NLRB Affirms Jurisdiction Over Saint Xavier U Housekeepers

Law360, New York (April 7, 2017, 3:21 PM EDT) -- The Democratic members of the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday affirmed their jurisdiction over housekeepers at Catholic-affiliated Saint Xavier University despite the objections of acting board Chairman Philip Miscimarra, who argued that his colleagues are wading into unconstitutional waters.

Applying a test designed to avoid interfering with the religious mission of religiously affiliated institutions, members Mark Gaston Pearce and Lauren McFerran said the board can consider the Saint Xavier housekeepers’ union bid under the National Labor Relations Act because their jobs at the Chicago university...
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