Current Issue

Trade groups declare victory in legal dispute with NLRB

Comments Email

WASHINGTON (Jan. 15, 2014) — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) are among the groups declaring victory in a legal dispute with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

SEMA was one of a number of industry associations that supported the NAM’s 2011 lawsuit against the NLRB. The agency had promulgated a rule requiring all employers to post an 11x17-inch poster informing workers of their right to organize.

The NAM, SEMA and other groups argued the rule unfairly promoted unionization. The groups filed their complaint originally in May 2012. The D.C. Circuit Court overturned the NLRB regulation in May 2013, and in September declined to rehear the case. That decision gave the NRLB 90 days to appeal to the Supreme Court, which it then failed to do by the deadline, the NAM said.

“The victory was hard fought,” said Jay Timmons, NAM president and CEO, in a press release.

“Thanks to the efforts of NAM staff and our legal team and the financial support of our members, we prevailed, pushing back on the NLRB’s overreach.”

More Polls>

TB Reader Poll

Previous | Published October 21, 2016

Do your technicians use iPads, tablets or other electronic devices to check in customers and write up service orders?

Yes, we have for quite some time
36% (45 votes)
No, but we plan to begin using them soon
27% (33 votes)
No, we can’t afford or support it
23% (29 votes)
Never, I hate technology
14% (17 votes)
Total votes: 124
More Polls »