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Injunction on NLRB's Overreach a Positive Step for Manufacturers


National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted an injunction to delay the effective date of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) posting notice requirement. The posting notice rule was slated to be effective on April 30, but it has been stayed for an undetermined amount of time in order to adjudicate the matter.

"The facts in this case and the law have always been on the side of manufacturers, and we believe that granting an injunction is the appropriate course of action for the Court. The ‘posting requirement' is an unprecedented attempt by the Board to assert power and authority it does not possess. 

In the interests of the 12 million people working in manufacturing in the U.S., the NAM will aggressively pursue the appeal of the flawed ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals to protect our manufacturing economy from regulatory overreach. The decision last week by the South Carolina District Court correctly reined in the NLRB's egregious overreach in its authority, and today's injunction is a positive step in overturning this harmful rule."

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