Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

Appeals Court Again Rules Against NLRB Poster Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today is applauding U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling to deny a request by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to review a decision to invalidate the NLRB’s August 2011 “Notification of Employee Rights” rule. Today’s decision comes on the heels of an Aug. 12 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to deny a similar NLRB request.

US Appeals Court Invalidates NLRB Poster Rule

“It’s become very clear that the NLRB exceeded its authority by issuing the so-called Poster Rule in the first place,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “The poster was flawed from the beginning when it only detailed how workers have the right to join a union, but omitted their rights to decertify a union.

“The NLRB’s notice posting rule is a perfect example of how the pro-union board has abandoned its role as a neutral enforcer and arbiter of labor law,” added Burr. “ABC will continue to fight the NLRB’s politically motivated policies that threaten to paralyze the construction industry in order to benefit the special interests of politically powerful unions.”