Cos. Must ID Supervisors Before Union Campaigns, Attys Say

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A recent D.C. Circuit ruling that a union election was not tainted despite early support for the union by nurses who were later deemed supervisors, underscores the importance of identifying supervisory employees before union organizing starts, attorneys say.

The appeals court on March 13 upheld the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that Veritas Health Services Inc. had committed an unfair labor practice by refusing to bargain with a union representing its registered nurses because charge nurses supported unionization before it was determined that they were supervisors....
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