NLRB Stance On 'Micro-Units' Sets Up Food Industry Fights

Law360, New York (August 18, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT) -- An ongoing fight over a National Labor Relations Board ruling that faulted Nestle Dryer's Ice Cream Co. for refusing to bargain with a so-called micro-unit serves as a prime example of how the board's stance on small bargaining units could affect food manufacturers, attorneys say. 

The U.S. Supreme Court's Noel Canning decision, invalidating three of President Barack Obama's appointments to the NLRB, threw into question scores of board decisions made between January 2012 and August 2013. Among those that will be reviewed is the NLRB's May 2012 decision that Nestle had violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to...

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