The Labor Guild

  • Massachusetts


66 Brooks Drive
United States

About Us


We are a membership organization of over 1800 individuals, organizations and institutions involved in all aspects of labor-management relations. The Guild promotes justice in today’s workplaces by inspiring, motivating and helping men and women to act with conscience, know-how and courage in labor-management relations.

The Guild values the collective bargaining process as an essential engine driving economic and social justice in a vibrant democracy. Drawing from our deep roots in Catholic Social Teaching, the Labor Guild is dedicated to promoting the dignity of the individual worker as the cornerstone of a just economic system. Training, supporting, connecting and celebrating all the active participants in that process is at the heart of our mission and legacy.

Founded in 1945 by Richard Cardinal Cushing as an agency of the Archdiocese of Boston (RCAB), the Guild became its own 501c3 in 2014. In 2015, we moved to new headquarters in RCAB’s Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree MA where we have offices and excellent shared meeting and conference spaces that accommodate our evening and day labor education programming and services for our labor-management community. 


WHAT does the Guild do?

Since 1945, the Guild has provided over 50,000 students, unionists and working practitioners with

§ top-notch, practitioner-led labor education, professional training and personal development through our School of Labor-Management Relations, workshops, labor forums and conferences. All are welcome.

§ comfortable, neutral space to conduct negotiations, training, meetings between parties

§ valuable peer networking and excellent leadership opportunities

§ books we’ve published: Your Rights on the Job by Robert M. Schwartz, Esq, and New Employment Laws in Massachusetts 2016, 200-page compendium of resources from a Guild Labor Forum.

§ our Cushing-Gavin Awards (CGA) and Dinner– which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last December--has honored four exceptional professionals from our regional labor relations community each year since 1967.

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