TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-7
Labor Relations Act

SECTION 28-7-22


§ 28-7-22 Testimony at hearing – Decision and orders.

(a) The testimony shall be taken at the hearing and the board in its discretion may upon notice take further testimony or hear argument. The testimony so taken or heard shall not be reduced to writing unless an appeal is taken as provided in this chapter by an aggrieved party or unless a transcript is required for proceedings in the superior court.

(b)(1) If upon all the testimony taken the board determines that the respondent has engaged in or is engaging in any unfair labor practice, the board shall state its findings of fact and shall issue and cause to be served on the respondent an order requiring the respondent to cease and desist from the unfair labor practice, and to take any further affirmative or other action that will effectuate the policies of this chapter, including, but not limited to:

(i) Withdrawal of recognition from and refraining from bargaining collectively with any employee organization or association, agency, or plan defined in this chapter as a company union, or established, maintained, or assisted by any action defined in this chapter as an unfair labor practice;

(ii) Awarding of back pay;

(iii) Reinstatement with or without back pay of any employee discriminated against in violation of § 28-7-13, or maintenance of a preferential list from which the employee shall be returned to work;

(iv) Reinstatement with or without back pay of all employees whose work has ceased or whose return to work has been delayed or prevented as the result of the aforementioned or any other unfair labor practice in respect to any employee or employees or maintenance of a preferential list from which the employees shall be returned to work.

(2) The order may further require the person to make reports from time to time showing the extent to which the order has been complied with.

(c) If upon all the testimony the board is of the opinion that the person or persons named in the complaint have not engaged in or are not engaging in any unfair labor practice, the board shall make its findings of fact and issue an order dismissing the complaint.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1941, ch. 1066, § 7; P.L. 1942, ch. 1247, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 28-7-22.)