Connecticut State Board of Mediation & Arbitration


The Board helps employers and employees resolve disputes. We provide binding arbitration services outside of the court system for the public and private sectors and numerous other services, including:

  • Assisting in interpreting union agreements
  • Providing no-cost mediation services to resolve disputes involving terms and provisions in collective bargaining agreements; and mediate any disputes that arise during the negotiation over the terms of a new or successor collective bargaining agreement
  • Providing grievance arbitration services to render final awards that resolve disputes involving collective bargaining agreements
  • Administering the binding interest arbitration process for municipal collective bargaining agreements, including enforcing statutory timelines and appointing the arbitration panels 

Board and Staff Information 

View contact information for board members and staff. 

All Board Meetings 

View meeting minutes and agendas. 

2024 Board Meetings 

View board meeting schedule for 2024.

Board Statutes 

Chapter 560 of the CT General Statures.

Neutral Arbitrator's Selection Committee 

See a list of committee members and contact information.

Grievance Arbitration Awards 

View arbitration awards.

Regulations and Policies 

View Board regulations.

Panel of Neutral Arbitrators for Binding Arbitration 

See the list of neutral arbitrators for binding arbitration under C.G.S. Section 7-473c.

Grievance Arbitration Services 

How to request grievance arbitration services.

Mediation Services 

How to request mediation services.


A description of the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration's (SBMA) mission statement, objectives, and public services. 

Board Members

Gerald T. Weiner, Esq.


Michael C. Culhane, Sr.

Permanent Management Member

Betty Kuehnel

Permanent Labor Member

Douglas A. Cho, Esq.


Dennis C. Murphy, Esq.

Deputy Chairman

Peter S. Carozza, Jr

Permanent Labor Member

Kenneth Baldyga

Permanent Management Member

Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations


The Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR) helps employers and employees resolve differences and craft agreements, safeguards employees’ rights to organize, and compels employers to abide by collective bargaining agreements and Connecticut’s wage and workplace standards.

For more information, visit the CSBLR page. 

Contact Information and Location

38 Wolcott Road map of location for Mediation and Arbitration

Mailing Address:
Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration
38 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109

Main Telephone:

(860) 263-6880

(860) 263-6899

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.