NLRB Ruling Sets Stage For Mini Bargaining Units

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Of the three major rulings issued by the National Labor Relations Board on the eve of Chairman Wilma Liebman's departure, one decision — which sets a heightened standard for challenging narrow bargaining units — gives union organizing a dramatic boost, attorneys say.

The NLRB's decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, made public Aug. 30, overruled a 1991 decision and held that an employer that challenges a proposed bargaining unit on the basis that it improperly excludes certain employees is required to prove that...
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