NLRB: Temporary Workers Can Join Bargaining Units with Regular Employees


OMA Connections Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, posts this:  “… The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) rendered its long-awaited opinion in Miller & Anderson, Inc. that, as many business groups feared, makes it easier for temporary employees (e.g., employees provided by staffing companies) to be placed in the same bargaining units as permanent employees. “… Now, employer consent is no longer required for potential bargaining units that combine jointly employed and solely employed employees of a single user employer. In other words, regular employees (employed directly by the owner of the business) and temporary employees (supplied by an outside temporary staffing agency) can be in the same bargaining unit – and therefore vote together on representation.” Read more from Barnes & Thornburg here.