DC Circ. Rebuffs Attack On NLRB Health Care Rule

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday shot down a New Mexico hospital's challenge to a “wall-to-wall” union bargaining unit that included professional and nonprofessional workers, rejecting its claim that a National Labor Relations Board rule on health care industry bargaining units was illegal.

San Miguel Hospital Corp. launched a “blizzard” of arguments aimed at NLRB unfair labor practice orders, but the appeals court said the hospital's assault seemed to be no more than a stall tactic. 

“It might be appropriate to suggest that in appellate argument, the...
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