Frequently Asked Questions
Many parties have similar questions about our services and the arbitration process; we’ve collected the most common ones here. If you still have a question that’s not addressed here, feel free to contact us.
We’d like to consider using the Labor Relations Connection to administer our labor arbitration grievances, but our collective bargaining agreement specifically names a different agency.
Parties who are interested in switching administrative agencies while a CBA is in effect, typically use a Memorandum of Agreement, adding a provision to use a different agency.
How can we submit a Demand for Arbitration?
There are various options for submitting a Demand for Arbitration:
- By completing a Demand for Arbitration form via our website (which is automatically sent to The LRC upon completion)
- By using a blank form provided by The LRC
- Or you can use your own form/letter to submit a Demand
If you do not file a Demand using our website, Demand forms can be submitted via email, fax or regular mail.
What is the process for submitting a subpoena for an Arbitrator to sign relative to particular case?
You can submit a subpoena for signature by using the forms on our website, download a form, or use your own form. Please be sure to copy the opposing party when submitting your request.
We make every effort to obtain the Arbitrator’s signature and return the signed document to the requesting party in less than 24 hours.
Do you reserve conference rooms and arrange for court reporters to attend hearings upon request?
Yes, we provide both services to parties at no additional cost.
Is the administrative filing fee waived if the grievance is resolved before going to hearing?
No. Our filing fee is due and payable upon the filing of the Demand for Arbitration. It is not contingent upon the case being heard.
If necessary, can someone be reached outside of typical business hours and on weekends regarding a matter that requires immediate attention?
Yes! This is one of the many advantages of using the Labor Relations Connection to administer your labor arbitration grievances.
Do you have informational/presentation packets available?
Yes, packets can be mailed to parties upon request.
Is there someone available to meet with parties to make presentations about the services available and benefits of using Labor Relations Connection?
Absolutely! Jan Teehan, Owner and Founder of The LRC, is readily available to meet with parties upon request.
“Our firm represents many school districts in Rhode Island. We have had the opportunity to utilize the services of The Labor Relations Connection, Inc. on several occasions. We find them to be very organized, efficient, flexible and responsive to our needs. Their service and response time is superior to larger arbitration organizations and they offer the same arbitrators. We routinely recommend that The Labor Relations Connection, Inc. be included in collective bargaining agreements.”
Ben Scungio, Esq.
Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister. Providence, RI
“The Labor Relations Connection, Inc. has consistently provided our organization with outstanding customer service and very timely Arbitration scheduling. I would absolutely recommend The Labor Relations Connection, Inc. for your Arbitration related needs.”
BAJB, Hyannis, MA
“I have worked with The Labor Relations Connection, Inc. for more than 20 years as part of an active practice representing employers in labor union grievance arbitrations. The service that is provided is prompt, careful and cost-effective. The continuity that Jan Teehan brings to her clients is of great value; she knows the preferences of particular unions and employers and their respective counsel, and is able to provide particularized service that best meets the parties mutual needs and preferences. Her flexibility further enables the parties to hand-craft the processes that they mutually prefer”