Government Affairs: NLRB poster rule struck down

The U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) on May 7 in its challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) poster rule ordering employers to put up posters advising workers of their rights, including their rights to join unions.

The court found that the board does not have the authority to require such a posting, nor does it have the legal authority to enforce the rule.

The American Rental Association (ARA), through the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), was a party in the case and has been working toward this outcome on the basis that the rule constitutes an unfair labor practice.

“This is a big victory for businesses and we are pleased that the court has come to this decision,” says John McClelland, ARA’s vice president of government affairs. “We will continue to monitor this and other NLRB rules that are under scrutiny to ensure that our members are able to run their businesses uninhibited by onerous regulations.”