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July 2017 Issue

NRF Supports Confirmation of Second NLRB Nominee

June 28, 2017 •

The National Retail Federation (NRF) offered support for William Emanuel, President Trump’s latest nominee for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), 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,” said NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French. “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.

 

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