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NLRB Rebuffs Union’s Bid to Reconsider Browning-Ferris Ruling

Feb. 12, 2021, 12:20 AM

A divided NLRB rejected a union request to reconsider its ruling that Browning-Ferris Industries isn’t jointly liable for workers at a California recycling facility that the company hired through a staffing firm.

The National Labor Relations Board’s Republican majority said Thursday that it already weighed arguments from an International Brotherhood of Teamsters affiliate prior to its decision last July. Thus, the board kept in place its finding that the staffing firm was the sole employer of the subcontracted workers at the company’s recycling plant.

The case captured national attention in 2015, when a Democrat-majority board expanded the standard for ...