Office of Labor Relations

The mission of the Office of Labor Relations is to create and promote a work environment that fosters a positive and effective relationship between labor and management. The Office of Labor Relations represents the Mayor/City of Boston/Departments in all labor matters before state courts, state agencies, and various other forums. The Office of Labor Relations is also responsible for negotiating and administering the collective bargaining agreements with approximately eighteen unions and nineteen bargaining units covering seven thousand five hundred employees. In addition, the Office of Labor Relations provides training and advice to managers and supervisors on labor issues.

Frequently Requested Phone Numbers
  • Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission
    (Non City of Boston Employees)
    617 727-3505

  • Unemployment
    617 626-6900

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
    617 994-6000

  • Living Wage
    617 918-5259

  • Attorney General's Office
    617 727-7200