Central Labor Councils

The elected executive officers and members of these councils:

  • Promote organizing as the labor movements top goal by bringing together the resources of the community to support the Freedom to Join a Union.
  • Organize grassroots political action to push for adoption of worker-friendly initiatives and policies on a national, state and local level.
  • Recruit and support candidates who champion working families and a pro- active working families agenda.
  • Organize in support of economic development strategies for local public investment that create jobs while establishing worker friendly community standards such as living wages, responsible employer ordinances and project labor agreements.
  • Mobilize against anti-union employers and for community issues thru Street Heat the AFL-CIO s mobilization machine.
  • Host forums and events to educate union members and the community about worker-related issues and legislation.

By uniting the labor movement and mobilizing in communities, the councils play a critical role not only in local and regional matters, but also in statewide and national issues. In political and community action, the Central Labor Councils are where the action is. Find out which labor council covers your town in the list below.

Massachusetts Central Labor Councils:

Berkshire Central Labor Council

Brian Morrison, President (SEIU 509)

1 Kenwood Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Phone: (413) 281 3223

Fax: (413) 442 4892

Berkshire Central Labor Council Website

Meetings are held the last Saturday of the month at Laborers Local 473 Hall, 264 West Housatonic St in Pittsfield at 9:00 AM.

Adams, Alford, Becket, Berkshire, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlboro, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy; Sheffield, Southfield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown and Windsor.


Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Joseph P. Carlson, President (USWA)

400 Washington St.

Auburn, MA 01501

Phone: (508) 832-4218

(508) 832-4218

Central Mass. AFL-CIO website

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., 1st Thursday, Leo's Ristorante, 11 Brackett Ct. Worcester, MA

Ashland, Auburn, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, East Douglas, Framingham, Gilbertville, Grafton, Hardwick, Holden, Holliston, Hopedale,Hopkinton, Hudson, Jefferson, Leicester, Marlboro, Maynard, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Natick, New Braintree, Northboro, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oakdale, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rochdale, Rutland, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Southbridge, Spencer, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Wayland, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westboro and Worcester.

Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Fitchburg, Fort Devens, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley South Ashburnham, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon.



Greater Boston Labor Council

Lou Mandarini, President (Laborers' Local 22)

35 Highland Avenue

Malden, MA 02148

Phone: (781) 321-6616

Fax: (781) 321-6662

Richard Rogers, Executive Secretary Treasurer (IUPAT)

6 Beacon Street #910

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 723-2370

Fax: (617) 723-2480

Greater Boston Labor Council website

Meetings are held at 7p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at IBEW Local 103, Dorchester.

Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Needham, Newton, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn.


Greater Southeastern Mass. Labor Council

Cynthia Rodrigues, President (UNITE-HERE)

556 Pleasant Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: (508) 992-5475

Fax: (508) 992-0340


Greater Southeastern MA website

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm

Acushnet, Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Chilmark, Dartmouth, Dennis, Eastham, Edgartown, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Freetown, Gay Head, Gosnold, Harwich, Lakeville, Marion, Mashpee, Mattapoisett,

Nantucket, New Bedford, North Dartmouth, Oak Bluffs, Onset, Orleans, Provincetown, Rehoboth, Rochester, Sandwich, Seekonk, Somerset, South Dartmouth, Swansea, Tisbury, Truro, Wareham, Wellfleet, West Tisbury, Westport and Yarmouth


Hampshire/Franklin Labor Council

Ron Patenaude, President (UAW)

P.O. Box 925

Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: (413) 427-3785

Fax: (413) 735-1769

Email: ronpatenaude@hotmail.com

Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Northampton Fire Station, Community Room, located at 26 Carlon Drive, Northampton, MA.

Amherst, Ashfield, Belchertown, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Chesterfield, Colrain, Conway, Cummington, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Goshen, Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Middlefield, Monroe, Montague, New Salem, Northampton, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Plainfield, Rowe, Shelburne, South Hadley, Sunderland, Ware, Warwick, Wendell, Westhampton, Whately, Williamsburg and Worthington.


Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council

Paul Georges, President (United Teachers of Lowell)

169 Merrimack Street

Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: (978) 441-1939

Fax: (978) 937-9544

Merrimack Valley CLC website

Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Acton, Amesbury, Andover, Bedford, Billerica, Boxboro, Boxford, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, South Groveland, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, West Newbury, Westford and Wilmington.


Norfolk County Labor Council

Robert Rizzi, President (IBAC)

P.O. Box 690429

Quincy, MA 02269

(781) 356-1320

FAX: (617) 871-9482

Norfolk County CLC website

Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 at 120 Bay State Drive in Braintree beginning at 6 PM.

Bellingham, Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, Weymouth, Wollaston and Wrentham.


North Shore Central Labor Council

Jeff Crosby, President (IUE Local 201)

112 Exchange Street

Lynn, MA 01901

Phone: (781) 595-2538

Fax: (781) 595-8770


North Shore Labor Council Website

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. 4th Wednesday, IUE Local 201 Hall, 112 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA

Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield and Wenham.


Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO

Fiore Grassetti, President (Ironworkers, Local 7)

640 Page Boulevard

Springfield, MA 01104

Phone: (413) 732-7970

Fax: (413) 732-1881

Pioneer Valley Union News

Meetings held at 5:30p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, 640 Page Boulevard, Springfield, MA

Agawam, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Huntington, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield and Wilbraham.


Plymouth/Bristol Central Labor Council

Jim Pinkham, President (UWUA, Local 369)

Phone: (781) 771-5534

Plymouth/Bristol CLC website

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, 6p.m., Location alternates between I.B.E.W. 223 hall in Lakeville, MA and the PFFM hall in Brockton, MA

Abington, Attleboro, Avon, Berkley, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Dighton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Mansfield, Marshfield, Middleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Randolph, Raynham, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, Taunton, West Bridgewater and Whitman.