By Stephanie Armour/Bloomberg
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it sued the National Labor Relations Board to block a rule that will require businesses to post notices about employees’ rights to unionize.
The Chamber, the biggest U.S. group representing business, and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce said the rule proposed in August by the labor board violates federal laws, according to a statement issued today about the lawsuit.
“This is nothing more than labor regulation run amok,” Robin Conrad, executive vice president of the National Chamber Litigation Center, the Chamber’s public-policy law firm, said in the statement. “The board’s new rule violates the First Amendment by forcing employers to use their own resources to post the NLRB’s pro-union message on the company’s own property.”