Labor and Labor Relations

Actions by Labor Organizations

SECTION 28-8-1

§ 28-8-1. Capacity to sue on behalf of employees for contract violations.

Suits or actions at law for the violation by an employer of contracts of employment between the employer and his or her employees who are represented by a labor union as their legally constituted bargaining agent, and whose rights and duties as employees are set forth in a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and labor union, as the legal representative of the employees, may be brought in the name of the union for the benefit of the employees. This section applies to any previous violation or violation which may be made in the future by the employer; provided, that any action at law brought by the labor union for the benefit of the employees shall be subject to the provisions of §§ 9-1-15 – 9-1-24.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1955, ch. 3513, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-8-1.)