Connecticut case law is clear that employees must possess a community of interest for a bargaining unit to be considered appropriate and, with regard to the objective factors required to show a community of interest, such as a similarity of jobs, working conditions and common supervision, the Labor Board requires a particular showing in cases where the petition seeks to carve out a smaller group of employees from an existing unit.
In the Matter of: Town of Wallingford and United Public Service Employees Union and Local 1183, Council 4, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Board of Labor Relations
February 25, 2013
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