In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the Senate to
take up and pass a joint resolution disapproving of the National Labor Relations
Board’s (NLRB) ambush elections rule before the flawed rule goes into effect on
elections rule is just one of the many actions taken by the NLRB and
Administration that promote a pro Big Labor agenda at the expense of employers
and employees,” said Katherine Lugar, executive vice president for
Congress has an obligation to weigh in on this matter, which would have a
dramatic effect on American businesses’ ability to grow jobs,” said
The resolution, S.J. Res.
36, which was introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and co-sponsored by 44
Senators, relies upon the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Ambush
Elections decision and would require only a simple 51-vote majority to
Overturning the ambush
elections rule along with another NLRB decision that creates micro-bargaining
units are among RILA’s top
“If the recent NLRB
decisions on ambush elections and micro-bargaining units are allowed to stand,
today’s front line employees will be denied the cross-training and advancement
opportunities enjoyed by their predecessors,” added Lugar.
“…absent congressional intervention, the actions of the NLRB will increase
economic uncertainty that will have negative ramifications for the retail
industry, its millions of employees, and consumers.
The full letter is
available at www.rila.org/email/120321SenateCRALetter.PDF
RILA is the trade
association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA
members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service
suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales,
millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities
and distribution centers domestically and abroad.