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Business groups ask senators to overturn NLRB’s ‘micro-union’ decision (Read More…)

By Kevin Bogardus - 06/12/12

More than a half-dozen business groups are asking Senate appropriators to roll back a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that allows unions to form smaller bargaining units.

In a letter sent Tuesday, trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the International Franchise Association asked lawmakers to overturn an August 2011 ruling that they argue allows labor to create “micro-unions.”

“The micro-unions decision overturns more than 50 years of precedent and would create division in the workplace, increase operational complexities and costs, while also depriving employees of the flexibility and cross-training opportunities they seek. For example, under the micro-union decision organizers could cherry-pick a small segment of employees within one department of one location and target them in an organizing campaign,” said the letter.

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