NLRB Rules That Charge Nurses May Be Supervisors

October 5, 2006
1 minutes
Peter L. Ebb
Diane B. Patrick ,
Stephen B. Perlman
David M. Mandel ,
Richard P. Ward
In a long-awaited decision with broad implications, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that charge nurses may qualify as "supervisors" who are ineligible for collective bargaining based on their assigning and directing other nurses or staff. This ruling has significantly altered the labor-relations landscape for hospitals and other healthcare employers. For an explanation of what this means for you, as well as a more detailed analysis of the ruling and its background, please click "Download PDF" to view Ropes & Gray's alert.