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OSHA Rescinds Guidance Allowing Nonunion Employees to Select Union Representatives to Participate in OSHA Inspections

Posted in Department of Labor, Representation Elections, Unions
On April 25, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary released a memo withdrawing a 2013 interpretation that allowed nonunion employees to designate a union representative to participate in an OSHA inspection at their work site. In 2013, despite OSHA’s own regulations requiring that the employee representative be an actual employee of the employer… Continue Reading

OSHA Says Nonunion Employees Can Select Union Representatives to Participate in OSHA Inspections

Posted in Department of Labor, Representation Elections, Unions
A recent Occupational Safety and Health Act development could have significant impact on union organizing campaigns. In a Standard Interpretation letter dated February 21, 2013, OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard E. Fairfax wrote that nonunion employees can designate a union representative to participate in an OSHA inspection at their work site: The OSH Act authorizes participating… Continue Reading