The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has made the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s election to review the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
“RILA applauds the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case challenging the Administration’s unconstitutional appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),” said Bill Hughes, senior vice president, at the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “Given that the NLRB has continued to operate with business as usual despite lower court rulings against the recess appointments, it is vital that rule of law, as well as checks and balances be restored."
“Unfortunately, the Supreme Court needs to rule in the case to prevent the NLRB from continuing its activist agenda. Decisions like the micro-unions decision overturn more than 50 years of precedent and would create division in the workplace, increase operational complexities and costs, while also depriving employees of the flexibility and cross-training opportunities they seek. This is just one example of regulations and case decisions are that have devastating effects on the retail industry."
“We are hopeful that today’s decision to hear the case challenging the Administration’s controversial appointments will be the first step in restoring a common-sense balance between worker’s rights and economic growth.”
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.