FTC Frowns On Unions For Ohio Home Health Aides

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has criticized Ohio's efforts to establish collective bargaining for independent home health care workers, saying the move is likely to foster anti-competitive conduct.

In comments submitted to Ohio State Sen. William J. Seitz on Feb. 14, staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics said that unionizing independent home health care providers, or IHCPs, would endorse anti-competitive conduct by permitting competing providers to agree on the prices they would accept for their services....
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