NLRB Nixes Specialty Healthcare's 'Micro-Unit' Standard

Law360, New York (December 15, 2017, 7:48 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Friday overturned an Obama-era ruling allowing “micro-units” of workers to unionize in a decision split along party lines, lowering the bar for employers to expand bargaining units past the limits proposed by workers.

In a case involving a metal casting company, the Republican majority overturned the board’s 2011 Specialty Healthcare standard, which had required employers to show that workers they want included in a unit share an “overwhelming” community of interest with the union’s proposed organizing group.

The majority said...
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