local meetings are held each year, with guest speakers from the industrial relations community as well as national figures in labor relations. These meetings provide useful information concerning contemporary topics and a relaxed forum for labor, management and neutrals to exchange ideas, discuss issues and further business relationships. Meetings are held in the evenings and notices are mailed in advance by the Labor-Management Relations Center. Membership dues are $30 regular, $20 students, $125/$500 organizational (4 members). Affiliated with National IRRA 1972.
Gina Fraternelli, Attorney
Goldstein Gragel LLC
526 Superior Avenue East #1040
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 771-6633
Fax: (216) 771-7559