This comment examines the newly promulgated rule by the National Labor Relations Board which states that there are eight presumptively appropriate bargaining units for the health care industry. The history of the National Labor Relations Act and the unique nature of the hospital setting are considered in the context of employee unionization. This comment explores the validity of the NLRB's rule and concludes that there is sound analytical foundation for the continuation of the units, and that each is appropriate in the context of the health care environment.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
"Collective Bargaining Units in the Health Care Industry: The NLRB and Rulemaking,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 12:
1, Article 1.
Rhonda Ferrero-Patten, Comment, Collective Bargaining Units in the Health Care Industry: The NLRB and Rulemaking, 12 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 135 (1991).