File a JLMC petition

When parties in municipal police or fire negotiations believe that they have reached an impasse in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, either party or both parties jointly may file a petition requesting that the JLMC intervene and assist.

Department of Labor Relations

The Details of File a JLMC petition

How to file File a JLMC petition

  1. Fill out and sign the form
  2. Follow the instructions to electronically submit a copy to the employer representative or the union representative
  3. Follow the instructions to electronically submit a copy to the DLR
  1. Fill out and sign the form
  2. Send a copy of the form to the employer representative or the union representative
  3. Mail to: Department of Labor Relations, 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114
  1. Fill out and sign the form
  2. Send a copy of the form to the employer representative or the union representative
  3. Fax to the DLR at (617) 626-7157
  1. Fill out and sign the form
  2. Send a copy of the form to the employer representative or the union representative
  3. Deliver to the DLR at 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114

Next steps for File a JLMC petition

DLR Initial Steps

Once a petition is filed, we assign it a case number and a mediator.  We then send the parties a letter informing them of the mediator's assignment.  Within 5 days of the assignment, the mediator contacts the parties to schedule a first meeting.

Contact for File a JLMC petition

Address
Main Office
19 Staniford Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Springfield Office (by appointment only)
Springfield State Office Building, 436 Dwight Street, Room 206, Springfield, MA 01103
Fax
(617) 626-7157

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