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File a petition for arbitration

An employer, employee organization, or both, may petition us to initiate grievance arbitration.

Department of Labor Relations

The Details of File a petition for arbitration

Fees for File a petition for arbitration

Name Fee Unit
Petition to Initiate Grievance Arbitration (Public Sector) $1,000 equally divided between the parties
Petition to Initiate Grievance Arbitration (Private Sector) $1,500 equally divided between the parties

How to file File a petition for arbitration

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

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Contact for File a petition for arbitration

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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