WASHINGTON—The National Association of Manufacturers and the Specialty Equipment Market Association were among the groups declaring victory in a legal dispute with the National Labor Relations Board.
SEMA was one of a number of industry associations that supported the NAM's 2011 lawsuit against the NLRB. The agency promulgated a rule requiring all employers to post an 11 x 17 inch poster informing workers of their right to organize. NAM, SEMA and other groups argued the rule unfairly promoted unionization.
Two successive federal appeals courts ruled for the plaintiffs, and the deadline for the NLRB to appeal these decisions to the Supreme Court was Jan. 2, according to NAM.
“The victory was hard-fought,” said Jay Timmons, NAM president and CEO, in a press release. “Thanks to the efforts of NAM staff and our legal team and the financial support of our members, we prevailed, pushing back on the NLRB's overreach.”