Today, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong, released the following statement of support in response to the House introduction of the Save Local Business Act, legislation that will roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s harmful joint employer standard:
“When the NLRB overturned decades of sound law with their decision in Browning-Ferris, they created a cloud of uncertainty over employers with complex national supply chains. Rather than navigating new regulatory risks, RILA members need clarity and flexibility in the law to continue to create jobs and opportunities for growth and innovation in the retail industry. We thank Chairwoman Foxx, Congressmen Byrne, Cuellar, Walberg and Congressional leaders for providing retailers relief and look forward to supporting a clear definition of joint employment that works for retail and our workforce.”
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.