Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 67: Establishing a Governor's Advisory Council on Labor-Management Relations

Date: 09/23/1969
Issuer: Francis W. Sargent

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Whereas, it is the responsibility of the Commonwealth, acting through its appropriate agencies, to encourage and facilitate the maintenance of peaceful relations between employers and employees, in both the public and private sectors; and

Whereas, numerous agencies of the Commonwealth, including the Labor Relations Unit and the Bureau of Personnel and Standardization in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, the Civil Service Commission, the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration, the Labor Relations Commission, and the Department of Labor and Industries, are all concerned with labor-management relations and collective bargaining matters; and

Whereas, the responsibilities of said agencies often overlap or even conflict in a manner confusing both to the public and to the agencies themselves;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Francis W. Sargent, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Supreme Executive Magistrate, do hereby order as follows:

1. There is hereby created a Council to be known as the Governor's Advisory Council on Labor-Management Relations. The Council shall consist of nine members who shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor and shall serve at his pleasure. The Chairman of the Council shall be designated from time to time by the Governor.

2. The Council shall have the following functions and responsibilities:

(a) To review and evaluate all statutes of the Commonwealth dealing with labor-management relations in general and collective bargaining in particular, in both the public and private sectors, and to advise the Governor with respect to the adequacy thereof, recommending such changes as may be warranted by the evaluation.

(b) To advise the Governor generally in matters pertaining to labor-management relations in both the public and private sectors.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this twenty-third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, one hundred and ninety-fourth.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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