Take That! Small Biz Sues NLRB.


Obama claims that he wants to help small business create jobs to get the economy moving, while at the same time government agencies under his direct control have all but declared war on those very small business owners. It is a wonder how this administration continues to treat job creators as Public Enemy #1 and then wrings its hands over the lousy monthly jobs numbers.

My organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB,) filed a lawsuit late Friday on behalf of small businesses in Michigan and elsewhere challenging an intrusive new rule issued last week by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The “Notice Posting Rule” requires private-sector employers to post a notice in their business informing employees of their right to unionize. Failure to do so will constitute an independent “unfair labor practice” that subjects businesses to increased scrutiny, likelihood of investigation, and an indefinite expansion of the statute of limitations for filing any other unfair labor practice charge.

Of course, the new poster mentions nothing about a worker’s right to refuse to participate in an organizing drive, right to refuse to sign a “card check,” or how they can go about decertifying an existing union if they so desire.

The NLRB has sought to impose a mandate that vastly exceeds its authority – largely at the cost of small-business. It wouldn’t embark on this adventure without a nod and a wink from the White House. In its lawsuit, the NFIB argues that the NLRB’s new rule is a gross overreach of its statutory authority under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Moreover, the rule, which takes effect on November 14, will impact employers with no history of NLRA violations. Up to six million private-sector businesses will be impacted.

While the president likes to give lip service to small business on jobs, this useless mandate by the NLRB makes it clear he has no idea how they are created.  Source:  Charles Owens.  The MichiganView.com.

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Posted on September 20, 2011, in HR Management & Leadership., Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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