Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) praised the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). President Trump nominated Kaplan who currently serves as a counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and Emanuel, an attorney with the law firm Littler Mendelson.
"We are thrilled to see Marvin and William nominated to the NLRB. A full and complete NLRB has been one of the top priorities for companies that are grappling with the misguided decisions of the previous Board," said Evan Armstrong RILA's Vice President of Government Affairs. "The Board's decisions that created micro unions, ambush elections, and a new joint employer standard threaten the flexibility and upward mobility that retail employees value. It is critical that the Board is made whole so it can begin the important work to interpret the law in a way that supports innovation, growth, and opportunity. We encourage Senate leadership to move swiftly and look forward to a smooth and seamless confirmation process."
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.