Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NLRB Drops Union Poster Fight

On Monday, January 6, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it would not seek review by the United States Supreme Court of two appeals courts decisions invalidating the NLRB's Notice Posting Rule, which would have required most private employers to post a notice in the workplace advising employees of their rights to unionize.

In 2013, two appellate courts, the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, enjoined the NLRB from requiring the posting, and subsequently denied the NLRB's request for en banc review.  This left the NLRB with the option of appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

The NLRB's decision lays to rest, at least for now, its attempt to force employers to affirmatively assist with unionizing efforts.