Landscapers may perform roofing work, board rules

12/1/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that landscapers may perform green-roofing work in the Chicago area. Unionized roofing workers had claimed they were entitled to some of the work performed by landscapers. In its ruling, the NLRB stated that landscapers performed the work more efficiently. However, groups that representing roofing workers say the decision does not address important factors, such as liability.

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