Court Affirms Workers' Rights to Determine Size of Bargaining Units

August 23, 2013

In a ruling last week, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2011 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that said people in unions can organize smaller units of workers, rejecting Specialty Healthcare's claim that the NLRB overstepped its bounds. The company originally attempted to prevent a group of nursing assistants from forming a union without also including other, nonprofessional employees.  

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