Who We Are

California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA)

CALPELRA helps California public sector employers better serve their communities by providing comprehensive, quality training in labor relations and personnel management and by fostering professional development with a dynamic network of support.

Who Belongs?

CALPELRA is a professional, nonprofit California association established in 1975, comprised of public sector management representatives responsible for carrying out the labor relations / human resource programs for their jurisdictions. CALPELRA's members work in city, county or state government, school districts, state university systems, and special districts, representing management in employee relations, bargaining, and other activities involving public employee unions and associations. Friends of CALPELRA also include attorneys and private consultants exclusively serving management. Visit our membership page for more information about becoming a CALPELRA member or a CALPELRA Friend.

Professionals Throughout The State

CALPELRA members come from large and small jurisdictions. This professional mix creates a unique opportunity for members to exchange perspectives, information, and skills in the dynamic fields of public sector labor relations and human resources.


CALPELRA members have a vast pool of resources to draw upon. CALPELRA's Annual Training Conference, Labor Relations Academies, newsletters, Snacks, Alerts, Clips, Web site, and CALPELRAConnect programs allow members to interact with, and benefit from, the experiences and expertise of a wide range of distinguished members. Explore our Web site to learn more about the resources CALPELRA provides.