Summary

A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide for appropriate designation of collective bargaining units. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Nov 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide for appropriate designation of collective bargaining units.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Representation Fairness Restoration Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT.

Section 9(b) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(b)) is amended by striking the first sentence and inserting the following: ``In each case, prior to an election, the Board shall determine, in order to ensure to employees the fullest freedom in exercising the rights guaranteed by this Act, the unit appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining. Unless otherwise stated in this Act, excluding acute health care facilities, the unit appropriate for purposes of collective bargaining shall consist of employees that share a sufficient community of interest. In determining whether employees share a sufficient community of interest, the Board shall consider (1) similarity of wages, benefits, and working conditions; (2) similarity of skills and training; (3) centrality of management and common supervision; (4) extent of interchange and frequency of contact between employees; (5) integration of the work flow and interrelationship of the production process; (6) the consistency of the unit with the employer's organizational structure; (7) similarity of job functions and work; and (8) the bargaining history in the particular unit and the industry. To avoid the proliferation or fragmentation of bargaining units, employees shall not be excluded...

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Bill Summary

A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide for appropriate designation of collective bargaining units.

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