The National Association of Manufacturers has decided to take the National Labor Relations Board to court over a mandate that requires employers to post union information at the workplace.
In summary, the NLRB rule says employers must post a notice in November 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 with complaints about employer interference with union organizing.
Further, the rule requires employers that normally post other workplace notices on a Web page to also post the union notice on the same website.
(The notice must be posted in workplaces even if they are not currently unionized.)
NAM has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the posting.
In essence, the NAM suit contends the NLRB is mandating rules and regulations that should be left to Congress – and Congress only.