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NLRB’s General Counsel Issues Guidance Following Board’s PCC Structurals, Inc. Decision

Posted in Micro Units, NLRB, NLRB Decisions, Representation Elections, Uncategorized
In December 2017, the Office of the General Counsel issued Memorandum OM 18-05. This memorandum followed the Board’s decision in PCC Structurals, Inc., 365 NLRB No. 160 (Dec. 15, 2017), which overruled Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011) and reinstated the traditional community-of-interest standard for determining the appropriateness of… Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Upholds NLRB’s Specialty Healthcare Decision Allowing Micro-Unions

Posted in Federal Court Litigation, NLRA, NLRB Decisions, Representation Elections
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Specialty Healthcare, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011), in which the Board overruled 20 years of practice regarding how it determines the "appropriate unit" in non-acute health care facilities. In addition, and more importantly, Specialty Healthcare permits unions to petition for smaller… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 19, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up, Micro Units, Social Media
NLRB Presses On with Duquesne Union Election: Bill Schackner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the NLRB denied Duquesne University a religious exemption it sought regarding the NLRB’s jurisdiction over it. The university cited a 1979 Supreme Court case in support of its position, but the Board noted that in 1982 the NLRB asserted jurisdiction… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 15, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up
Senate Rejects Attempt to Overturn Specialty Healthcare: Erik Wasson of The Hill reports that the Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee blocked a Republican effort to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s Specialty Healthcare allowing unions to petition for smaller, or "micro", bargaining units. The Republicans’ effort was defeated on a 15-15 vote, with one… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 14, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up
Sen. Graham to Propose Reversal of Specialty Healthcare: Kevin Bogardus of The Hill reports that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will propose a National Labor Relations Board amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill on Thursday. The measure would ban the use of federal funds to implement an August 2011 NLRB ruling, known… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 13, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up, Unions
Business Groups Petition Senators to Overturn Specialty Healthcare: Kevin Bogardus of The Hill writes that more than a half-dozen business groups sent a letter to senators asking them to pressure the National Labor Relations Board to overturn an August 2011 decision that allows unions to form smaller bargaining units. The business group asked the senators… Continue Reading