RILA congratulates Marvin Kaplan on his appointment to the National Labor Relations Board

Arlington , VA, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (8/2/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) congratulated Marvin Kaplan on his appointment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). RILA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong issued the following statement:

“RILA congratulates Marvin Kaplan on the approval of his nomination to the NLRB. Marvin has a deep knowledge of the law and an ability to balance the interests of employees and employers. Retail supports more than 42 million American jobs and as RILA members are our some of our nation’s largest employers, a full and complete NLRB has been one of our top priorities. We thank Senate leadership for a seamless nomination process.”

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.

Contact:

Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-5039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

Source: RILA

National Retail Federation supports William Emanuel as National Labor Relations Board nominee

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today offered support for William Emanuel, President Trump’s latest nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, and urged the Senate to swiftly confirm both Emanuel and Trump’s earlier nominee, Marvin Kaplan.

“Mr. Emanuel is a highly qualified and well-respected labor attorney who will bring decades of relevant expertise to the board,” NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French said. “Retailers are confident that he will be a fair arbiter of the law and urge the Senate to confirm him promptly.”

“Over the past eight years, the retail industry and employers across the country have faced a crushing regulatory burden that has created immense uncertainty in labor relations and made it much harder to grow,” French said. “Much of this uncertainty has stemmed from the NLRB’s pursuit of an activist agenda that consistently put the interests of labor unions before the rights of employers and employees. Both job creators and employees will benefit from a more balanced approach in labor relations.”

Emanuel and Kaplan would fill the two current vacancies on the five-member board.

In recent years, retailers have been burdened by NLRB decisions on policies such as the joint-employer standard, micro-unions and changes to union election procedures.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

SOURCE: National Retail Federation

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The National Retail Federation comments on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules

New NLRB Rules Take Effect Today

WASHINGTON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement fromSenior Vice President for Government Relations David French on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules that take effect today:

“This is an overt attempt by the administration to tilt the union election playing field. It is a gift to the White House’s allies in Big Labor and their union organizing efforts.

“These rules are similar to the ‘hurry-up offense’ where one side hopes to catch the other off-guard with misdirection and a hurried pace. In this case, employers will be put on constant defense and always placed at a disadvantage.

“This change will significantly restrict both employees’ and employers’ participation in the union organizing process and severely compress the union election cycle. It muzzles the rights and voices of employees who want to understand the benefits and consequences of union organizing as well as employers who want to rebut and respond to union-backed charges.

“NRF will continue to challenge the NLRB in Congress and in the courts.”

NRF in January joined the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, National Association of Manufacturers, Society for Human Resource Management and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in filing a lawsuit challenging the regulations. NRF is also involved in a related case that is under appellate review.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. www.nrf.com

Stephen E. Schatz
202-626-8119
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

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