Central Labor Councils

Map of Massachusetts with the Central Labor Council boundaries

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Central Labor Councils (CLCs) are the local labor movement of the AFL-CIO. Each CLC covers a geographic area of Massachusetts. 

Unions and union members can take collective action through their CLCs and affect their local communities. CLCs provide candidate screening and endorsements as well as support for worker organizing and affiliate members.

Please see below for links to each of our 10 CLCs and a list of towns that fall under each CLC's jurisdiction.

Berkshire Central Labor Council
Brian P. Morrison, President (SEIU 509).

Contact: 413-281-3223 or [email protected] 

Monthly Meetings held on the last Saturday of every month, 9:00AM, at IUE Local 255, 789 Tyler Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. 

Towns Represented: Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Housatonic, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Southfield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown & Windsor

Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Joseph P. Carlson, President (USWA)

Contact: 508-832-4218 or [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on the first Thursday of every month, 7:00PM, at Leo's Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester, MA 01604.

Towns Represented: Ashburnham, Ashby, Ashland, Athol, Auburn, Ayer, Baldwinville, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Cochituate, Cordaville, Devens, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, East Douglas, East Pepperell, Fiskdale, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Gilbertville, Grafton, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hubbardston, Hudson, Jefferson, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Maynard, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Natick, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakdale, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Rochdale, Royalston, Rutland, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, South Ashburnham, South Lancaster, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sutton, Templeton, Townsend, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Wayland, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, Westminster, Whitinsville, Winchendon & Worcester

Greater Boston Labor Council
Richard Rogers, Executive Secretary Treasurer (IUPAT)

Contact: 617-723-2370 

Monthly Meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30PM, at IBEW Local 103, Dorchester.

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

Greater Southeastern Mass. Labor Council
Lisa Lemieux , President (1199SEIU)

Contact: 508-992-5475 or [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on the 3rd Monday of every Month, 6:30PM, at 560 Pleasant St. New Bedford, MA 02740.

Towns Represented: Acushnet, Aquinnah, Barnstable, Bliss Corner, Bourne, Brewster, Buzzards Bay, Chatham, Chilmark, Dartmouth, Dennis, Dennis Port, East Dennis, East Falmouth, East Harwich, East Sandwich, Eastham, Edgartown, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Forestdale, Freetown, Gay Head, Gosnold, Harwich, Lakeville, Madaket, Marion, Mashpee, Mattapoisett, Monomoscoy Island, Monument Beach, Nantucket, New Bedford, New Seabury, North Dartmouth, North Eastham, North Falmouth, North Lakeville, North Seekonk, North Westport, Northwest Harwich, Oak Bluffs, Ocean Grove, Onset, Orleans, Pocasset, Popponesset, Popponesset Island, Provincetown, Rehoboth, Rochester, Sagamore, Sandwich, Seabrook, Seconsett Island, Seekonk, Siasconset, Smith Mills, Somerset, South Dartmouth, South Dennis, South Yarmouth, Swansea, Teaticket, Tisbury, Truro, Vineyard Haven, Wareham, Wellfleet, West Chatham, West Dennis, West Falmouth, West Tisbury, West Wareham, West Yarmouth, Westport, Weweantic, White Island Shores, Woods Hole & Yarmouth

Hampshire/Franklin Labor Council
Patrick Burke, President (UFCW)

Contact: [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on fourth Tuesday of every month, 5:30PM, at Pioneer Valley Workers Center, 20 Hampton Ave, Suite 200, Northampton, MA

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

Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council
Paul Georges, President (United Teachers of Lowell)

Contact: 978-441-1939 or [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on the first Thursday of every month, 6:00PM, location alternates between Lowell (Office of UTL 169 Merrimack Street, Lowell 4th Floor) and Lawrence (Heritage State Park, 5 Jackson Street, 3rd Floor, Lawrence).

Towns Represented: Acton, Amesbury, Andover, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Boxford, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Pinehurst, Rowley, Salisbury, South Groveland, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, West Concord, West Newbury, Westford & Wilmington

Norfolk County Labor Council
Robert Rizzi, President (IBAC)

Contact: 781-405-9193 or [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on fourth Monday of every month at Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 at 120 Bay State Drive in Braintree.

Towns Represented: Bellingham, Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, Weymouth, Wollaston & Wrentham

North Shore Central Labor Council 
Jeff Crosby, President (IUE Local 201)

Contact: 781-595-2538 or [email protected]

Monthly Mettings held on fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:00PM, at IUE Local 201 Hall, 112 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA.

Towns Represented: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield & Wenham

Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO 
Fiore Grassetti, President (Ironworkers, Local 7)

Contact: 413-732-7970 or [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on third Wednesday of every month, 5:30PM, at 640 Page Boulevard, Springfield, MA 01104

Towns Represented: 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 & Wilbraham

Plymouth/Bristol Central Labor Council
Jim Pinkham, President (UWUA, Local 369)

Contact: 781-771-5534 or [email protected]

Monthly Meetings held on third Thursday of every month (except July and August), 6:00PM, 50 School Street, Brockton. 

Towns Represented: Abington, Attleboro, Avon, Berkley, Brant Rock, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Dighton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Green Harbor, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Mansfield, Marshfield, Middleborough, North Attleborough, North Pembroke, North Plymouth, North Scituate, Norton, Norwell, Ocean Bluff, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Randolph, Raynham, Rockland, Scituate, South Duxbury, Stoughton, Taunton, West Bridgewater & Whitman