What is the Labor Guild?

We are a membership organization of over 1800 individuals, organizations and institutions involved in all aspects of labor-management relations. The Guild promotes good order and justice in today’s workplace by inspiring, motivating and helping men and women to act with conscience, know-how and courage in labor-management relations.   Welcome!     Since 1945, the Guild has provided close to 50,000 students and working practitioners with

  • relevant practitioner-led  labor education, professional training and personal development through our school, workshops, forums and conferences
  • neutral, transparent third-party election services
  • a comfortable conference and meeting center
  • useful, engaging peer networking and excellent leadership opportunities
  • our Cushing-Gavin Awards that’s honored four exceptional professionals from our regional labor relations community each year since 1967.

The Guild values the collective bargaining process as an essential engine driving economic and social justice in a vibrant democracy.  Training, supporting, connecting and celebrating all the active participants in that process is at the heart of our mission and legacy. Join Us! Invest in YOU!  Take a class or workshop!  Check out our upcoming events and programs!

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  • The Guild’s Annual Meeting

     KICKING -OFF 2016 RIGHT!    The Guild’s Annual Meeting is being held on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at the Guild’s Braintree headquarters at 5 pm.   At that meeting, the attending members will vote in our 2016 Officers and Board of Directors. The Guild is immensely grateful for the service of our 2015 Board and Officers. […]

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  • Blessings of the Season to all our Friends and Guilders!

      Heartfelt Thanks for the Guild’s amazing 2015 ! While the Labor Guild has so much it wants to accomplish in 2016, this is a time to be deeply grateful for all the GOOD that came our way in 2015: our cherished Guilders, students, friends and allies a dynamic Education & Training Program with our stellar faculty — a terrific […]

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  • 2015 CGA Labor Award – Richard O Charette

    Richard O. CharetteUnited Food & Commercial Workers Local #1445Chair, Interstate Health & Welfare FundRetired PresidentWatching Rick Charette skillfully navigate years of demanding situations, a close colleague noted: “When I look at Rick, what I see is a lion of labor.” Rick rose through the ranks to lead UFCW 1445, which represents 15,000 workers across Northeast […]

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  • 2015 CGA The Management Attorney Award – Diane B Patrick, ESQ

    Diane B. Patrick, Esq.Co-Managing Partner Ropes & Gray Diane Bemus Patrick is co-managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Boston office. With over thirty years of experience, she represents employers primarily in the healthcare and higher education sectors. Growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in a politically-active family, Diane taught elementary school for five years, until caught up […]

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  • 2015 CGA The Management Award – John Cannistraro, Jr.

    John C. Cannistraro, Jr.President J.C. Cannistraro LLC An exceptional businessman and a first-rate employer, John Cannistraro is a leading evangelist for the use of building information modeling (BIM), modular prefabrication, and lean manufacturing that help his clients reduce their building costs. J.C. Cannistraro is a major, family-owned mechanical construction firm with a unique four trade […]

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  • 2015 CGA The Boyle Award – Gina M Alongi

    GINA M. ALONGIExecutive Director, Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust FundsAdministrator, IUOE (Operating Engineers) Local 4 Benefits FundsGina Alongi oversees over a billion dollars in assets as the Administrator of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Benefit Funds. Since 1996, her administrative responsibilities include Local 4’s: Health & Welfare Plan covering over 9,000 participants […]

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