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December 26, 2017

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U.S. Chamber urges D.C. Circuit to overturn NLRB’s approval of micro bargaining unit

February 02, 2017

The U.S. Chamber argued that the D.C. Circuit should grant Volkswagen’s petition to set aside an order of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) concluding that a bargaining unit consisting of maintenance employees at Volkswagen’s plant was an appropriate bargaining unit under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).

The brief argues that the NLRB’s approval of such “micro units” in Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, which it has subsequently applied in this and several other cases, is contrary to Section 9 of the NLRA and will have an adverse effect on a wide range of industries.

The brief was filed jointly with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, National Retail Federation, National Federation of Independent Business, National Association of Manufacturers, and HR Policy Association.

Kurt G. Larkin and Ronald E. Meisburg of Hunton & Williams LLP served as counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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