Union poster rule struck down

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauded the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit invalidating a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring nearly 6 million employers to post an 11-in.-by-17-in. notice regarding employee rights to unionize.

In its decision, the court held that the NLRB did not have the authority under the National Labor Relations Act to issue the poster rule. 

Last spring the D.C. Circuit Court issued an injunction against the rule, two weeks before it was set to take effect, prohibiting the NLRB from requiring employers to comply with the regulation as the court considered an appeal of a lower court decision upholding the rule. 

"NLBMDA agrees with the court's ruling that the NLRB does not have the authority to issue the poster requirement," said Michael O'Brien, NLBMDA president and CEO. "The decision by the D.C. Circuit Court is welcome news and hopefully will help the NLRB strike a better balance between the rights of employers and employees.”

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