The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of an appeal by business groups against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “posting requirement” rule. The court said the NLRB violated employers' free speech rights in trying to force them to display the posters or face charges of committing an unfair labor practice. In a similar case last year, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina struck down the poster rule.
The poster rule would have required more than 6 million businesses to display an 11-by-17-inch notice in a prominent location explaining the rights of workers to join a union and bargain collectively to improve wages and working conditions. Unions had hoped the posters would help them boost falling membership, but business groups argued that they were too one-sided in favor of unionization.
Did You Know?
NWPCA posts the Did You Know items from our E-Newsletters that contain facts about the sustainability and market strengths of wood packaging. We will continue to add to this list so keep visiting the site for information you can use to promote your products and industry.