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SECTION 28-10-1

   § 28-10-1  Mediation and conciliation bydirector. – It shall be the duty of the director of labor and training to do all in his orher power to promote the voluntary mediation and conciliation of controversiesand disputes between employers and employees, and to avoid resort to strikes,lockouts, boycotts, blacklists, discriminations, and legal proceedings in orarising out of controversies and disputes and matters of employment. Inpursuance of this duty, the director may, whenever he or she deems advisable,but subject to the approval of the governor, appoint a board of mediation andconciliation for the consideration and settlement of controversies anddisputes. The director shall prescribe rules of procedure for the mediation andconciliation, and the mediation and conciliation boards shall have the power toconduct investigations, to hold hearings, and to summon witnesses.