The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to nominate five candidates for full terms on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB.)
“We have serious concerns about some of President Obama’s chosen nominees to the NLRB, including their unconstitutional Board participation and previous policy positions. We do welcome the President’s decision to follow the correct constitutional process for their nominations,” said Bill Hughes, senior vice president for government affairs. “Until the serious constitutional questions surrounding the current board members are resolved and its members are appropriately appointed, we continue to encourage the Board to not decide any new cases or take any actions requiring a quorum.”
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.