A major goal of the Board is to offer extensive educational and research services to labor relations practitioners to more effectively promote productive labor relations. Toward that end, the Board issues publications for the use of the parties that come before it, conducts training sessions, sponsors labor relations conferences and continues to update its website. Further, the Board maintains a labor library in its offices, the Bill Kemsley, Sr. Library. The Kemsley library contains books, reference materials, and periodicals on labor law, labor relations, labor history and labor studies. It is open for the use of the public during the Board’s office hours.
The next round of Vermont Labor Relations Board trainings will be held on October 10, October 17, October 24 and October 31. The October 24th training session, Dealing with Discipline and Other Difficult Issues in Administering Contracts, has reached the maximum number of registrants. However, there is another date - October 31 - for the same training session. These sessions are designed to provide labor relations practitioners with a working knowledge of substantive law as well as practice and procedure. Board Executive Director Timothy Noonan will be the trainer. The sessions will be held in the Labor Relations Board hearing room, 13 Baldwin Street, Montpelier. A link to the registration form is provided below.
The Board continues its participation in the Association of Labor Relations Agencies (“ALRA”), the association of impartial government agencies and private non-profit agencies in the United States and Canada responsible for administering labor relations laws or services. The Board also continues its involvement in the New England Consortium of State Labor Relations Agencies. Staff and Board members have attended conferences hosted by each of these organizations to receive current information in the labor relations field.