COMMUNITY OF INTERESTcommunity of interest.
1. Participation in a joint venture characterized by shared liability and shared opportunity for profit. See JOINT VENTURE. [Cases: Joint Adventures 1.2(7).]
2. A common grievance that must be shared by all class members to maintain the class action. See CLASS ACTION. [Cases: Federal Civil Procedure 165; Parties 35.17. C.J.S. Parties ¡ì¡ì 31, 34.]
3. Labor law. A criterion used by the National Labor Re-lations Board in deciding whether a group of employees should be allowed to act as a bargaining unit. ? The Board considers whether the employees have similar duties, wages, hours, benefits, skills, training, supervision, and working conditions. See BARGAINING UNIT.