Labor and Labor Relations
Labor Relations Act
§ 28-7-4 Labor relations board
Creation Appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of members.
(a) There is created in the department of labor and training a board to be
known as the Rhode Island state labor relations board which shall be composed
of seven (7) members who shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the
advice and consent of the senate. Each member of the board at the time of
appointment shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state
of Rhode Island, and shall be a qualified elector in the state. Three (3)
members of the board shall be representatives of labor, three (3) members shall
represent management, including at least one representative of local government
and one member shall be a representative of the public generally.
(b) No member of the board during this period of service
shall hold any other public office.
(c) The members of the board shall be appointed for terms of
six (6) years each, except that any individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall
be appointed for the unexpired term of the member whom the newly appointed
(d) The governor shall designate one member to serve as
chairperson of the board.
(e) Any member of the board may be removed by the governor
for inefficiency, neglect of duty, misconduct, or malfeasance in office, and
for no other cause, after being given a copy of the charges and an opportunity
to be publicly heard in person or by counsel.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1941, ch. 1066, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 28-7-4; P.L. 1978, ch. 255,
§ 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 263, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 226, § 1; P.L.
2000, ch. 109, § 30; P.L. 2004, ch. 6, § 30.)