Washington—The National Retail Federation today expressed strong support for the National Labor Relations Board Reform Act, introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. The bill would make changes to the composition of the NLRB and streamline its policies and procedures to improve accountability and the appeals and review process.
“For far too long, the NLRB has abandoned its original mission as an objective arbiter in employer-employee negotiations,” NRF Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French said. “From its attempts to sidestep the sanctity of secret ballots to its position on what constitutes a ‘joint employer,’ the NLRB has exceeded its authority time and time again to aid its allies in organized labor and quasi-union organizations.”
“We are glad to see lawmakers introduce legislation that would reposition the NLRB away from party politics,” French said. “This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. This is about making our government work for both employers and employees. The NLRB Reform Act would help take politics out of the NLRB and provide retailers and other employers with the resources to review and appeal Board decisions and orders.” www.nrf.com