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For the last 56 years, the Cushing-Gavin Awards have recognized and celebrated four outstanding practitioners in the area of labor-management relations.

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

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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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
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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."


April 2024 Labor History Blog: The Ludlow Massacre

The Gilded Age    From the immediate post-Civil War period into the 1900’s we entered what was called the “Gilded Age”. This definition of gilded is somewhat like what we view…

In Memoriam: Longtime Member Kevin J. Murray

The Guild mourns the passing of longtime member Kevin J. Murray. Kevin worked for the NRLB for over 40 years and after his departure worked for the Massachusetts Department of…

March 2024 Labor History Blog: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Much has been written about this tragedy, and many documentaries and films have been produced about it. Should my very brief depiction of this event interest you, I encourage you…