Labor law: employer must show a majority favor union decertification.

Position:Highlands Hosp. v. NLRB - Brief article

A group of nurses began a decertification campaign, that is, they circulated a petition they believed would result in the union no longer being officially recognized as the nurses' representative in the hospital, two years after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had certified the union as the hospital's nurses' bargaining agent.

Hospital management took the position that the petition proved a majority of the hospital's nurses no longer wished to be represented by the union and announced that the hospital no longer recognized the union. Then the hospital announced a pay increase for all nurses without consulting with the union.

Hospital management was guilty of unfair labor practices, according to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...

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