Kentucky River Ruling Incites Union Fury

Law360, New York (October 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a long-awaited decision that has labor unions up in arms, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled in the so-called Kentucky River cases that full-time "charge nurses" should be considered supervisors, rendering them ineligible for union protections under federal law.

The ruling, handed down Tuesday, was issued in the case of Oakwood Healthcare, one of three cases known as the Kentucky River cases because they were intended to clarify issues raised in a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court case involving Kentucky River Community Care Inc....
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