In response to President Obama's veto of S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) ambush elections rule, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement.
"We are disappointed in the President's decision to issue a veto of this resolution, which passed both chambers of Congress earlier this month," said Kelly Kolb, vice president for government affairs. "This decision seems grounded in politics, rather than sound policy that balances the rights of employers and employees.
"Neither workers or employers should have their rights trampled by a politically motivated NLRB," said Kolb. "The ambush election rule limits employees' ability to make informed decisions and could ultimately have a significant negative impact on staffing and workforce development in the retail sector."
The NLRB rule is now scheduled to go into effect on April 14.
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.