Senate Bill 201, introduced by Senator Jack Walsh, amends the Delaware Public Employment Relations Act to apply to employers with less than 100 employees and as few as 10.
Further, it requires the Public Employment Relations Board to either to issue written decisions following hearings on unfair labor practice allegations within 180 days of the close of the record, or, if the Board requires more time to issue its decision, it must provide a written notice to the parties advising of the same within the 180 day period and every 30 days thereafter.
The Delaware Public Employment Relations Board is a quasi-judicial agency whose mission is to promote harmonious and cooperative relationships between public employers and their represented employees by enforcing the State’s collective bargaining laws. PERB is charged with resolving disputes by:
- Defining appropriate bargaining units and conducting elections in which public employees may choose whether and which employee organization they want to represent them in collective bargaining.
- Investigating and deciding unfair labor practice charges.
- Providing mediation, fact-finding and interest arbitration to assist public employers and employee representatives in resolving labor disputes and negotiations.
- Providing advisory opinions through the issuance of declaratory statements to resolve scope of bargaining and potential unfair labor practice questions.
|Senate Bill 201 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Walsh, Lockman, Mantzavinos, McBride, Townsend|
|Osienski, Carson, Cooke, Griffith, Heffernan, Kowalko, Longhurst, Minor-Brown|
|Current Status: Senate Labor|