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NLRB Drops Defense of Controversial Posters

Magazine article HRMagazine

NLRB Drops Defense of Controversial Posters

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declined at the start of the new year to challenge two appeals court decisions striking down its requirement that employers display posters informing employees of their right to join unions.

The board did not meet a deadline for appealing the decisions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The NLRB did not have the power to issue the poster," said Anthony Riedel, spokesman for the National Right to Work Foundation, adding that the requirement would have applied to approximately 6 million employers.

Riedel said the poster "made private-sector employers recruit union members."

The Society for Human Resource Management had objected to the rule before the appeals courts did.

The D.C. Circuit struck down the NLRB poster requirement on May 7, 2013. The 4th Circuit followed suit June 14, 2013. …

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