Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association

About  Us

Our Mission

WAPELRA's mission is to facilitate professional development and leverage the exchange of information, resources, and ideas to bring value to the profession, its members, and the agencies its members serve.

About WAPELRA

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.


Supreme Court Hands Down Janus Opinion

(Top News)

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.

A voluntary association, which is devoted to serving public bodies.

WAPELRA is improves labor and personnel relations in the public sector through direct advice, counsel and advocacy to the state legislature, and WAPELRA members.

  • Education

    Education

    Learn from the experts and advance your careers thru our Education program!

  • Membership

    Membership

    Join the more than 2400 members across the country for HR/LR resources and training

  • Advocacy

    Advocacy

    Our advocates work hard to pass legislation that affects many labor issues

Back to top