Maine Labor Relations Board Homepage


In light of the continued risks presented by COVID-19, the Maine Labor Relations Board (Board), along with the Board of Arbitration and Conciliation (BAC) and the State Panel of Mediators (Panel), will continue to operate remotely until at least May 31, 2020.  During this time, the MLRB’s physical office space will remain closed. The Board’s staff will continue to access their email and monitor the Board’s office phone line. The Board has begun scheduling prehearing conferences to be held via videoconference, and is currently reviewing options for conducting hearings remotely.

Please note, parties are still expected to timely file documents related to Board, BAC, or Panel matters.  With limited exception, parties are now required to electronically file and serve their documents (see info on MLRB’s E-File).  If you E-file a petition for an election or majority sign-up, you must still mail hard copies of the showing of interest or authorization cards to the Board in order for your petition to be considered properly filed.  The Board’s mailing address is:

Maine Labor Relations Board
90 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Please do not hesitate to contact the Board’s staff with any questions or concerns at phone number (207) 287-2015.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Welcome to the homepage of the Maine Labor Relations Board and its affiliated organizations, the Panel of Mediators and the Board of Arbitration and Conciliation.

The Maine Labor Relations Board administers and enforces the state's laws that govern collective bargaining for public sector employees and employers. This includes Maine's cities and towns, school districts, water and sewer districts, the University and Community College Systems, Maine Maritime Academy, and all three branches of Maine's state government. The Panel of Mediators and the Board of Arbitration and Conciliation are assigned as needed to help the parties resolve contract negotiations disputes and contract grievances.