The National Labor Relations Board reversed a more than decade-old precedent Monday that now could make it easier for temporary workers to join a company’s regular workforce in forming collective bargaining units.

The labor board, ruling 3-1 in Miller & Anderson Inc., dropped an employer-consent requirement for temporary workers who are jointly employed by a company. Instead, the board said it will apply “community of interest” factors to determine whether such collective bargaining units are appropriate.

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