Court Throws Out Illegal NLRB Recess Appointments

CDW Declares Victory for Employers, Employees

JANUARY 25, 2012 // WASHINGTON, D.C. // Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a major decision in a case known as “Noel Canning v National Labor Relations Board.” The Court ruled President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin.

“Employers across America thank the Court for its decision to strike down a political, partisan move by the administration to pack the NLRB with illegal recess appointees,” said Coalition for a Democratic Workplace chairman Geoffrey Burr. “This is a major milestone in reining in an out-of-control federal agency seemingly bent on enacting Big Labor’s special interest agenda.”

CDW represents over 600 employers, associations and other organizations operating in every Congressional District.

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