President Obama announced earlier this week the recess appointments of Richard Griffin, Sharon Block and Terence Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Peter Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association, issued the following statement in response to the appointments:
“N.G.A. is very concerned that the president’s recess appointments will result in even more politicizing of the NRLB and further erode its credibility and independence. By further tilting union organizing regulations in favor of unions and to the disadvantage of the rights of employees and employers, it makes it more difficult for independent businesses to succeed and create jobs. During these difficult economic times, it is extremely important that NLRB members understand these issues and work to promote policies that help stimulate job creation and economic growth rather than policies that have the opposite effect.”
N.G.A. is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.