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Organized Labor Wins a Round: NLRB Eases the Way for Temporary Employees to Unionize

  • October 1, 2000

According to a recent Labor Board ruling, temporary employees who are supplied to your company by an agency and who work at your workplace may now more easily be included in a voting unit along with your regular employees if

  1. your company and the company supplying the temps are determined to be "joint employers"; and
  2. the temps share a "community of interest" with your regular employees.

Since temps are more likely to have less loyalty to your company, this decision could have significant implications on your ability to remain union-free.

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