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.
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. 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.