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Congratulations to our 2023 CGA awardees!

Steven A. Tolman

Labor Award

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Nicole I. Taub, Esq.

Management Award

Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Policy and Legal Affairs
Office of the Police Commissioner, City of Boston

Gary D. Altman

Father Edward F. Boyle Award (Auxiliary)

Arbitrator & Mediator

James W. Bucking

Management Attorney Award

Foley Hoag LLP

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Session 2 Begins 10/16/23

Join us for our second fall session! Classes will be held online via Zoom.

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Event Was Held 9/20/23

This symposium covered the challenges of substance use disorder and recovery programs available to workers.

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Why A Labor Guild?

Promoting good order and justice in today's workplace.

The collective bargaining process drives wage equality, and economic and social justice in a vibrant democracy. Since 1945, the Guild's mission has been to provide training, support, and connection through:

  • Labor education, professional training, and personal development via school, workshops, forums, and conferences.
  • Networking and leadership opportunities.
  • Our Cushing-Gavin Awards honoring our labor relations since 1967.

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School of Labor-Management Relations

The Labor Guild has continuously provided labor education since 1953.

Today, our School of Labor-Management relations hosts Spring and Fall classes at our Braintree, MA headquarters and virtually via Zoom. We hope you'll join us for an upcoming class.

"This is an amazing organization with amazing instructors. I take classes here because what they offer is practical and ethical. Practical because you deal with actual instructors who are practitioners in their field. Ethical because you have a spiritual and Jesuit organization as the sponsors. They have been around for years and I highly recommend them to anyone in the Labor Movement."

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December 1, 2023, @ IBEW Local 103

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Boyle Fellow Blog: Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day Breakfast 2023

*Authored by the Labor Guild’s 2023 Boyle Fellow, Bruce Tran* On September 1st, 2023, I attended the Labor Day breakfast event at the Boston Park Plaza. I had arrived early…

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In Memoriam: Former Guild Board Member Rafael Santana, Ironworkers Local 7

The Guild was saddened to learn of the passing of former Board Member Rafael Santana, formerly of Ironworkers Local 7. Rafael was on the Guild Board of Directors from 2006-2009.…

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Boyle Fellow Blog: Reflection On the NAACP National Convention 2023

*Please note: The commentary contained herein is the personal view and commentary of our Boyle Fellow as an individual and not representative of the Labor Guild as an entity.* On…