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For Immediate Release
April 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision to grant an injunction in the legal challenge against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “Notification of Employee Rights” notice posting rule.

Considered a major victory for ABC, the NLRB’s “Notification of Employee Rights” notice posting rule’s compliance date of April 30 is no longer in effect. The injunction places the rule on hold until a decision is reached in the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace’s appeal of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s March 2 unsatisfactory ruling, which found the NLRB has the authority to mandate the notice posting but not impose an up-front, blanket penalty policy for failure to post.

“For the last several months, ABC has vigorously fought NLRB’s politically motivated policies that threaten to paralyze the construction industry in order to benefit the special interests of politically powerful unions,” stated ABC Vice President of Federal Affairs Geoff Burr.  “The NLRB’s notice posting rule is a perfect example of how the pro-union board has abandoned its role as a neutral enforcer and arbiter of labor law.”

Today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit follows the decision issued last week by the U.S. District Court of South Carolina, stating that the NLRB does not have the statutory authority to require business owners to post this notice. 

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