Employers Should Plan For Micro-Union Fight After NLRB Win

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- With the Sixth Circuit handing the National Labor Relations Board a major victory on Thursday by affirming the agency's controversial Specialty Healthcare standard for determining an appropriate bargaining unit, attorneys say employers must now take steps to protect themselves from the proliferation of so-called micro-unions.

The appeals court's decision to uphold the board's August 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile — which held that an employer challenging a proposed bargaining unit on the basis that it improperly excludes certain employees is required...
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