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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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