REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT MODIFICATION – In General
Single Topic for Decision 1688E
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1310.01000 – In General
The petitioned-for classifications do not share a separate and distinct community of interest that would warrant establishment of a separate unit. Neither the existing unit or the proposed unit are Sweetwater units; therefore, the Board must determine the appropriate unit, which is the largest reasonable unit. Alternatively, EGASA must establish that its proposed unit has a community of interest separate and distinct from other employees. It is not pertinent that EGASA has demonstrated majority support in the proposed separate unit. That the employees in the proposed unit should have the right to choose their representative is unpersuasive because the issue in this case is the appropriateness of the unit, not which organization the employees want to represent them.