HB 2926 - DIGEST

Authorizes a petition to be filed with the commission by a person claiming to be aggrieved because the exercise of his or her right under RCW 49.36.010, or under any statute, treaty, or agreement of the United States, to form, join, or assist, or to seek to form, join, or assist, a labor organization, has been interfered with, restrained, or coerced by another. Such a petition must be filed within six months of the alleged interference, restraint, or coercion.

Provides that, upon receiving a petition under this act, the chair of the commission shall request the appointment of an administrative law judge under Title 34 RCW to hear the petition in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW, and shall cause to be issued and served in the name of the commission a written notice, together with a copy of the petition, requiring the respondent to appear at a hearing before the administrative law judge, at a time and place to be specified in the notice.

Directs the administrative law judge, within thirty days after the conclusion of the hearing, to issue and file with the commission findings of fact determining whether the petitioner's rights have been interfered with, restrained, or coerced. The commission shall cause the findings to be served to the petitioner and respondent in an order in the name of the commission.