REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200) – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit
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1309.01000 – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit
In deciding whether a community of interest exists among employees within a proposed unit, the Board has analyzed a variety of factors. These factors include job function and duties, wages, method of compensation, hours, employment benefits, supervision, qualifications, training and skills, contact/interchange with other employees, integration of work functions, and goals. In analyzing these factors, the Board has rejected a checklist approach in favor of examining the totality of circumstances. The point in comparing factors is to reveal the interests of employees and ascertain whether they share substantial mutual interests in matters subject to meeting and negotiating.