Cristal USA Inc., (2017)

Docket Number:08-RC-188482
 
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Cristal USA, Inc. and International Chemical Workers Union Council of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Petitioner. Case 08–RC–188482

May 10, 2017

ORDER

BY CHAIRMAN MISCIMARRA AND MEMBERS PEARCE

AND MCFERRAN

The Employer’s request for review of the Regional Director’s Decision and Direction of Election is denied as it raises no substantial issues warranting review.

Dated, Washington, D.C. May 10, 2017

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Mark Gaston Pearce, Member

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Lauren McFerran, Member

(SEAL) NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

CHAIRMAN MISCIMARRA, dissenting.

I would grant review of the Regional Director’s finding that a bargaining unit consisting of Plant 2 South warehouse employees, excluding Plant 2 South production employees and Plant 2 North production employees, is appropriate. The Regional Director applied Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011), enfd. sub nom. Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC v. NLRB, 727 F.3d 552 (6th Cir. 2013) (“Specialty Healthcare”), in upholding the exclusion of the Plant 2 production employees, and I believe Specialty Healthcare was wrongly decided for the reasons ex-

pressed in Macy’s, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 4, slip op. at 22– 33 (2014) (Member Miscimarra, dissenting).

Additionally, although Plant 2 North and Plant 2 South are located on opposite sides of a public road, the facilities are functionally integrated to achieve the production of titanium dioxide. For example, Plant 2 North and Plant 2 South are connected by an underground system of pipes, and Plant 2 North’s production of another chemical, titanium tetrachloride, is subject to further processing in Plant 2 South. The warehouse employees in Plant 2 South and the production employees in Plant 2 North and Plant 2 South wear the same uniform, use similar protective...

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