Introducing “micro unions”

by Walter Olson on April 1, 2011

New plans at the National Labor Relations Board alarm some employers.

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1 Chris Hoey 04.01.11 at 3:47 pm

At one point this tactic was called “extent of organization,” and was considered to be invalid as against the statutory scheme of Section 9 of the NLRA. It was used extensively in the early 60’s by the so called Kennedy and later Johnson Board. As an example of the ridiculous extremes, at one of my clients, a garment maker, the NLRB included the fabric cutters who cut 1″ and over strap widths were in the unit, while those who cut 1/2″ were excluded, notwithstanding the fact their machines were intermingled on the production floor.
The client closed the plant before the absurdity could be tested in the courts.

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