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PCC Structurals Welders Again Win Bid to Join Union (1)

May 14, 2018, 10:54 AMUpdated: May 14, 2018, 4:40 PM

PCC Structurals Inc. must recognize a labor bargaining unit of some 100 welders at three of its Oregon facilities, a National Labor Relations Board regional director said.

The ruling is a reversal of fortunes for the Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer, which in December had persuaded the NLRB to ditch its controversial Specialty Healthcare decision from 2011 and reset the test for determining the appropriate size of a unit of workers that can vote to unionize. That ruling restored the traditional “community of interest” standard for determining a bargaining unit and was seen as a potential limiting factor on unions’ ability to...

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