The NLRB is going to re-institute “Micro Units.” Here’s what you need to know…
Labor law in the United States (under the National Labor Relations Board) swings like a pendulum whenever the political party controlling the White House changes.
With the PRO Act stalled in Congress and President Biden vowing to be “the most pro-union President in American history,” his appointees at the National Labor Relations Board are working full time to fulfill his vow, signaling a host of changes that will make it more difficult for employers and their employees to remain union-free.
One such change is the likely return to “micro units.”
In this episode of Union Free Radio, host Peter List provides the definition to such labor relations concepts as “bargaining units,” “community of interest,” as well as the background to “micro units” and why they are bad for both employers and unions.
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Articles and resources cited in this episode:
- The Relevance of Coherence | Joseph Raz
- NLRB Invites Briefs Regarding Appropriate Bargaining Units | Dec. 7, 2021
- Definition: Bargaining unit | Legal Information Institute
- Definition: Community of Interest Law and Legal Definition | USLegal.com
- 29 CFR § 103.30 – Appropriate bargaining units in the health care industry. | Legal Information Institute
- What’s Appropriate: The NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare | Littler Mendelson P.C.
- National Labor Relations Board to decide whether labor organizers can use ‘micro union’ targets 
- Divide, Conquer & Destroy: NLRB Region Unleashes Micro-Unit On Retailer 
- Bergdorf Goodman Sales Associates From Separate Shoe Departments Lacked Community of Interest: NLRB | Practical Law
- Employer business establishments in the U.S. 2019, by employment size | Statista
- More Starbucks stores file for unionization over the past two weeks