Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 7
Labor Relations Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 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 that 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)  [Deleted by P.L. 2022, ch. 222, § 1 and P.L. 2022, ch. 310, § 1.]

(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; P.L. 2022, ch. 222, § 1, effective June 30, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 310, § 1, effective July 5, 2022.