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Court Upholds NAM Victory Over NLRB Overreach
Manufacturers Remain Focused on Protecting the American Workplace from Future Threats
Washington, D.C., 09/04/13 - 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 refused the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) request to allow a rehearing of the NAM’s victory over the NLRB’s “posting requirement” rule issued by the court earlier this year.
The NAM’s successful appeal requested that the court invalidate the entire rule and asserts that the NLRB overstepped its statutory authority and ignored congressional intent by issuing the rule.
“Today’s court ruling again validates manufacturers’ fight against an overreaching NLRB. The poster rule is a prime example of the aggressive agenda pursued by the NLRB in recent years, and the court has correctly decided that the Board has overstepped its authority. It would have forever altered the way employers and employees communicate, creating friction in the workplace where none currently exists. While the NLRB was unsuccessful in its claim, we have no expectation that the threat of its activist agenda is gone. The NAM will maintain its efforts on all fronts to protect manufacturers from further overreach.”