National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA)

A non-profit membership association focused on providing education, advocacy, networking and resources to the public sector labor relations / human resources professional.

National Pelra - a non-profit organization

A Membership worth having - not your typical membership!

A non-profit membership association focused on providing education, advocacy, networking and resources to the public sector labor relations / human resources professional.

Education

A non-profit membership association focused on providing education, advocacy, networking and resources to the public sector labor relations / human resources professional.

Career Center

A non-profit membership association focused on providing education, advocacy, networking and resources to the public sector labor relations / human resources professional.

National Pelra - an organization comprised of a
public sector employers exclusively
representing management

Much Smarter Bargaining

For employers with a represented workforce, the terms of your collective bargaining agreements will establish the rules for what you can do, what you can’t do, and how much money your unit of government will spend on employment costs for years to come. By highlighting and discussing the positive and negative aspects of hundreds of actual contract clauses, this book can help you flesh out those details and become a more efficient negotiator.

Much Smarter Bargaining includes the following important features:

  • New chapters on “Preparing For Bargaining” and “The Scope of the Duty To Bargain.”
  • New chapters on hiring, staffing, solicitation, and many others.
  • An analysis of hundreds of sample bargaining clauses from existing contracts, highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly, with virtually all clauses negotiated since the year 2000.
  • Updated bargaining clauses, to reflect lessons learned as a result of the Great Recession.
  • Over 100 pages devoted to “Negotiation Issues Unique To Educational Employers,” covering topics such as Teacher Evaluations, Academic Freedom, Tenure, Class Size, Wages, Intellectual Property, Workload, and Discipline and Discharge.
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Who is National PELRA?

The National Public Employer Labor Relations Association provides Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy Services to Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals, so that public sector employers may deliver the most efficient and effective services to citizens & taxpayers. National PELRA is a network of state and regional affiliates with over 2,400 members around the country. The governmental agencies represented in National PELRA employ more than four million workers in federal, state, and local government.

Below you will find up and coming events to help you further your Human Resources efforts.