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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

IAM Files Election Petition for 87 Nissan Tennessee Workers – Another Micro-Unit Test for the Auto Industry

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers filed an NLRB election petition to represent 87 tool and die maintenance technicians at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee auto plant.  At the Smyrna facility, Nissan employs approximately 4,300 production and maintenance workers.  The IAM union is trying to slice a very small group out of the whole.  The… Continue Reading

NLRB Sets UAW Vote at VW for June 12-14

Posted in Union Organizing
The NLRB has approved a stipulated election agreement between Volkswagen and the UAW for a vote to be held from June 12 through June 14.  Close to 1,800 production and maintenance VW employees at the Chattanooga facility will be eligible to vote in the election.  Polling times are spread across three days with the vote… Continue Reading

Another NLRB Course Reversal: Union Organizing in “Micro-Units”

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
In the final days of Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s (R) term, we have seen a flurry of decisions that reverse the outcome of cases decided during the Obama Board years. Friday, the last day of Chairman Miscimarra’s term, was no different.  In the NLRB majority’s sights this time was the union-friendly Specialty Healthcare decision that made… Continue Reading

Top 5 Labor Law Developments of 2016

Posted in NLRB
Well, 2016 is finally in the history books. It was certainly a momentous year for labor law.  Here is my take on the five most significant developments in 2016: Donald Trump Elected President.  As explained in my post-election post, there are two vacant seats on the NLRB and Member Miscimarra’s (R) term is expiring in… 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