2600. Labor Relations, Office of
The Office of Supervisor of Labor Relations in the Administrative Services Department was created by Ordinance of 1974 chapter 5. The Supervisor of Labor Relations serves as a member of the Administrative Services Board. The mission of the Office of Labor Relations is to create and promote a work environment that fosters a positive and effective relationship between labor and management. The Office of Labor Relations represents the Mayor/City of Boston/Departments in all labor matters before state courts, state agencies, and various other forums. The Office of Labor Relations is also responsible for negotiating and administering the collective bargaining agreements with approximately seventeen unions and twenty four bargaining units covering over twelve thousand employees. In addition, the Office of Labor Relations provides training and advice to managers and supervisors on labor issues.