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A GROWTH AGENDA: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America

A GROWTH Agenda: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America

This strategy is a blueprint for competitiveness that will unleash the economy and manufacturing’s outsized multiplier effect. Importantly, manufacturers’ aspirations—the four goals laid out in the pages that follow—are ones that all Americans who want to maintain our country’s economic advantage can rally around.

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National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of the NAM’s appeal of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “posting requirement” rule issued by the agency last year.

In a similar case last year, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina struck down the poster rule and validated the NAM’s arguments. The NAM’s appeal requested the court to invalidate the entire rule and asserts the NLRB overstepped its statutory authority and ignored congressional intent by issuing the rule.  

“Today, manufacturers claim an important victory in the fight against an activist NLRB and its aggressive agenda. The poster rule is a prime example of a government agency that seeks to fundamentally change the way employers and employees communicate. The ultimate result of the NLRB’s intrusion would be to create hostile work environments where none exist. The U.S. Court of Appeals has rightfully ruled that the NLRB has no authority to enforce notice posting. Stopping the NLRB’s burdensome agenda of placing itself into manufacturers’ day-to-day business operations is essential to preventing further government-inflicted damage to employee relations in the United States.

The ruling is a significant moment for manufacturers, but we will not assume the threat of an activist NLRB is eliminated. Instead, we will remain consistently vigilant to ensure that manufacturers are protected from any future oversteps by this rogue agency.”

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