Retailers Applaud Bipartisan Action to Void Joint Employer

This week Senate lawmakers followed the U.S. House in passing a resolution to nullify the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final rule on joint employer status. Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of Workforce Policy Evan Armstrong issued the following statement in response.

“The NLRB’s final joint employer rule applies an unworkable, overly broad standard for determining joint employer status. In what amounts to misguided government overreach, the NLRB is prioritizing big labor bosses over small businesses and setting the stage for continued economic uncertainty.

“We applaud lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for recognizing the damaging effect this rule would have on businesses, ultimately leading to supply chain inefficiencies, lost jobs and slowing wage growth.

“We urge President Biden to sign this bipartisan resolution into law.”
RILA is a trade association of the world’s largest, most innovative, and recognizable retail companies and brands.  RILA members include more than two hundred retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, who together employ over 42 million Americans and account for $2.7 trillion in annual sales and hundreds of thousands of stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad. 

  • Workforce
  • Supply Chain
  • Labor and NLRB

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