Republicans Introduce Bill to Scrap ‘Micro-Unions’

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Reprinted from The Hill by Lydia Wheeler on May 25, 2017.

Republicans are reigniting efforts to scrap a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that allows unions to organize employees in so-called micro-unions.

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) re-introduced the Representation Fairness Restoration Act this week to reverse the board’s 2011 ruling that adopted a new standard for determining appropriate bargaining units.

In the case of allowing a group of certified assistants at a nursing home to form a union, the board found that such unions are appropriate so long as they consist of a clearly identifiable group of employees who share a common interest. …

The Hill 5/25

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