Court Blocks NLRB Poster Mandate
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a pro-union poster mandate from the National Labor Relations Board.
The rule requiring most private employers to display the posters informing workers of their right to form a union was supposed to take effect April 30, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that can’t happen until legal questions are resolved.
The rule requires most private employers to display an 11-by17-inch poster informing employees of their right to form a union. If at least 20% of a firm’s workforce does not speak English, it must post the notice in multiple languages.
Employers failing to display the poster will be cited for unfair labor practice.
Business groups are protesting that the posters are an unfair government effort to promote union organizing. Not only is this another example of how the NLRB is actively working to make it easier for unions to organize, the mandate also will create a new source of litigation for trial attorneys.
National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons called the appeals court’s injunction “a positive step in overturning this harmful rule.”
“The ‘posting requirement’ is an unprecedented attempt by the board to assert power and authority it does not possess,” Timmons said.
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