Bargaining Units

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Micro Bargaining Units Headed to Retailers

The NLRB has affirmed the certification of a micro bargaining unit at a Macy’s retail store. Macy’s Inc. and Local 1445, UFCW, 361 NLRB No. 4 (July 22, 2014) The certified unit consists solely of roughly 40 cosmetics and...more

NLRB Upholds Petitioned-For “Micro-Unit” at Boston-Area Macy's Store as Appropriate Under Specialty Healthcare

Earlier this week, in a 3-1 decision in Macy's Inc., the NLRB applied its controversial Specialty Healthcare decision in upholding as appropriate a bargaining unit that consists of 41 employees in the cosmetics and fragrances...more

Northwestern Football Players and Academic Medical Centers: The Other Shoe Has Dropped

In a move that has surprised many, but not all, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watchers and collegiate football fans, Chicago-area NLRB regional director Peter Sung Ohr has determined that Northwestern University...more

Academic Medical Centers: Musings on the Lives of College Football Players and Hospital House Staff

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity – both are marked by their ability to see connections where others see only differences. The recent filing of a representation petition on behalf of...more

What To Expect From The NLRB In 2014

The NLRB is back in business. After several years in the weeds, there is now a fully constituted Board, a confirmed General Counsel and no questions as to the legitimacy of any appointments....more

Labor Law - The Basics 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS: I. The NLRA and the NLRB II. NLRB Regional Offices III. Unions and Elections IV. Appropriate Units – Community of Interest A. Statutory Exclusion 1. Agricultural Employees 2....more

Workplace Policy Institute – A Special Labor Day 2013 Report: Is Labor Poised For Rebirth?

In This Publication: - Introduction - New Face of the NLRB - Bargaining Unit Determination - Other precedent-changing Decisions - New NLRB Members - NLRB General counsel ...more

Labor Board Likely Emboldened Following Sixth Circuit Decision Paving the Way for Micro-Units

On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the National Labor Relations Board's decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, affirming that the Board has...more

Legal Alert: 6th Circuit Affirms NLRB, Requires "Overwhelming Community Of Interest" To Challenge Bargaining Units

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Specialty Healthcare, which requires employers to prove employees share an "overwhelming community of interest" to...more

Sixth Circuit Upholds Board’s Decision in Specialty Healthcare

In the first judicial challenge to the NLRB’s Specialty Healthcare decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld the Board....more

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