CALPELRA has been providing California’s public agency representatives with high quality, professional, California-specific services for 43 years. CALPELRA's current 1,250+ members represent over 500 public agencies in northern, central, and southern California.

CALPELRA members and Friends have a vast pool of resources to draw upon, and have opportunities to contribute to a dynamic community. CALPELRA's Annual Training Conferences, Labor Relations Academies and training programs, web site, CALPELRAConnect, and Alert publications allow members to benefit from the experiences and expertise of a wide range of distinguished members.

Join us now as we continue moving forward, together.

Become A CALPELRA Member Or Friend

Join now and start enjoying all the CALPELRA member and Friend benefits – sign up for upcoming Labor Relations Academies at reduced rates, join other CALPELRA members and Friends on CALPELRAConnect, and sign up for the Annual Training Conference at reduced rates.

CALPELRA members and Friends have access to valuable additional features, including:

  • Reduced Conference, Academy, and training registration fees;

  • Access to CALPELRAConnect, CALPELRA's secure, on-line professional network;

  • Access to CALPELRASnacks, CALPELRA's member-only video service that provides labor and employee relations knowledge and skills in quick, easily digested video bites;

  • Reduced rates for posting positions on CALPELRA's popular Job Board;

  • Early access to CALPELRA Alerts, which summarize significant recent court cases, arbitration decisions, pending legislation, and other important information;

  • Access to past issues of CALPELRA News, Bulletins, and Alerts, and CALPELRA's digital clipping service, CALPELRAClips;

  • The Mentor Program (now available through CALPELRAConnect);

  • The Member/Friend Directory, including all member and Friend contact information.

Review the member and Friend definitions below, and then apply to enjoy CALPELRA benefits and connection to your colleagues.

Members / Friends / Students

  • Member:  Individuals employed by or retired from the State of California, county or municipal governments, courts, public education agencies, public higher education institutions, or special districts, who have a professional interest in labor relations and/or human resources. Each member is an individual and is defined by CALPELRA's bylaws.
    2018-2019: $350.00

  • Friend:  Individuals who own, are employed by, or work as a consultant for all private sector firms retained by California public agencies, including law firms, human resource consultants, insurance and benefits providers, actuarial firms, and software technology firms, as well as non-profit organizations and associations. A Friend is not a CALPELRA member, is not eligible to serve as an officer or member of the CALPELRA Board of Directors, and is not eligible to serve on the Program Committee.  Each Friend is an individual.
    2018-2019: $425.00

  • Student:  Individuals who are full-time upper level or graduate students not currently working full-time in the labor relations/human resources field. Each student is an individual.
    2018-2019: $85.00

CALPELRA's membership year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Each member and Friend is an individual; memberships are not transferable.