(a) The testimony shall be taken at the hearing and the board in its discretion may
upon notice take further testimony or hear argument. The testimony so taken or heard shall not be reduced to writing unless an appeal
is taken as provided in this chapter by an aggrieved party or unless a transcript
is required for proceedings in the superior court.
(b)(1) If upon all the testimony taken the board determines that the respondent has
engaged in or is engaging in any unfair labor practice, the board shall state its
findings of fact and shall issue and cause to be served on the respondent an order
requiring the respondent to cease and desist from the unfair labor practice, and to
take any further affirmative or other action that will effectuate the policies of
this chapter, including, but not limited to:
(i) Withdrawal of recognition from and refraining from bargaining collectively with
any employee organization or association, agency, or plan defined in this chapter
as a company union, or established, maintained, or assisted by any action defined
in this chapter as an unfair labor practice;
(ii) Awarding of back pay;
(iii) Reinstatement with or without back pay of any employee discriminated against
in violation of § 28-7-13, or maintenance of a preferential list from which the employee shall be returned
(iv) Reinstatement with or without back pay of all employees whose work has ceased
or whose return to work has been delayed or prevented as the result of the aforementioned
or any other unfair labor practice in respect to any employee or employees or maintenance
of a preferential list from which the employees shall be returned to work.
(2) The order may further require the person to make reports from time to time showing
the extent to which the order has been complied with.
(c) If upon all the testimony the board is of the opinion that the person or persons
named in the complaint have not engaged in or are not engaging in any unfair labor
practice, the board shall make its findings of fact and issue an order dismissing
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