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Board Member Opening

The Labor Relations Review Panel is seeking nominations of individuals who would be interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB). The Board consists of six members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for a term of six years or for the member’s unexpired term from a list of nominees presented by the Labor Relations Review Panel.  3 V.S.A. §921(a).

The Vermont Labor Relations Board determines appropriate bargaining units, conducts union representation elections, adjudicates unfair labor practice charges, and hears grievances in cases involving relations between employers and employees of the State of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges, University of Vermont, municipalities, school districts, and small private operations.  Members of the Board receive $125.00 per day in compensation for time spent in performance of their duties.  The Chair or the Chair of a Board panel receive $175.00 per day in compensation in performance of their duties as Chair.  Both receive reimbursement for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.  3 V.S.A. §921(d).

Board members must serve at hearings which are conducted in Montpelier and assist in special projects as determined by the Labor Board Chair or Executive Director. For more details on the role of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, review Vermont statutes, 3 V.S.A. §921, et seq.

If you or someone you know would like to be considered to serve on the VLRB, please notify Roger Van Tassel in the Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner’s Office, at labor.commissioner@vermont.gov by the close of business on November 4, 2022. Please be sure to provide the nominee’s full name, an email or phone number, and a short bio.

About the 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.

Due to the enduring COVID-19 Pandemic, 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.