The Labor and Employment Relations Association (http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/) is a multidisciplinary, non-partisan, non-profit membership organization for scholars and practitioners involved in employment relations. Especially for those interested in workplace governance, labor economics, employment & labor law and policy, and dispute resolution, LERA merits your serious consideration.
Some of the highlights of LERA membership include a subscription to Perspectives on Work (a very good, informative periodical containing shorter articles on workplace topics), an annual volume of research on a selected topic or theme, eligibility to participate in committees and interest groups, and reduced registration fee to LERA’s annual meeting in January.
All too often, we permit our own professional or academic discipline to “silo” our perspective on employment relations, or we divide ourselves between practitioners and scholars. LERA helps to cut through some of those tendencies by bringing together, literally and figuratively, a diverse array of individuals from different disciplines. The multiple perspectives can be invaluable.