Welcome to the
Web site of the Long Island Chapter of the Labor and Employment
The Labor and
Employment Relations Association (LERA) is an international organization
whose overall purpose is to foster and promote communications among
labor relations professionals.
Island Chapter of LERA was founded in 1979 to enable people in the field
of industrial relations to become better acquainted, to keep abreast of
practices and new developments and to exchange ideas.
inception our Long Island Chapter adopted a policy of promoting an
ongoing dialogue between all interested parties in the industrial
relations community. We are pledged to continue that policy at the
lowest possible cost to our members.
research indicates that these policies have allowed us to develop into
one of the largest and most active memberships of any chapter of LERA.
The dedication, participation and guidance of our membership have made
this organization the overwhelming success it is.
is open to anyone interested in the field of labor relations. The
membership of this Chapter includes men and women from management,
unions, government and academic institutions as well as those in
arbitration, law, consulting, administration, personnel and other
Meetings: Besides the opportunity to exchange ideas and mix with
colleagues, our quarterly meetings include a guest speaker who gives a
presentation on items of interest to those in the field of labor
relations.The cost of these dinner meetings is generally $35 for members
and $40 for non-members They are held at locations in Nassau and Suffolk
Counties that are easily accessible to members in both counties.
Newsletter: Our Chapter's Newsletter is mailed quarterly to each
member's office or home and includes articles of interest on the latest
developments in the field of industrial relations and listings of
seminars and educational programs being offered by leading institutions
or professional groups.
Directory: As a member of the Chapter, your name, occupation and address
will be listed in our Membership Directory. This directory is used by
members to keep in contact with one another in order to exchange ideas
and keep up to date with new approaches to on-the-job problems. Our
directory is considered by some as the "Who's Who" of professionals in
industrial relations on Long Island.
Certificate: The Long Island Chapter issues a Certificate of Membership
to each person upon joining. It is suitable for framing and display in
your office or home. This certificate has your name on it along with the
signature of our president and our Chapter's Seal.
Conference: Once a year the Long Island Chapter presents a conference on
important and current issues facing those involved in labor relations.
Speakers and panelists are renown in their professions and each segment
is moderated by one of our members.
above, our parent organization was founded in 1948 as the Industrial
Relations Research Association and has been promoting the values that
have guided the members of the profession for more than half a century.
The name of the organization was changed at the Annual Meeting in
January 2005 to reflect the changes that have taken place in the field.
But the purposes of the Association were not changed and are listed in
the national constitution which is available on this web site.
the Long Island Chapter awards several scholarships to outstanding
students selected from each of the labor and industrial relations
programs offered at a Long Island college or university. Besides the
scholarship money, each student winning the Award is given an award
certificate and one year free membership in our Chapter.
LERA mourns the sudden passing of its President and
friend, William F. Hempfling, on April 29, 2019. Information concerning
funeral services can be found at
Donations in Billís honor may be made to Stony
Brook Universityís CAR-T Therapy Research Program.
LERAís membership will observe a moment of silence
on Friday May 3, 2019, at our annual Spring Conference, which will go on
Membership Application (Requires Adobe Reader)
Notices of Upcoming National and International
Meetings and Events
Links to LERA and Other Web Sites
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
Spring Conference Materials:
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW IN PRIVATE SECTOR LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
Thomas B. Wassel
Thomas B. Wassel