FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2017
CONTACT: Ryan Williams
Workforce Fairness Institute Reacts To National Labor Relations Board Overruling Specialty Healthcare
Traditional Standard For Determining Bargaining Units Reinstated
Washington, D.C. – Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) spokesperson Heather Greenaway released the following statement today reacting to the National Labor Relations Board overruling Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile:
“In an effort to payback union bosses for campaign support, the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board concocted an entirely new standard for determining the make-up of bargaining units for union certification elections. The authorization of micro-unions allowed Big Labor to gerrymander workplaces into ad hoc bargaining units to increase successful election outcomes. In overruling this radical departure from decades of labor law precedent, the Board has reinstated the traditional standard for determining bargaining units in a win for employees and employers. While the Board’s action ensures a traditional bargaining standard is workplace policy for the foreseeable future, Congress must still act to permanently address the future threat of micro-unions by passing the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act and sending it to President Trump for his signature.”
“In a 3-2 decision involving PCC Structurals, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board overruled Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011) (Specialty Healthcare), and reinstated the traditional community-of-interest standard for determining an appropriate bargaining unit in union representation cases. The National Labor Relations Act provides that the Board must decide in each case whether the group of employees a union seeks to represent constitutes a unit that is ‘appropriate’ for collective bargaining.” (Press Release, “Board Overrules Specialty Healthcare, Eliminates ‘Overwhelming Community Of Interest’ Standard,” National Labor Relations Board, 12/15/17)
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