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

26 February, 2020

Progressive Discipline will not prevent the termination of even the best employees found to have committed certain serious misconduct. Health care employers frequently inappropriate access of medical records or missing medication or medication errors as a terminal offense. However, the seriousness of misconduct does not relieve the employer of its basic obligation to prove that the employee actually committed misconduct.

26 February, 2020

Labor unions fight for management to enforce their work rules consistently. Employees deserve to know what is expected of them and how they will be treated if they fail to meet those explanations. An employer cannot discipline only some employees who violate a work rule, while others to do so with impunity. Similarly, an employer cannot issue reprimands to some employees for violating certain rules while terminating others for the same misconduct. Employers cannot discriminate  or even favor certain employees over others,

11 March, 2020

Labor unions not only fight to improve wages and benefits for their members. They fight to ensure employers are honest and honor their agreements. The Salaried Employees of North America, Local 9158, United Steelworkers, represented by Attorney Ian Russell, persuaded an independent arbitrator that the City of Boston's recent promotion violated the collective bargaining agreement by promoting an individual who did not mean the City's own critieria.

27 February, 2020

Attorney David Rome and UFCW Local 1459 advocated for a veteran school bus driver regarded by students and supervisors alike for his professionalism and safe handling of a bus. In 22 years of service, the driver had never been disciplined. To the contrary, he had won plaudits, and once was heralded for saving a student's life. Students said that the driver "takes good care of us” and "keeps us safe.” But all that service, loyalty and success counted for little when the employer overreacted to a complaint of complaint that the driver engaged in innocuous horseplay.

3 February, 2020

The partners of Pyle Rome Ehrenberg are pleased to welcome Alex Robertson as an Associate Attorney with the firm. Alex comes to us most recently from Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board, where he not only worked to protect the rights of employees under the National Labor Relations Act, but he also served as President of his own Local Union, representing his colleagues in disputes with management. With roots in Vermont, Alex also helps to expand and solidify the firm’s region-wide focus. 

Please join us in welcoming Alex to the firm.