WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A coalition of workers rights groups and industry associations have filed a request in the U.S. District for the District of Columbia for an injunction for the National Labor Relations Board posting policy scheduled to go in effect April 30.
This injunction is requested to be in effect pending the appeal of the District Court's March 2 ruling permitting the policy.
The plaintiffs are the National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, the National Federation of
Independent Business, Southeast Sealing Inc. and Racquetball Centers Inc. d/b/a Lehigh Valley Racquet & 24-7 Fitness Clubs.
The foundation for the appeal, according to the plaintiffs, is that they are "required to seek an injunction pending appeal from this Court prior to seeking such relief from the appellate court."
Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the NLRB's power to enforce its rule requiring employers to post notices concerning employee rights in the workplace.
The plaintiffs believe that the NLRB's rule titled exceeded its authority under the National Labor Relations Act. They also claimed that the rule violated business owners' First Amendment right to refrain from speaking and that the required notice omits informing employees of their right not to join a union or pay union dues for political purposes.