Maine Labor Relations Board Homepage


Effective June 1, 2020, the Maine Labor Relations Board will reopen its physical office space to the public on a limited basis.  The office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the physical office will be closed, but the Board’s staff will be working remotely and will be available by email and phone.  Depending upon the scope of risk of COVID-19 exposure, future adjustments may be made to the number of days the office is open to the public.

Until further notice, all visitors to the MLRB’s office will be expected to wear a face shield, mask, or cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times.  Visitors will also be expected to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.  If you anticipate visiting with two or more people, please contact the MLRB in advance so that appropriate measures can be taken to maintain adequate distancing.

Regarding hearings, all pre-hearing conferences will continue to be conducted remotely.  The decision to hold a hearing either remotely or in-person will be made on a case by case basis.

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 (207) 287-2015.

Thank you for your continued 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.