NLRB On Notice: Court Tears Down Poster Rule

US District Court of Appeals Invalidates Notice-Posting Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. // MAY 7, 2013 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace lauded the US District Court of Appeals for Washington, DC, which invalidated an illegal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring nearly 6 million businesses to post notices that amounted to little more than advertisements for union membership.

CDW was a party in the case and has been a leading voice for the business and advocacy community on this issue as part of the organization’s overall mission to ensure balanced workplace policy and protect employees’ rights to make informed, coercion-free decisions about association in the workplace.

CDW chairman Geoffrey Burr said, “Employers are gratified the Court has examined the issue thoroughly and arrived at the logical conclusion that the Board veered outside its legal authority and an inappropriate rule has been set aside. The Court has put the NLRB on notice: it must live within the confines of the law.”

Burr added, “CDW and its allies will continue to monitor this issue and prepare for possible further litigation.”

See the decision here.