Tile Co.'s Sister Unit Is Bound To Union Deal, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (August 1, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit tossed a tile installation company's attempt to skirt collective bargaining agreement responsibilities by forming a second unit consisting of nonunionized workers, holding Thursday that the companies qualified as a single employer.

In its appeal of a Wisconsin federal judge's decision, Lippert Tile Company Inc. argued that it was up to the National Labor Relations Board, not a joint arbitration committee, to decide whether the nonunionized workers were bound by the labor agreement.

But the appellate court found that the Wisconsin company should've made...
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