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SECTION 28-10-3

   § 28-10-3  "Labor dispute" defined. –(a) "Labor dispute" includes any controversy concerning terms or conditions ofemployment, or concerning the association or representation of persons innegotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing, or seeking to arrange terms orconditions of employment, regardless of whether or not the disputants stand inthe proximate relation of employer and employee.

   (b) "Labor dispute" does not include any controversy arisingout of a demand that an employer recognize or bargain with a labor organizationwhile another labor organization is the representative of employees in the unitas certified by the state labor relations commission or the national laborrelations board, prior to the conduct of a new investigation and certificationof representatives by the commission or board, or when a bona fide union has avalid existing contract made at a time prior to any current dispute when itrepresented a majority of the employees covered by the contract.