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The 40th Annual LERA Conference will be April 6-7, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. You may register or view additional details at The program is also available.

January 2017 – Mark Busto Appointed as Commissioner

Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Mark Busto to the Public Employment Relations Commission.  Commissioner Busto represented public and private employers before PERC, the NLRB and state and federal courts.  His practice primarily focused on dispute prevention and dispute resolution.  He is retired from the law firm of Sebris Busto James.  Before going into private practice, Commissioner Busto was a labor organizer for the California State Employees Association and a labor relations consultant for the State of California.  He is a graduate of Occidental College and the University of Southern California School of Law.  Commissioner Busto’s appointment is effective January 23.

December 2016 – Marilyn Sayan Reappointed as Commission Chair

Governor Jay Inslee has reappointed Marilyn Glenn Sayan as Chair of the Public Employment Relations Commission.  Commissioner Sayan was initially appointed to the Commission in 1996 and most recently completed her fourth term as Chair. Ms. Sayan spent over thirty years in personnel/labor management in Washington State government.  She retired in 1993 as Director of the State Department of Personnel, having previously served as Deputy Director and Labor Relations Manager for the Department and as the Appeals Program Manager for the State Higher Education Personnel Board.  She served on the Executive Board of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies from 1998 to 2006 and as ALRA President from 2006-2007.

In addition to Serving on the Commission, Ms. Sayan is also a mediator and is an active community volunteer.

Ms. Sayan’s term expires September 2021.


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