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 February, 2021

On February 16, 2021, UFCW, Local 1445 won an arbitration victory on behalf of the employees of Dianne's Fine Desserts in which an arbitrator ordered the Company to retroactively reinstate the employer match to employees' 401(k) contributions, which the Company had unilaterally suspended. Pyle Rome partner Al Gordon O'Connell represented the Union in the case.

3 February, 2021

On February 3, 2021, an arbitrator issued a ruling in favor of SENA, Local 9158 reducing a three-day suspension to a written warning for a long-tenured City of Boston employee whose only issue was his failure to notify his boss about some vandalism to a coworker's car.  Pyle Rome attorney Alex Robertson represented the Union in the successful arbitration.

1 February, 2021

After a pitched battle against cannabis producer New England Treatment Access (NETA), UFCW Local 1445 has achieved and defended its certification as the representative of all agricultural employees at NETA's Franklin, Mass., cultivation facility. Attorneys Al Gordon O'Connell and Alex Robertson represented the Union in its unbroken string of victories to certify the Union as the representative of these workers.

5 November, 2020

Many collective bargaining agreements provide benefits for holidays, such as paid leave, a stipend in lieu of paid leave, and/or special overtime pay. Some contracts cover some or all established holidays, and others add special holidays, whether "floating holidays," anniversary holiday, and others.

13 January, 2021

On January 13, 2021, Pyle Rome partner Al Gordon O'Connell scored an arbitration victory on behalf of UFCW, Local 1445 regarding a warehouse worker fired without the Company having given him a chance to address the charges against him. The case reaffirms the right of unionized employees to due process in disciplinary matters.