3-18-5 Question on representative of employees--Petition for investigation or certification--Hear...
Question on representative of employees--Petition for investigation or certification--Hearing to ascertain representatives for formal recognition.
When a question concerning the
representative of employees is raised by the governmental agency, labor or employee organization,
or employees, the Department of Labor and Regulation or any person designated by it shall, at the
request of any of the parties, investigate such question and certify to the parties in writing, the name
or names of the representatives that have been designated or selected. The filing of a petition for the
investigation or certification of a representative of employees by any of the parties shall constitute
a question within the meaning of this section. In any such investigation, the department may provide
for an appropriate hearing, and shall take a secret ballot of employees to ascertain such
representatives for the purposes of formal recognition. If the department has certified a formally
recognized representative in a unit of employees as provided in § 3-18-4, it shall not be required to
consider the matter again for a period of one year unless it appears to it that sufficient reason exists.
Source: SL 1969, ch 88, § 7, subdiv 5; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 33, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.