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Seasonal Workers at NYC Park Eligible to Unionize, NLRB Rules

March 24, 2022, 10:28 PM

A divided National Labor Relations Board rejected a Manhattan public park operator’s challenge to a decision allowing seasonal stage technicians to vote for union representation.

The two Democrats on a three-member NLRB panel Thursday denied Little Island’s request to review a regional director’s ruling that authorized the proposed bargaining unit, finding that the seasonal workers had a reasonable expectation of future employment with the park operator.

The board’s order casts a spotlight on legal issues involved in determining whether seasonal and other intermittent workers can form a union.

Little Island operates a 2.4-acre public park located in the Hudson River ...