The DLR is responsible for promoting stable, productive and cooperative relationships between public employers and their represented employees by administering and enforcing the Commonwealth's collective bargaining laws.
Submit a public records request to DLR
To submit a public records request to DLR, click here: Department of Labor Relations Public Records Request.
Or to search DLR public records, click here: Department of Labor Relations Public Information Search.
Who we serve
We serve public sector employers, employees, and unions. We carry out our objectives by:
- Investigating, mediating, adjudicating, and litigating public sector unfair labor practice cases
- Defining appropriate bargaining units and conducting elections in which public employees may choose whether and which employee organization they want to represent them in collective bargaining
- Providing mediation, fact-finding, and arbitration services to assist public employers and employee representatives in resolving labor disputes and contract negotiations
- Enforcing special collective bargaining laws related to municipal police and firefighters through the Joint Labor Management Committee