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

18 January, 2024

The lawyers and staff of Pyle Rome are proud to announce that, on January 18, 2024, Pyle Rome partner Jillian Bertrand was sworn in as a member of the Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations. She was appointed to the position by Governor Maura Healey on January 12. The Advisory Council advises the DLR concerning policies, practices and other matters that may assist the DLR in discharging its labor relations duties.

30 December, 2023

A neutral arbitrator recently ordered the reinstatement of a cannabis worker who had been fired from the cultivation center where he worked. The case was brought by UFCW, Local 1445 and alleged that the company failed to follow due process principles when it fired the employee without giving him notice of its expectations or an opportunity to address the allegations against him. Pyle Rome attorneys Al Gordon O'Connell and Ian Russell represented the Union.

14 December, 2023

The publishers of the MLC Reporter, which collects and reports the cases handed down by the Department of Labor Relations and the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, have asked Pyle Rome partner Jillian Bertrand to become the featured labor commentator for their quarterly publication -- offering the union perspective on new decisions from the DLR and the CERB.  Attorney Bertrand's first column appears in the July-September edition of the MLC Reporter and discusses the dividing line between unlawful strikes and permissible work actions as well as recent decisions regarding the obligatio

8 August, 2023

On August 4, 2023, the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB) reversed the findings of an investigator and ordered a hearing on allegations that the Town of Acushnet denied wage increases to an entire bargaining unit of employees in retaliation for their seeking union representation. Pyle Rome attorney Jill Bertrand is handling the case for the union.

23 June, 2023

On June 23, 2023, a neutral arbitrator handed SENA, Local 9158 another in an unbroken string of arbitration victories going back more than three years. The victory came in a dispute over out-of-grade pay -- a kind of case the Union has not lost in arbitration since at least 2016. Pyle Rome attorney Al Gordon O'Connell prosecuted the case for the Union.