Employers Should Plan for Micro-Union Fight After NLRB Win
Aug.15.2013 — Law360
New York-based Labor & Employment Group partner, Jeffrey Pagano is quoted in Law360's coverage of a decision by the Sixth Circuit to uphold the National Labor Relations Board's Specialty Healthcare standard for determining an appropriate bargaining unit. The article explores the impact of this decision on employers as it relates to "micro-unions." Pagano remarks, "Employers should strive for commonality among all classifications, which structurally from an organizational standpoint means flattening out management structures and making more employees report to fewer managers. The traditional concepts of common supervision, common hours, and common terms and conditions of employment have to be carefully focused upon to broaden the unit."