Labor Relations Board, Rhode Island State

Contact Information

Robyn Hohenemser-Golden

1511 Pontiac Ave., Bldg. #73, 2nd Fl., Cranston, RI, 02920
(401) 462-8771
(401) 462-8776
[email protected]

The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board is an autonomous board, housed within the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. In accordance with Rhode Island General Law § 28-7-4, the Governor, with Senate consent, appoints the seven members of the Labor Relations Board. Three (3) members of the Board shall be representatives of labor, three (3) members shall represent management, including at least one representative of local government, and one member shall be a representative of the general public. The members of the Board are appointed for a term of six (6) years each.
The Labor Relations Board administers and enforces the provisions of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Act (Rhode Island General Law Chapter 28-7) and its amendments, which deal with labor-management relations. The Board is responsible for determining the appropriateness of collective bargaining units, for certifying employee’s representatives, and has the authority to remedy and prevent unfair labor practices.

Title Name Phone Number Email
Administrator Thomas A. Hanley 401-462-8771 [email protected]
Programming Services Officer Lisa L. Ribezzo 401-462-8775 [email protected]
Attorney for the Board Jeffrey W. Kasle Esq. 401-462-8775
Representing Labor Scott G. Duhamel 401-462-8775
Representing Labor Stan Israel 401-462-8775
Representing Management - Local Government Kenneth B. Chiavarini 401-462-8775
Representing Management Henry F. Winthrop 401-462-8775
Representing Management - Chairman Walter J. Lanni 401-462-8775
Representing - Public Generally Aronda R. Kirby (401)-462-8775

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