A U.S. appeals court on Monday became the latest to approve
the National Labor Relations Board's test for certifying
bargaining units that include only certain groups of workers,
but said the agency erred in applying it to a so-called micro
union of winery employees.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals agreed with Constellation Brands U.S. Operations Inc,
represented by Jones Day, that the NLRB ignored similarities
between 46 cellar workers at its Woodbridge Winery in Acampo,
California who voted last year to join the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters and 18 "barrel department" employees
who were excluded despite having similar duties.
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