Labor Relations

The Town of Greenwich is subject to the State's Municipal Employee Relations Act (MERA), which permits employees to organize for the purpose of bargaining collectively with the employer over terms and conditions of employment. Under MERA, the First Selectman is the Town official responsible for negotiating all collectively bargained agreements with employee organizations representing Town employees and non-certified staff at the Board of Education. The Director of Labor Relations, Al Cava, represents the First Selectman serving as the town's chief negotiator in collective bargaining and in the administration of grievances and grievance arbitration. The Director of Labor Relations is also responsible for representing the Town before the State's labor board in prohibited labor practice proceedings.


Collective Bargaining Units

The Town of Greenwich employees are represented by one the following collective bargaining units: