WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) ruled to invalidate a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule. The rule would have required six million employers to post an 11-by-17-in. notice regarding employee rights to unionize. In its decision, the court held that under the National Labor Relations Act the NLRB did not have the authority to issue the poster rule.
This ruling follows the D.C. Circuit Court injunction last spring against the rule two weeks before it was set to take effect. The injunction prohibited the NLRB from requiring employers to comply with the rule while the court was considering an appeal of the lower court decision upholding the rule.
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcomes the decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals. “NLBMDA agrees with the court’s ruling that the NLRB does not have the authority to issue the poster requirement,” says Michael O’Brien, NLBMDA President and CEO. “The decision by the D.C. Circuit Court is welcome news and hopefully will help the NLRB strike a better balance between the rights of employers and employees.”
More information about the court decision and the NLBMDA can be found here.