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About the Vermont Labor Relations Board


The Vermont Labor Relations Board ("VLRB" "Board") is charged with resolving labor relations disputes under the State Employees Labor Relations Act, Municipal Employee Relations Act, Labor Relations for Teachers Act, State Labor Relations Act, Judiciary Employees Labor Relations Act, Independent Direct Support Providers Labor Relations Act, and Early Care and Education Providers Labor Relations Act.  The Board determines appropriate bargaining units, conducts representation elections, and adjudicates unfair labor practice charges in cases involving relations between employers (State of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges, University of Vermont, municipal employers, school districts, and small private employers) and their employees.  In addition, with respect to the State, State Colleges and UVM, the Board makes final determinations on employee grievances and aids in resolving disputes.  Further, there are other statutory provisions granting the Board jurisdiction to resolve disputes in various areas.

The Board consists of six citizen members paid on a per diem basis.  The Board has two employees, a full-time Executive Director, and a part-time Clerk.

The VLRB will continue to accept electronic filings, in all cases except Petitions for Election of Collective Bargaining Representative.  Because these Petitions for Election must be accompanied by sufficient showing of interest, the original must be filed with the Board to initiate the action.  Subsequent filings can be made electronically.