Court of Appeals Overturns NLRB Poster Regulation
Holly DePalma |
Great news! The Appellate court upheld the ruling overturning the NLRB Poster Regulation concerning Union activities. Read below for more information from
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) won a decisive victory against the NLRB’s overreach today when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated the board’s “poster rule,” which would require employers to hang posters informing employees of
their right to organize and strike. This decision confirms that manufacturers can’t be forced by a rogue government agency to use their facilities to present a one-sided view of
complex labor issues.
The ruling puts the NLRB on notice. It sends a clear message that the NAM and our Labor Policy Institute will fight the agency’s attempts to
ignore the law and expand its reach into manufacturers’ workplace relations.
We (NAM) initiated this suit in 2011 after the NLRB issued the rule and have
aggressively litigated it. If the NLRB decides to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court, we again will stand up for manufacturers.
A potential Supreme Court
case, as well as the six other labor and employment cases in which the NAM is currently involved, demonstrates the continued need for resources to fight these battles. The federal
government has essentially unlimited resources to litigate these cases; the NAM does not. The NAM’s Labor Policy Institute is critical to leveling the playing field and guarding
the rights of manufacturers and their employees.
As always, Members can call MEA at 800-662-6238 for assistance.
Holly DePalma, Director of HR Services
*This MEA Member Alert is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.