NLRB Gives Up on Union Poster Rule

January 8, 2014

Rulings this spring from two different U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals—both saying that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cannot force employers to display union rights posters—will apparently stand. The NLRB has let pass a deadline to file an appeal on the ruling to the Supreme Court.

In 2011 the NLRB issued a rule requiring all but the smallest companies to post a 11 X 17 inch poster in their places of work, informing employees of their rights to unionize. Failure to display the poster could have been held to be an unfair labor practice. NSBA had opposed the rule as another factor tipping the balance toward unions and entangling smaller businesses that might inadvertently fail to post the information. NSBA is pleased that the rule will not go into effect.

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