The mission of the Labor Relations Department is to negotiate and administer the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Bridgeport and all Unions and Associations. We manage and/or coordinate human resources activities, counsel and advise management on labor relations and human resources issues, and resolve grievances and labor relations disputes. In addition, we handle arbitrations, SBLR hearings and related or similar proceedings. Our objectives include: negotiating open collective bargaining agreements on time and within budget. Arbitration, if necessary, to achieve an acceptable collective bargaining agreement, reducing the number of grievances filed, increasing the number of successful grievance arbitrations, and improving coordination and management of human resources issues.
Janene Hawkins, JD
Director of Labor Relations
Labor Relations Department
45 Lyon Terrace, Rm 330 Bridgeport, CT 06606