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Union Shield Following Ownership Change Upheld by Labor Board

June 29, 2022, 7:32 PM

A divided National Labor Relations Board upheld its rule temporarily shielding unions from efforts to eject them following a change in ownership at a company.

In a 2-1 decision, an NLRB panel rejected a Puerto Rico hospital’s challenge to the board’s 2011 decision reinstating and modifying its successor bar doctrine, which gives a union an irrebuttable presumption of majority support from workers for at least six months after control of a business changes hands.

“There is simply no reason to revisit sound Board doctrine in this case,” the panel’s two Democratic members said in the Tuesday ruling. “It is ...