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

Phone

Boston/Main (617) 626-7132
Springfield (413) 784-1230

Online

Contact the DLR Staff Directory 

The Details

How to file

  1. Fill out and electronically 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

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

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

Phone

Boston/Main (617) 626-7132
Springfield (413) 784-1230

Online

Contact the DLR Staff Directory 

Fax

(617) 626-7157

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