IWLA Signs Letter Addressed to Trump Administration: Highlights Concern in NLRB Appointments & Recent Attempts to Re-write Labor Laws

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As a member of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), IWLA signed onto a letter addressed to Vice-president Elect Michael Pence, specifically requesting that the two U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vacancies be filled with qualified experts.

According to the letter: “Over the last eight years, the NLRB has overturned an astounding total of 4,559 years’ worth of long-standing precedent, blurred numerous bright-line tests, and dramatically overhauled the union election process – all in an effort to benefit organized labor. The Board embarked upon this campaign with little regard as to the negative impact these policy decisions would have on workers, employers and the economy in general.”

The letter asks that the Board return to its original role as neutral arbiter of labor disputes and act in a fair manner to workers, unions and employers alike. Read the letter.

IWLA has remained a strong advocate for employers in spite of so many barriers set by the NLRB. One recent victory against the NLRB’s overtime legislation, is prime example of how NLRB has overstepped its authority.

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