• Vote Up0Vote Down TerraTerra
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    The Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association (TERRA) was formed in 1997, joining 63 other local and state chapters of the 58 year old Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). TERRA provides a forum through which labor relations practitioners and academics interested in the fields of Industrial Relations and Human Resources share their research, knowledge and insights through regular regional meetings and the annual state-wide conference. TERRA, a non-profit membership organization, encourages research, open discussion, and the dissemination of data to ensure its members keep abreast of current practices and innovations in the field and to strengthen the community and workplace.


    The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) was founded in 1947 and encompasses more than 4,000 members in the areas of labor and management relations, academic research and education, labor and employment law, human resources, public policy, union administration, training and development, dispute resolution, compensation and benefits, labor markets and economics. LERA brings members access to research and commentary from the nation’s most recognized professionals in the field of labor relations. LERA’s practitioner-oriented magazine, Perspectives on Work, and annual national research volumes and newsletters chart new directions in labor relations and its’ on-line internet discussion groups give members a community of colleagues across the nation and globe.

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    Since TERRA was chartered, it has held eight annual conferences and membership is near 200 with dues paying members in 16 states and six countries (US, Canada, UK, FR, Belgium, Sweden), held regular regional dinner meetings, provided member and conference scholarships to college students interested in the field of labor relations, and maintained a speakers list of Tennessee-based experts who have volunteered to speak to community groups.  The chapter established the Roger Goode Memorial, providing a student with annual membership in the chapter. TERRA implemented its Industrial and Labor Relations News, Data and Resource E-mail Service which notifies members of and provides easy access to relevant federal agency reports, useful web sites, book reviews and labor and employment data base information. This service uses TERRA’s greatest resource, their member’s knowledge, experience and contacts, to network and share information using technology.


    Dues are Chapter/National Member $215, Tennessee Chapter Member $50, Student Chapter/National $40, Apprentice Member $25, Student Chapter Member $15, Organizational Member $525.

    This chapter affiliated with the National IRRA in 1997.

    Post edited by Terra at 2012-11-09 23:49:20

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