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A federal court decision striking down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule has earned the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) strong approval. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the rule was invalid because the NLRB lacked a quorum when it made the decision late last year.
“RILA applauds the federal court ruling striking down the ambush elections rule and protecting due process and fairness in union elections from the activist NLRB,” said the Arlington, Va.-based organization’s EVP for public affairs, Katherine Lugar.
“By bending their own rules in order to tilt election outcomes in favor of Big Labor, the NLRB has surrendered its credibility as an unbiased referee of union elections,” continued Lugar. “The NLRB’s pattern of weakening employer and employee rights in favor of the wishes of union bosses is deeply troubling.”
According to Lugar, “The ambush elections rule, along with another NLRB decision that creates micro-bargaining units, undermines employee and employer rights, and stifles job creation, at a time when we can least afford it.”