NLRB Approves Medical Residents’ Right To Unionize

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has paved the way for a group of resident physicians at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York to unionize, issuing a split decision upholding a ruling finding the residents are employees, not students.

A three-member panel on June 3 declined to review an NLRB regional director’s decision granting some 280 residents at St. Barnabas the right to vote on joining the Committee of Interns and Residents of the Service Employees International Union.

The NLRB majority, made up of President Barack Obama...
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