Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association

MPELRA membership

... through direct advice, counsel and advocacy to the state legislature, members of governing bodies and public administrators, and Pelra members.

MNPELRA Membership

Why Become a Member

Join more than 2,400 Lr/hr Professionals across the country who look to the National Pelra for Lr/hr training and resources Our Members boast a 98% improvement in HR effectiveness through National Pelra’s education system

* Professional Development *

Annual Training Conference:

(55% member discount). Attend the best training available for public sector Labor Relations & Human Resources professionals with over 30 program sessions; in addition the conference provides credit hours for Cle and Hrci recertification. Interact with colleagues representing public sector labor relations professionals from across the country.

Labor Relations Academy:

(33% member discount). Obtain certification as a Labor Relations Professional (Clrp®) with our academy curriculum. Elective academies are also available.


(38% member discount). Web based interactive training; 90-minute sessions with nationally recognized speakers. Train one or many for the same price.

Online Training:

(30% discount). Individual annual subscription to access over 15 online courses. View more info >>.

* Intangible Benefits *

Advocacy & Lobbying:

National Pelra advocates on its own or in conjunction with other groups positions consistent with the principle of local control of the relationship between public employers and their employees. We believe that local control leads to the most efficient utilization of Labor Relation and Human Resources.


Membership connects you with over 2,300 colleagues across the United States in public sector labor relations and human resources and can be a valuable tool to your professional career.

* Additional Member Discounts *

Arbitrator Biographies:

Are you going into arbitration soon? Do you need an experienced professional to arbitrate your case? Did you know that Npelra can provide you detailed Arbitrator Profiles?

(37 ½ % member discount). National Pelra is ready to assist you by providing critical information about prospective arbitrators including a biographical sketch, educational background, industry experience, and case history. This useful service also provides you with up-to-date information on fees, and a statistical breakdown on the rulings of the arbitrator with how many decisions favored management and how many favored the union.

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Career Center:

(60% member discount). The Career Center is a powerful resource for job seekers and employers. It was built especially for Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals in the public sector. Whether you are a professional looking for a new challenge or an employer seeking candidates, visit the online career center at www.npelra.org. Job seekers may search the job listings and build an electronic resume for free. The Career Center gives agencies looking to recruit an employee an easy way to post an advertisement, which will also be included in the National Pelra monthly e-newsletter.

* Publications and Educational Resources *


The outstanding monthly e-newsletter, your connection to national, regional and local developments.

Resource Library:

Free access to an extensive collection of documents that cover a full range of operating policies and practices. Sample documents, agreements, forms, employee benefits, and policy manuals.

Publications (books):

(up to 35% discount) Supplement your education by using outstanding printed resources, to help you manage your day-to-day operations. Currently available: The Fair Labor Standards Act: A Public Sector Compliance Guide. View more info >>.

  • Education


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

  • Membership


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

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