For collective bargaining agreement impasses that continue after mediation and fact finding, the Maine Labor Relations Board facilitates parties seeking Interest Arbitration services, which is the third and final step in the statutory dispute resolution mechanism.  The MLRB also facilitates requests for contract Grievance Arbitration services, for disputes regarding contract interpretation.

To request either Grievance Arbitration or Interest Arbitration services from the Board of Arbitration and Conciliation (BAC), please follow these steps:

A party may choose to seek Interest Arbitration services from a board of 3 private arbitrators instead of the BAC, after providing written notice to the other party.

  • Please contact Board staff at (207) 287-2015 for assistance with finding private arbitration services.