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|Wednesday, June 13, 2012||11:52|
Arlington, VA – (drinks media wire) - Tomorrow, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will join associations representing industries that employ millions of Americans to discuss how the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) micro-union decision will create division in the workplace and undermine job creation.
Teleconference Details are as Follows:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Topic: How the NLRB’s flawed micro-union hurts employers and employees and what the Senate Appropriations Committee can do to stop it.
When: 12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT
Who: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Katherine Lugar, EVP, Public Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association
Jay Perron, VP of Government Relations & Public Policy, International Franchise Association
Angelo Amador, VP, Labor and Workforce Policy, National Restaurant Association
Jason Schwartz, Partner, Gibson Dunn, Retail Litigation Center
Dial: (866) 735-2403
Conference ID: 91219053
NOTE: Participants are urged to dial in five minutes early to avoid delays.
Earlier today, organizations representing millions of U.S. employers sent a letter to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking them to take action before to stop the spread of micro-unions while legal appeals progress.
About the Micro-Union Decision:
Micro-unions are the result of the NLRB’s 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision.
The micro-unions decision redefines what the NLRB views as a proper bargaining unit and allows union organizers to gerrymander a workplace by cherry-picking small groups of employees within a larger workforce to form a micro-union.
The micro-unions decision overturns more than 50 years of precedent and would create division in the workplace, increase operational complexities and costs, while also depriving employees of the flexibility and cross-training opportunities they seek.
For example, under the micro-union decision organizers could cherry-pick a small segment of employees within one department of one location and target them in an organizing campaign. In fact, this has already happened.
As predicted, the NLRB has recently applied the Specialty Healthcare standard beyond the original scope of non-acute healthcare facilities. The Board and it’s regional directors have cleared the way for micro unions in a variety of industry sectors, including the women’s shoe department at a Bergdorf Goodman store, maintenance employees at a Nestle-Dryer Ice Cream plant, and behind the counter employees at a DTG car rental location.
Given the process by which the NLRB reached the micro-union decision, a representation case, those who stand to be negatively affected have little immediate recourse. Legislative action is the only way to halt widespread application of the decision while legal appeals progress.
Attn Media - Please consider joining tomorrow's conference call including the National Restaurant Association's Vice President of Labor and Workforce Policy, Angelo Amador.
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