Our team at The Labor Relations Connection, Inc. possess the skills needed to provide parties with the same efficient, friendly and professional services that have come to be the hallmarks of our company.
Jan Teehan established The Labor Relations Connections in 1984 with the goal to provide case administration that is personalized, swift, accurate, and responsive to the needs of both Unions and Employers. Her 43 years of experience in Labor Arbitration, both as a Case Administrator and Administrative Leader, has created a strong backbone of hard work, dedication, and integrity which she has passed on to her team. Under Jan’s guidance, training, and steady supervision, her team of Case Administrators address the day to day needs of the parties, and carefully and effectively move cases through the administrative process. The team works closely together, finding solutions to complex issues and emergencies that may arise during the administration of a case.
Meet The LRC Team!
Jan Teehan, Director
While growing up in New York, my family and I spent many summers on Cape Cod. I met my husband soon after graduating from Boston University and we resided in Boston for eleven years. In 1984, we moved to Sandwich on Cape Cod. We have two adult sons, Matthew and Jacob, who also reside on the Cape.
During the 1990s, I became active in local politics and held several appointed and elected positions in Town Government. I was first appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals, then elected to two terms on the Board of Selectmen and subsequently two terms as Town Moderator. After losing sixty-five pounds, I also became a Weight Watchers leader and served for 25 years to help others reach their weight loss goals. I decided to leave public office and Weight Watchers to focus on The LRC and to spend more time with my family.
In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, working in my large perennial gardens, and spending precious time with my family and friends. Many are surprised to learn that I’ve been an avid fisherman my entire life. Fishing, either by myself or with my son, on the magnificent Cape Cod ponds is one of my favorite activities.
Mitch Wilson, Senior Case Administrator
I had first heard of The Labor Relations Connection on Friday, October 20, 2017, just a few months after graduating from UMass Dartmouth. I still remember the butterflies in my stomach as Jan approached the pharmacy counter offering me the chance to see what The LRC is all about.
It’s been five years since officially joining the team and not a day goes by where I don’t cherish this opportunity. Every day brings new challenges and excitement!
While I washed ashore in the late 1990s, I’ve grown to love the sense of community here on the Cape. I reached the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16 while being involved with various rehabilitation projects along the Canal. Having been a dog person most of my life, my eyes were opened after rescuing a short hair calico in early 2018 by the name of Dublin.
In my free time I enjoy cooking and reading, especially curling up with the cat and a book amidst torrential downpours.
Amanda Wells, Case Administrator
I was born and raised in Central Florida. I moved to Cape Cod in 2018 and graduated from Wheaton College (MA) in 2022. I’m The LRC’s newest staff member; I’m very excited and honored to be here.
In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction and paleontology journals, creative writing, cuddling with my two dogs, and taking weekend trips with my partner. When I was younger, I wanted to write a book, but I’m not sure if that’s something I’m going to pursue. Otherwise, I’m attempting to teach myself how to knit and re-teach myself to play flute, which I played in my high school marching band.
Karen Birely, Executive Secretary
Four days before the blizzard of 1978, my family and I moved to Cape Cod from Maryland. My husband was starting a new job and his company said we could live anywhere in New England and Cape Cod was where we chose.
In 1984, I started attending the church I still go to today, which is where I met Jan. I became a member of the choir shortly thereafter and am still singing in the choir. Singing is something I love to do.
When I found out Jan was looking for someone to help her in her business, I didn’t know anything about The Labor Relations Connection. I’d worked for 16 ½ years at Barnstable Superior Court in the Clerk’s office, so I thought I might be a good fit for the position of Executive Secretary. I am the granddaughter of the former owner and editor of a weekly California newspaper and daughter of a newspaper reporter, both of whom were sticklers for correct spelling and grammar. A little of their knowledge was passed onto me.
I’ve been working for The LRC for about 1 ½ years now and I find it quite interesting and fulfilling.
I have four children, ten grandchildren, and a cat named Sammy.
My interests are walking and going to museums whenever I have the chance. Spending time with family and friends is very important to me.
Chloe, Office Mascott
I was adopted from the local MSPCA by Jan in 2011 at 10 months old and have happily lived with her since! I love being pet, playing with paperclips, and napping on open files that the humans may or may not be currently using. I like ice in my water fountain and have recently developed a love of tuna cat treats. When I’m not in the office, I’m usually napping on beds or looking out the windows at Jan’s gardens (and birds).
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