File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

If you are a public employer, union, or person represented by a public sector union, then you can file an unfair labor practice charge with us.

Department of Labor Relations

The Details of File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

What you need for File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

  • Description of the alleged violation of the Massachusetts collective bargaining law
  • Name of your employer and its labor relations representative/attorney, and their street and email addresses
  • Name of your union and its representative/attorney, and their street and email addresses
  • The remedy you are seeking

How to file File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

  1. Fill out the Unfair Labor Practice Charge form
  2. Electronically sign the declaration 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 Unfair Labor Practice Charge form
  2. Sign the declaration and the certificate of service
  3. Send a copy of the charge to the employer representative or the union representative
  4. Mail to the Department of Labor Relations,

    Lafayette City Center, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1750

  1. Fill out the Unfair Labor Practice Charge form
  2. Sign the declaration and the certificate of service
  3. Send a copy to the employer representative or the union representative
  4. Fax to the DLR at (617) 626-7157

  1. Fill out the Unfair Labor Practice Charge form
  2. Sign the declaration and the certificate of service
  3. Send a copy to the employer representative or the union representative
  4. Deliver to the Department of Labor Relations at Lafayette City Center, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1750

Next steps for File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

After filing your charge

After we receive and docket the charge, we will contact you to submit three dates within a designated time period to schedule an in-person investigation.

More info for File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

You must submit a charge within six months from the date on which you knew or should have known of the alleged unfair labor practice.

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Contact for File an unfair labor practice charge (public sector)

Address
Main Office
Department of Labor Relations, Lafayette City Center, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1750
Springfield Office (by appointment only)
Springfield State Office Building, 436 Dwight Street, Room 206, Springfield, MA 01103
Worcester Office (by appointment only)
Mercantile Center, 100 Front Street, Suite 310, Worcester, MA 01608
Fax
(617) 626-7157
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