VLRB Training Sessions
Our next round of training sessions will be held on October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 14 and November 15. The October 17, October 24, October 31 and November 14 training sessions are now fully booked with registrants. If you have already registered for these sessions, you are set to attend them, but we will not be accepting any other registrants for these dates. However, we are scheduling another date - November 15 - for the training session on dealing with discipline and other difficult issues in administering contracts to accommodate those who were not able to attend a session on the previous three dates. The November 15 session will begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. Executive Director Timothy Noonan will conduct the trainings. Lunch will be provided. Please use the attached revised Registration Form if you would like to attend. You are not registered until payment is received. Refunds are not granted, but substitutions are welcome. If you have questions, contact the VLRB at (802) 828-2700.
The Vermont Labor Relations Board administers the Vermont State Employees Labor Relations Act ( 3 V.S.A. Section 901 et seq., enacted in 1969), Vermont Judiciary Employees Labor Relations Act, 3 V.S.A. Section 1010 st seq., the Vermont State Labor Relations Act (21 V.S.A. Section 1501 et seq., enacted in 1967), the Vermont Municipal Employee Relations Act (21 V.S.A. Section 1721 et seq., enacted in 1973), and the Vermont Labor Relations For Teachers Act (16 V.S.A. Section 1981 et seq., enacted in 1969).
The Board, similar to other state labor relations boards, determines appropriate bargaining units, conducts union representation elections, and adjudicates unfair labor practice charges in cases involving relations between employers and employees under the Board’s jurisdiction - i.e., State of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges, University of Vermont, municipalities, school districts, and small private operations. In addition to this traditional work of labor relations boards, the VLRB, unlike other state labor relations boards, also arbitrates grievances of employees under the State Employees Labor Relations Act. The Board makes final determinations on grievances of employees of the State of Vermont, the Vermont State Colleges and the University of Vermont. The Board also provides assistance in resolving negotiations impasses under the State Employees Labor Relations Act, and decides various other types of appeals pursuant to miscellaneous statutory provisions.