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Labor relations associations, contacts, and legislative information

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Links to Human Resources and Labor Relations associations, relevant contacts and legislative information.


Access Washington

Official Washington State Government website. Locate State Government information and services available on the Web.

Association of Washington Cities (AWC / WAPELRA)

A private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies.

Department of Labor and Industries (LNI)

A diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health and security of Washington's nearly two million workers.

Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC)

State agency responsible for providing impartial, efficient and expert resolution of labor-management disputes.

Washington State Human Rights Commission (WHRC)

The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.

Washington Administrative Codes (WAC)

An index of WAC titles in numerical order.

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Compilation of all permanent laws now in force.


American Arbitration Association (AAA)

A private, non-profit organization that promotes arbitration as a method for settling disputes outside of the courtroom.

United States Department of Labor (US DOL)

Fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States and administers Federal labor laws.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Information concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Enforces the employment provisions of civil rights legislation, and has jurisdiction over the Federal government's role as an employer, public and private employers, public and private employment agencies, and labor organizations.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

The Federal Government's Human Resources Agency.


International Public Management Association (IPMA)

Provides information and assistance to help HR professionals increase their job performance and overall agency function by providing cost effective products, services and educational opportunities.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Association devoted to human resource management representing more than 190,000 individual members.

National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA)

Provides labor relations advice and works to promote the interests of public sector management in the judicial and legislative arenas.