NLRB poster rule defeated

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) missed the Jan. 7, 2014, deadline to request that the Spreme Court take up the case of its poster rule, which would have required manufacturers to post a notice in their workplaces informing employees of their right to organize and strike.

After two federal appeals courts struck down the rule, the NLRB had one final chance to save the poster mandate. The Supreme Court could have taken up the case and overturned the lower courts’ rulings. However, because the NLRB missed the deadline, the rule is officially defeated.

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