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Department of Labor

Resolving labor disputes, enforcing labor laws, and managing the relationship between the City administration and City employee unions.

Department of Labor

What we do

The Department of Labor builds partnerships between management and the labor organizations representing City employees. As the City’s main point of contact for the labor community, we:

  • Handle negotiations between City unions and the City management.
  • Respond to unfair labor practice charges filed against the City.
  • Represent the City in union disputes.
  • Make sure employers with City contracts pay prevailing wages.
  • Resolve minimum-wage waiver requests.
  • Administer and enforce the City’s worker protection laws.

Our office has two units: the Office of Labor Relations (LR) and the Labor Policy Compliance (LPC) Program. LPC includes the Office of Labor Standards, the Living Wage Working Group, and the Office of Worker Protections.


City Hall
Room 205
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-0802 for Questions on Philadelphia Worker Protection Laws

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Richard Lazer
Deputy Mayor of Labor
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Name Job title Phone #
Candace S. Chewning Outreach and Communications Director, Office of Worker Protections
Manny Citron Chief of Staff
Perritti DiVirgilio Director, Office of Labor Standards
Monica Marchetti-Brock Director, Office of Labor Relations
Amanda Shimko Director, Office of Worker Protections
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