This scheme deals with two issues:
First, it involves union representation issues. A labor organization or MWAA files a petition about labor representation, and, if the Representation Matters Panel believes a question of representation exists, the Panel schedules a hearing. The hearing finds whether a certified union is representative of the majority of employees, and determines similar issues (See MWAR 2.5).
Secondly, it involves unfair labor practices. The Unfair Labor Practices Panel adjudicates negotiability disputes and unfair labor practices charges. For negotiability disputes, the Panel ("ULPP") may issue a reasoned statement deciding whether an item is negotiable, and also may order corrective actions. MWAR § 2.10(6)(a). For unfair labor practice charges, the ULPP hears disputes and issues binding decisions. The ULPP has broad remedial powers, including cease-and-desist orders, reinstatement with or without back pay, and other orders. A ULPP order is binding unless a party disputes the order by seeking review by the proper Virginia Circuit Court within 30 days of the order. MWAR § 2.13.
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