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Legislation seeks to outlaw ‘micro-unions’

Joe Mont | May 31, 2017

Newly refilled legislation, The Representation Fairness Restoration Act, would prohibit unions from forming “micro-unions,” individual bargaining units within the same company consisting of as few as two or three workers.

The bill, filed by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on May 24, would reverse a federal labor board’s Obama-era decision that allows unions to handpick small numbers of employees within a company in hopes of organizing them into small bargaining units “that fragment the workplace and make it nearly impossible for employers to manage.”

The bill would reinstate a nearly 80-year-old standard for determining which groups of employees should constitute an appropriate bargaining unit in the workplace.

“Common sense would tell you, and now experience has shown, that ‘micro-unions’ are a mistake, and I’m going to continue working to ensure...

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