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Labor School • 2/27–5/23

Join us for our 141st Term! Classes will be held online via Zoom and in-person at The Guild.

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This Week at the Guild

Week of Events

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.

Membership Benefits

For as little as $20/year, not only will you be supporting our mission of fighting for just workplaces and communities, you'll have access to:

  • A growing library of online labor education courses from some of the nation's top labor professionals
  • Early access to workshops, forums, and classes
  • Your choice of a print or emailed Labor Life newsletter
  • Membership card

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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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Marie-Thérèse “Tess” Browne, SCN

Father Edward F. Boyle Award (Auxiliary)

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Nicole Horberg Decter, Esq.

Labor Attorney Award

Segal Roitman LLP

Myles Calvey

Labor Award

Business Manager
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222

John Folcarelli

Management Award

Vice President Employee Relations
Student Transportation of America
Cushing-Gavin Awards Logo

Meet the 2022 CGA Awardees

For the last 55 years, the Cushing-Gavin Awards have recognized and celebrated four outstanding practitioners in the area of labor-management relations. We're thrilled to announce this year's winners.

Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate their accomplishments!

Board member Mark Smith with Marty Walsh

Executive Board Member Mark Smith “Calls it a Career”

Congratulations to our very own Mark Smith of AFSCME 1700, on his retirement from a 38-year career with the Town…

Statue of St.Joseph and Baby Jesus

Saints Patrick and Joseph the Worker

We hope that many of the Labor Guild community had a moment to remember the Saints Patrick and Joseph the…

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A Labor Guild Teaching Testimonial

The Guild is very fortunate to have world-class staff from all walks of life and many parts of the country,…