REPRESENTATION ISSUES; SEVERANCE – In General
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1308.01000 – In General
A severance is factually different from an initial unit determination because negotiating history must be considered when evaluating a severance. Although a stable negotiating relationship will not be lightly disturbed, the Sweetwater preference governs a severance inquiry just as it does an initial unit determination. Thus, in the absence of factors showing an existing two-year-old comprehensive unit to be more appropriate, a severance creating a new operations-support unit will be granted.