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IAM Losses First Round of Micro-Unit Fight with Nissan

Posted in Elections
On June 11, 2021, the NLRB Regional Director rejected the IAM’s petition to represent 87 tool and die technicians out of about 4,300 production and maintenance employees at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant.  As reported on this blog, the IAM filed a micro-unit petition earlier this year.  The NLRB Regional Director held a 10-day evidentiary hearing… Continue Reading

General Counsel’s New Procedures for Bargaining Unit Determinations Will Impact Pending Representation Cases

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing
On the heels of the NLRB’s recent decision changing the approach to determining whether a proposed bargaining unit is appropriate, the NLRB General Counsel issued a memorandum explaining how regional offices around the country should apply that decision to pending election cases.   As we discussed on this blog last week, the NLRB’s recent decision in PCC… Continue Reading

Student Assistants at Private Colleges and Universities Can Unionize

Posted in Union Organizing
Last week, the NLRB majority ruled that undergraduate and graduate students providing services as teaching or research assistants at private colleges and universities could be “employees” of their school within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act. Therefore, these students could collectively bargain with their school.  The NLRB’s holding marks another chapter in the… Continue Reading