Today, Retail Industry Leaders Association Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong praised the House passage of the “Save Local Business Act.”
“The retail industry thanks the House for listening to the concerns of America’s job creators and passing this much needed bipartisan legislation. Since the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to overturn decades of sound law to expand the definition of “joint-employer,” employers have been operating in an atmosphere of uncertainty.
“Retail represents vast, complex supply chains throughout the United States and globally. There are numerous relationships between retailers, suppliers, and distributors with the purpose of efficiently delivering goods American consumers want and need on a daily basis. The NLRB’s new standard could harm these complex and dynamic relationships. The Save Local Business Act provides the clarity and flexibility retailers need to continue to grow and innovate. We urge the Senate to pass this legislation quickly.”
RILA is the trade association of the worlds 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.