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

6 April, 2024

In the first week of April 2024, the United Steelworkers and SENA, Local 9158 secured two victories from the Department of Labor Relations (DLR) and Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB) paving the way for representation of employees of the City of Boston.

2 April, 2024

Whatever your thoughts may be about the COVID vaccine requirements that sprang up during the height of the pandemic, one principle that remains clear is that employers were required to accommodate employees whose sincerely held religious beliefs prevented them from getting the vaccine unless such accommodation would cause an undue burden on the employer. On April 2, 2024, a neutral arbitrator determined that MassDOT failed to give proper consideration to potential accommodations for one such employee.

2 February, 2024

On February 2, 2024, an arbitrator ordered Wellpath Recovery Solutions to reinstate a Recovery Treatment Assistant at Bridgewater State Hospital who was fired without a full and fair investigation. Pyle Rome attorney Ian Russell represented 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East in the arbitration victory.

26 February, 2024

On February 26, 2024, a neutral arbitrator ordered that Boston Medical Center recognize 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East based on card check authorization for nurses at BMC's new behavioral health center in Brockton. Pyle Rome attorney Jim Hykel represented the Union in the arbitration proceeding.

26 February, 2024

Once again, the out-of-state right-wing anti-union extremists at the National Right to Work (for less) Foundation were no match for Pyle Rome attorney Alex Robertson and the Won't-Back-Down attitude of the leadership of UFCW, Local 1459. On February 26, 2024, Attorney Robertson and Local 1459 finally closed the door on an attempt to decertify a nascent bargaining unit of cannabis workers at the Berkshire Roots grow facility in Pittsfield, Mass.