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Senior Living Group Applauds Court Decision to Delay Implementation of Labor Board's Posting Requirement

For Immediate Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -  April 17, 2012 - The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today praised the decision by a  U.S. Court of Appeals to issue an injunction regarding implementation of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) posting requirement rule.  The rule, which was scheduled to be implemented on April 30, 2012, requires almost every employer to post a notice in the workplace informing employees of their right to unionize. 

“ALFA has felt all along that the NLRB lacked sufficient authority to promulgate this requirement on employers, and the Court has confirmed this through today’s decision,” said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA.  “The posting requirement rule is a one-sided initiative that would have prevented employees from making informed decisions about all of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.” 

The injunction will remain in effect until the Court has an opportunity to hear arguments and issue a ruling.  Arguments are scheduled over the next few months. 

ALFA submitted comments to the NLRB opposing the posting requirement rule and continues to participate with other businesses and associations to defeat the rule through the courts and federal legislative action.

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About The Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.  For 20 years, ALFA has worked to educate policymakers and consumers by advocating for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for seniors.  ALFA’s member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster collaboration and innovation in the field of senior living.  Visit ALFA’s Web site at www.alfa.org.

Paul Williams, CAE, IOM 
VP, Professional Development & Education


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