• Home
    Home We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
  • Foundation
    Foundation Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • Show
    Show May 18-21, 2019 As the international foodservice marketplace, the National Restaurant Association Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - Micro-union decision alarms employers

Skip to navigation Skip to content

News & Research

Email Print
News RSS

Micro-union decision alarms employers

The National Restaurant Association this week joined with other business organizations in encouraging Congress to deny the National Labor Relations Board funds to implement a controversial decision that could allow unions to organize in the smallest units possible.

The NRA is concerned that the NLRB's controversial 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare -- currently under review in two federal appeals courts -- takes a new approach to determining bargaining units within a business. The decision overturns more than 50 years of precedent to allow unions to organize sub-segments of a workplace, business groups argue.

"The decision in this case allows unions to gerrymander a workplace to create micro-unions," the NRA and other leading business associations told Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in a June 12 letter. "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."

The NRA believes that fragmented bargaining units can hinder employer flexibility, make it harder to cross-train employees, and hurt business efficiency.

The business groups said they supported an effort by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to get the Senate Appropriations panel to restrict NLRB funding to implement the Specialty Healthcare decision. However, Graham's amendment to restrict NLRB funds fell short June 14 on a 15-15 tie vote.

Conserve RSS Healthcare RSS Conserve RSS

▲ Back to Top

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2017 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156