Retailers Applaud NLRB’s Decision to Rescind Micro-Unions

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today welcomed the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to reverse an extreme ruling in Specialty Healthcare that allowed union leaders to gerrymander workplaces through “micro-unions.”

“On the heels of the ruling to overturn the expansive joint-employer standard, this is another excellent decision by the new NLRB,” NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French said. “The Obama-era board’s move to validate micro-unions created division in workplaces, undermined retail operations and limited opportunities for hardworking employees for the sole purpose of empowering Big Labor. It’s clear this NLRB is serious about restoring common sense to the rules governing America’s workplaces.”

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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