Gateway LERA honors Horn, O’Grady with Lifetime Achievement awards


Two longtime members of the Gateway Labor and Employer Relations Association (LERA) have been honored with Lifetime Achievement awards.

Richard Horn and James O’Grady were presented with the awards before a recent LERA program called “Let’s Argue over Money” held at the St. Louis Police Officers Association in St. Louis.

Horn, who retired from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is one of the original founders of Gateway LERA, which was formed in 1971. He served as president in 1998 and as vice president of membership until 2000.

O’Grady, who retired from the St. Louis Community College, has been an arbitrator for more than 30 years. He joined LERA in 1975 and served as president in 1980.

Horn and O’Grady received the awards in appreciation for their visionary guidance and exemplary leadership skills in the field of Labor relations.

The mission of LERA is to provide information, research, education and social opportunities to enhance labor-management relations in the community.

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