Macy's Inc. and Local 1145, United Food and Commercial Workers Union

Issue: Labor/Employment
Agency: National Labor Relations Board

RLC's Position:
The RLC urged the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider its approval of a "microunion" comprised of the cosmetics and fragrances  departments and affirm that Specialty Healthcare is not the appropriate standard to determine bargaining units in the retail context.

Case Outcome: 
The NLRB found the cosmetics and fragrances employees are a readily identifiable group who share a community of interest and that the employer has not demonstrated that its other selling employees share an​ overwhelming community of interest with the cosmetics and fragrances employees. Under Specialty Healthcare, the petitioned-for unit is appropriate. 

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