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Supreme Court Rules Against Labor Board on Supervisory Status of Nurses

  • July 7, 2001

On May 29, the U. S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on an issue of great importance for health care employers struggling to maintain management rights in the face of aggressive union efforts to organize health care workers. The Court considered for the second time in seven years whether the National Labor Relations Board had misinterpreted the law in determining that nurses were "employees" as opposed to "supervisors." For the second time, the Court has ruled the Labor Board misapplied the law. For more information and practical advice about how to use this new decision to remain or become union-free, review our Health Care Employer newsletter article on this subject.

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