If you hire lots of temporary employees and fear that they'll join with the regular staff to organize a union, we have good news: A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling makes that much more difficult. NLRB's ruling, which overturned a Clinton-era decision, doesn't completely ban temps from joining the union. But it says that both the temp agency and your organization must agree to the bargaining arrangement, which isn't likely. Find the ruling (Oakwood Care Center) at www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/shared_files/ weekly/w2975.htm.
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