THE BOYLE AWARD
Paul Chabot Paul Chabot has mediated labor disputes with great skill, discretion and integrity for almost 30 years. Those he’s worked with cite his quick, deep grasp of issues and situations. One negotiator notes “his calming presence… Paul was gracious when he had to be and brutally honest when (both sides) needed to hear the truth…he kept both sides talking” until an agreement was reached. He’s worked with negotiators across many industries, including healthcare, trucking, wire and cable, lighting, utilities, newspapers, retail, shipbuilding, the chemical industry and the Federal sector.
Based out of FMCS’ Rhode Island field office, Paul covers Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut. A talented trainer, Paul is deeply involved in the design and rollout of FMCS training programs. FMCS encourages cooperative and resilient labor-management workplace relationships in the US and internationally. Paul recently returned from China as part of an FMCS mediation training delegation. He’s a recipient of FMCS’ coveted Director’s Award for Excellence. Before joining FMCS, Paul served as field representative with the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, directing collective bargaining activities for the Healthcare Division of that organization. Before RIFT, Paul headed the collective bargaining wing as a labor rep for the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. His responsibilities included organizing, negotiating, and administering twenty collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sectors.
A University of Rhode Island graduate in political science, he received a Master’s in Labor Relations from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Paul and his wife Janice are the proud parents of daughters, Pamela, Lauren and Jennifer.