Antioch Law Journal


In First National Maintenance Corp. v. NLRB I the United States Supreme Court further limited the subjects that require mandatory collective bargaining. 2 The Court overruled a long-standing National Labor Relations Board policy that required an employer to bargain about the decision to partially close its business. 3 The Court formulated a new balancing test that weighs the employer's need to maintain the freedom to manage its business against the benefit to labor-management relations and the collective bargaining process.