Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) sent a letter of support for Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel’s nomination to the NLRB. The letter was sent to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA).
In the letter, RILA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong thanked the committee for holding its hearing.
“The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) fully supports the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and Bill Emanuel as each of them has demonstrated throughout their careers to have a deep knowledge of the law and an ability to balance the interests of employees and employers,” Armstrong wrote. “As RILA members are leaders in the workforce arena, a full and complete NLRB has been one of our top priorities as retailers continue to grabble with the impacts of controversial Board decisions in Specialty Healthcare, Browning-Ferris, as well as several important handbook policy cases.”
RILA urged the Senate to quickly confirm Kaplan and Emanuel to the board.
“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 rather than tying the hands of the largest private job creators in the country. We strongly encourage the Senate to move swiftly and look forward to a smooth and seamless confirmation process.”
To view a full copy of the letter, click here.
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.