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The National Labor Relations Board already has delayed its order for employers to post union-rights notices. Now, the board is facing three big lawsuits over the order. What happens next?
As previously noted, the NLRB initially ordered employers to post notices this month informing employees:
- of their right to unionize
- that employers may not unlawfully interfere with union organizing
- of examples of unlawful employer and union activity, and
- how to contact the NLRB to complain about employer interference with union organizing.
The board delayed the posting deadline until January, but industry lawsuits may push that back even further.
The lawsuits were filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce , the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. All three assert that the NLRB violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The suits challenge the NLRB’s authority to issue the regulation and question whether the board followed legal procedures.
We’ll keep you informed as the lawsuits unfold.