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Labor Board Nixes Boeing S.C. Union Under ‘Micro Unit’ Test (3)

Sept. 9, 2019, 8:14 PMUpdated: Sept. 10, 2019, 4:07 PM

The federal labor board clarified its test for unionizing “micro units” of employees within a larger workforce in a Sept. 9 ruling that blocked a union from representing a small group of Boeing Co. technicians at a plant in South Carolina.

The decision deals a blow to organized labor’s efforts to unionize in Southern states via small bargaining units.

The NLRB set its current micro unit test its December 2017 ruling in PCC Structurals, which overturned an Obama-era standard that had made it easier to organize smaller units. Restating its micro unit test less than two years after setting...

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