May 8, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated the NLRB’s “poster rule,” that required employers to hang posters that educated employees about organizing and striking. We are pleased to partner with our friends at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in advocacy efforts like this which give a voice to Florida employers. See the notice from NAM President Jay Timmons below:
The 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 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.
I’m pleased to report this positive news to you today.
President and CEO