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Welcome to the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board
 


The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Act is found at Title28, Chapter 7 of the Rhode Island General Laws. The public policy of the State of Rhode Island, as it relates to labor relations, is to encourage the practice and procedure of collective bargaining, and to protect employees in the exercise of full freedom of association, self organization and designation of representatives of their own choosing for purpose of collective bargaining, or mutual aid and protection, free from the interference, restraint or coercion of their employers.

The Board

The RI State Labor Relations Board is a seven (7) member autonomous Board housed within the Department of Labor and Training. Neither the Director of the Department of Labor and Training, nor any board or other agency shall in any way review, modify or reverse any decision or finding of the Board, or supervise or control the Board, in its exercise of its powers, or performance of its duties, as defined by law. The Board is comprised of seven (7) members who are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Three (3) members of the Board are appointed to represent labor, three (3) members of the Board are appointed to represent management, including at least one (1) representative of local government, and one (1) member of the Board is appointed as a representative of the public generally. The Board Member's appointments are for terms of six (6) years; the Governor designates one member to serve as Chairperson of the Board. Two (2) members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer/program.
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Administrator
Robyn H. Golden

Board Members
All terms expire August, 2014

Walter J. Lanni,
Chairperson

Representing Management

Elizabeth S. Dolan
Representing Management

Scott G. Duhamel
Representing Labor

Frank J. Montanaro
Representing Labor

Marcia B. Reback
Representing Labor

Peder A. Schaefer
Representing Management
and Local Government

Bruce A. Wolpert
Representing Public