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National Retail Federation urges support for bill to halt NLRB decision-making

national retail federationThe National Retail Federation sent a letter on Tuesday to the House of Representatives expressing support for the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act, which may come to a full vote this week.

The legislation—H.R. 1120—is in response to a recent decision by an U.S. appeals court that found President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board to be unconstitutional and void. The bill would prohibit the NLRB from making any further decisions or enforcing any board actions taken after the January 2012 recess appointments.

“NRF supports H.R. 1120 because it will create clarity in labor relations and allow some semblance of certainty of how parties are to act,” the NRF said. “NRF supports a lawful, balanced and functional National Labor Relations Board. The current legal uncertainty facing the NLRB…leaves too many employers and employees in limbo. Everyone affected by the NLRB’s decisions needs to know the rules and should not be forced to act if the decision is likely to be rendered invalid by the court. NRF urges a ‘yes’ vote when this legislation comes to the House floor.”

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