Not So Fast: Court Halts NLRB Right-to-Unionize Rule Implementation

The U.S. Court of Appeals has halted the implementation of a rule requiring almost any employer to post a notice in the workplace notifying employees of their right to unionize, a decision receiving strong support from senior living group the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).

Implementation was previously scheduled for April 30, 2012, but the injunction delays the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) posting requirement until further notice.

“ALFA has felt all along that the NLRB lacked sufficient authority to promulgate this requirementon employers, and the Court has confirmed this through today’s decision,” said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA, in a statement. “The posting requirement rule is a one-sided initiative that would have prevented employees from making informed decisions about all of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.”


Since the NLRB proposed the rule, ALFA has been vocal in its opposition, and has applauded the House’s past efforts to stop the rule. Arguments for and against the requirement will be held in the coming months, and the injunction will remain in effect until the Court has a chance to hear the arguments and issue a ruling.

Written by Alyssa Gerace


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