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Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations

The State Board of Labor Relations 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. 

The 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

The State Board of Mediation and Arbitration: The Board provides mediation and arbitration services to employers, as well as employee organizations designated to represent employees, in both the public and private sector.

The Board’s 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.

The 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.


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