NLRB’s Decision Yet Again Puts Manufacturers at Disadvantage

Manufacturers Will Continue to Challenge NLRB’s Political Agenda

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final decision in the case Browning-Ferris v. NLRB:

“Today’s decision is a loss for manufacturers, employers and employees who have become targets of the NLRB’s aggressive agenda. The joint employer definition has worked for more than three decades with no split in the circuits on this standard and no evidence that workers have been denied their rights because of this standard. The decision to overturn is nothing more than political maneuvering aimed at disarming manufacturers and job creators throughout the United States. The NLRB’s actions challenge the way manufacturers are able to work in the United States, and we will continue to advocate and fight for manufacturers on this issue, including through further legal action.”

In June 2014, the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) submitted an amicus brief outlining key concerns of manufacturers in changing the definition of joint employer.

To read more about the MCLA and the impacts of this decision, visit our website.



The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 14 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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