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Seiu Browning-ferris Brief 6.26.14 (1)

Seiu Browning-ferris Brief 6.26.14 (1)

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES OF CALIFORNIA, INC., D/B/A BFI NEWBY ISLAND RECYCLERY, Employer, and FPR-II, LLC, D/B/A LEADPOINT B Case 32-RC-109684 BUSINESS SERVICES, Employer, and SANITARY TRUCK DRIVERS AND HELPERS LOCAL 350, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, Petitioner. BRIEF OF SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION AS
 AMICUS CURIAE
 
Respectfully submitted by: JUDITH A. SCOTT ANDREW L. STROM General Counsel Associate General Counsel NICOLE G. BERNER Service Employees International Union Associate General Counsel Local 32BJ Service Employees International Union 25 West 18
th
 Street 1800 Massachusetts Ave, N.W. New York, NY 10011 Washington, DC 20036 June 26, 2014
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................... 1 INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE ............................................................................................... 3 THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICAN WORKFORCE .............................................. 3 Health Care .......................................................................................................................... 5 
1.
 Property Services ................................................................................................................. 9 
2.
 Fast Food Franchises.......................................................................................................... 13 
3.
 ARGUMENT ................................................................................................................................ 18 The Board Should Return to the
 Browning-Ferris
Standard, As Properly Applied .......... 18 
1.
 Any Entity that Has the Authority to Meaningfully Affect Essential Terms and Conditions
2.
of Employment is a Joint “Employer” ............................................................................... 20 a. The Right to Control Compensation .............................................................................. 22 b. The Right to Control Work Schedules ............................................................................ 23 c. The Right to Control Which Employees May Work On Site ........................................ 23 d. The Right to Control the Manner and Extent of Supervision ......................................... 24 e. The Right to Control Contract Termination on Short Notice ......................................... 25 f. The Right to Control, Not Exercise of Control, is the Status that Matters ..................... 26 Consistent Application of the
 Browning-Ferris
Standard Will Provide Certainty to
3.
Workplace Participants and Will Further the Purposes of the Act .................................... 27 CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................. 29 
 
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Cases
 Airborne Express,
338 NLRB 597 (2002) ................................................................................ 1, 19
 Allentown Mack Sales & Services v. NLRB,
522 U.S. 359 (1998) ............................................... 19
 Allstate Ins. Co.,
332 NLRB 759 (2000) ...................................................................................... 27
 AM Prop. Holding Corp.
, 350 NLRB 998 (2007) ................................................................. 26, 28 
 Anderson v. Pac. Mar. Ass'n
, 336 F.3d 924 (9th Cir. 2003) ......................................................... 19
 Antenor v. D & S Farms
, 88 F.3d 925 (11th Cir. 1996) ................................................................. 2
 Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc.,
53 NLRB 1428 (1943) ......................................................... 26
 Bonnette v. California Health & Welfare Agency
, 704 F.2d 1465 (9th Cir.1983) ......................... 2
Capitol EMI Music,
311 NLRB 997 (1993) ................................................................................. 23
Chesapeake Foods,
287 NLRB 405 (1987) .................................................................................. 26
 D & F Indus., Inc.,
339 NLRB 618 (2003) ................................................................................... 24
 D & S Leasing, Inc.,
299 NLRB 658 (1990) ................................................................................ 23
 EEOC v. Pac. Mar. Ass'n,
 351 F.3d 1270 (9th Cir. 2003) ............................................................ 19
FedEx Home Delivery v. NLRB,
563 F.3d 492 (D.C. Cir. 2009 ................................................... 24
Floyd Epperson,
202 NLRB 23 (1973)......................................................................................... 19
 H.F. Wilcox Oil and Gas Co.,
28 NLRB 79 (1940)...................................................................... 26
 Hoffman Sec. Ltd.,
315 NLRB 275 (1994) ................................................................................... 22
 Holyoke Visiting Nurses Ass'n,
310 NLRB 684 (1993), enfd., 11 F.3d 302 (1st Cir. 1993) ........ 24
 Hoskins Ready-Mix Concrete, Inc.,
161 NLRB 1492 (1966) ....................................................... 26
 Indus. Pers. Corp. v. NLRB,
657 F.2d 226 (8th Cir. 1981) .......................................................... 26
 Jewel Tea Co.,
162 NLRB 509 (1966) ................................................................................... 20, 26 ii

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