President: Jim Kimball, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Immediate Past President: Fred Stahl, Fred Stahl, LLC
Secretary: David Jacobs, Morgan State University
Treasurer: Bonnie Summers, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
[Chapter elections are in January of each year]
DC LERA is a non-partisan labor relations forum in Washington where conflicting ideas and ideologies coexist. Under our sponsorship, Washington professionals and scholars concerned with labor relations and human resources gather to discuss news and debate policy. Our Chapter frames those discussions with speakers on crucial economic, legal, policy, and social issues in employer–employee relations.
Thanks to our location, DC LERA draws support from the Washington policy community, with members and speakers from government, academia, unions, think tanks, and policy advocacy organizations—and notably from the Executive branch and Congress. Consequently, we offer extraordinarily opportunities for labor relations professionals, union leaders, policy specialists, scholars, and students to enrich their knowledge and expand their networks.
Our program goes beyond domestic policy. A special dimension of DC LERA’s program is international labor relations. We are honored and privileged to have several representatives of Washington’s diplomatic delegations as active participants on our Chapter Board of Governors. We organize an annual international event where attachés and counselors give presentations on labor relations in Asia and Europe.
Our strategy is variety. We present our members with a broad spectrum of facts, viewpoints, opinions, and ideologies. But personal relationships are also important. We regularly sponsor social events to support networking among our members and friends. Professional competence derives from strong specialization built on a wide base of understanding and knowledge. If you might benefit from expanding your horizons, please join us. Simply click here to go to our online membership page. Dues are $40 regular, $30 retired, $20 for students.
DC LERA has been affiliated with National IRRA since 1950.
►Upcoming Events — Please go our website at DCLERA.org
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