Pyle Rome is a law firm that exclusively represents working people — labor unions and individual employees — and seeks vindication of workers’ rights in disputes with management.

Our public- and private-sector labor union clients include federal, state and municipal workers, including firefighters and police officers, telephone and utility workers, health care and human service employees, retail food and commercial workers, steelworkers and other manufacturing employees, craft workers, and bus drivers. We are the only union-side labor firm with multiple offices in New England, including offices in Eastern and Western Massachusetts and in Vermont. Our employment practice includes representation of workers denied fair wages, overtime pay, and health and pension benefits. We represent workers who have been discriminated against and who have suffered harassment in the workplace, as well as those facing family and medical leave issues and many other employment-related concerns. We do not represent employers of any kind. read more »

Recent Developments

27 July, 2021

Many workers have been whipsawed by a pandemic. Those fortunate enough to have continued employment may find themselves at increase exposure to the health emergency directly and indirectly. These essential workers include school bus drivers whose job requires that they interact with many individuals, including co-workers, students, and parents. And, when these same workers, laboring under increased hazards, are exposed to a deadly virus, some employers cruelly respond with an unpaid suspension.

4 June, 2021

On June 1, an arbitrator ruled in favor of UFCW, Local 1445 that a St. Vincent Hospital employee should be reinstated due to the Hospital's failure to follow its own progressive discipline policy. Pyle Rome partner Terry Coles represented the Union in the successful arbitration.

17 May, 2021

The Boston Police Superior Officers Federation collective bargaining agreement requires that the City of Boston distribute detail assignments first amongst the supervisors who work in the area of the assignment. The City followed this protocol during the contentious National Grid Strike/Lockout of 2018.

22 May, 2021

On May 20, 2021, the Bristol Count Superior Court upheld an arbitration decision on behalf of USW, Local 9517 against the Town of Seekonk. Pyle Rome attorney Al Gordon O'Connell represented the Union at arbitration and in Court. Since a Court's power to overturn an arbitration award is "extremely limited," the Court's ruling is not surprising, but is certainly reassuring for unions representing municipal employees that state courts will not allow municipal employers to evade their contractual obligations.

22 May, 2021

On May 17, a neutral arbitrator ordered UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) to stop using contractors to perform certain food-service work in hospital cafeterias. The case was brought by UFCW, Local 1445, which represents the UMass Memorial workers. Pyle Rome partner Terry Coles represented the Union in the matter and secured the victory.