Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations
The State Board of
is a quasi-judicial agency that investigates all
petitions and complaints, holds informal conferences
with the parties and attempts to mediate settlements. By
this process, most disputed questions or entire cases
are settled. Determinations are then made as to which
cases should be presented to the Labor Board.
The Board conducts
hearings and issues decisions. It also defines and
protects the statutory rights of public sector and some
private sector employees to form, join or assist labor
organizations. It also encourages and protects the right
of employees and employers to bargain collectively.
Board administers the major portion of four collective
bargaining statutes covering state and municipal
employees, public school teachers and certain
administrators and some private sector employees.
Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration
Board of Mediation and Arbitration:
provides mediation and arbitration services to
employers, as well as employee organizations designated
to represent employees, in both the public and private
mediation services are geared to assist in the timely
resolution and settlement of public and private sector
grievances and contracts. The goal is to provide
education and support that ultimately promotes an
atmosphere conducive to helping labor and management
resolve collective bargaining controversies.
Board’s arbitration services are provided when there is
a dispute over the application or interpretation of the
terms of a written collective bargaining agreement.
Under Section 7-473c and Section 5-276 of the
Connecticut General Statues, the Board administers
Binding Interest Arbitration.