Posted on | April 16, 2012 |
Here’s a summary of recent events:
United Staff was part of making labor history in March by participating in two days of hearings before the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB). There have not been two unions present for a hearing before the labor board in Vermont.
Will there be an election for staff at UVM in the near future? The VLRB could rule as soon as April 27th.
As a result of the hearings the VLRB will make a ruling as to the appropriateness of the bargaining unit proposed by the VT-NEA. The VLRB will either approve the unit as defined, or they will reject the unit as not an appropriate unit based on their ruling.
If they rule in favor of the small clerical staff unit of ~400 employees there could be an election with a choice of two unions on the ballot for all of the clerical staff before June 15th, 2012. Again, another first in Vermont.