§28-7-4  Labor relations board – Creation – Appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of members. –

Published: 2015

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Labor and Labor Relations


Labor Relations Act

SECTION 28-7-4

   § 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

member succeeds.

   (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.)