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September 10, 2011
Manufacturers File Lawsuit to Stop NLRB’s Overreach
Suit Aims to Halt the Implementation of the NLRB’s Posting Requirement Rule

Source: National Association of Manufacturers
By: Jeff Ostermayer

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with its “Posting Requirement” rule.

This 194-page rule requires employers to put up posters informing employees that they have the right to organize. The lawsuit asks the NLRB to set aside promulgation of the rule and alleges that the Board is acting out of its jurisdiction.

 “This rule is just another example of the Board’s aggressive overreach to insert itself into the day-to-day decisions of businesses – exerting powers it doesn’t have,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “The growing list of burdensome actions from the NLRB is causing great uncertainty among manufacturers at a time when our economy is struggling to recover. We are committed to fighting this rule in order to rein in the NLRB. We also are encouraging Congress to act soon to stop this rogue agency.”

Manufacturers remain concerned about the slew of harmful actions from the NLRB, including the complaint against the Boeing Company, the ambush elections rule and the decision in the Specialty Healthcare case. The NAM recently surveyed its members about the NLRB’s agenda, and 69 percent of respondents said the NLRB’s actions will hurt job creation.



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