WAPELRA is an affiliate chapter of the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (Npelra), and through that national network, forms a key professional link with other state Pelra chapters, such as those in California, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and several others. Your annual dues also includes membership in NPELRA at one low price! Through the state organization and our national contacts, WAPELRA members receive professional publications that are not available anywhere else.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Janus. Justice Alito states “We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.” Alito continues, “ Abood was poorly reasoned. It has led to practical problems and abuse. It is inconsistent with other First Amendment cases and has been undermined by more recent decisions.
WAPELRA is improves labor and personnel relations in the public sector through direct advice, counsel and advocacy to the state legislature, and WAPELRA members.