NLRB's Shakeup Of Health Care Bargaining Units

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT) -- On Dec. 22, the National Labor Relations Board issued to interested parties a notice and invitation to file briefs in its consideration of Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile.[1]

The case itself involves a dispute over the appropriate unit for collective bargaining within a nursing home; specifically, while the Steelworkers Union petitioned to represent a unit comprised solely of certified nursing assistants (CNAs), the employer — pointing to the board’s 1991 decision in Park Manor Care Center — argued that a traditional wall-to-wall unit of...
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