posted on May, 23 2012 @ 06:22 AM
Divide, Conquer &
Destroy: NLRB Region Unleashes Micro-Unit On Retailer
Posted by LaborUnionReport (Diary)
Monday, May 21st at 9:00PM EDT -- RS Redstate
A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board Region 2 in New York City has created a controversial and potentially awkward situation.
Apparently they are "allowing" a Union to attempt to organize some salespeople in a specific department in a store where other departments have
salespeople selling different goods.
The label is a "Micro Union".
Sounds confusing but,
Link to the
Link to the NLRB decision
The NLRB is a Government Agency
.... One decision, though, that the NLRB issued last year that has been discussed with little understanding by the general public (including many
small businesses) is the ability for unions to now unionize “micro unions (or units).”
Simply put, the NLRB now allows small, distinct groups of employees to unionize within a workplace, even if the vast majority of employees working
around the small group don’t want to unionize. Further, under the NLRB’s new, micro-union concept, it is very easy for multiple unions to now
unionize multiple small distinct groups of employees.
Now, under a recent decision under the NLRB’s Region 2 in New York City, the NLRB has ruled that the shoe salespeople within a large department
store are eligible to vote to unionize, despite the fact that the entire store is populated by salespeople.
In New York City, Local 1102 of the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union has targeted the shoe salespeople on the second and fifth floors for
unionization at Neiman Marcus’ Bergdorf Goodman store. While Bergdorf Goodman argued that, if there is to be a union, all salespeople should have
the right to vote, the NLRB disagrees.