The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has joined ten other trade groups in a lawsuit against OSHA’s recently enacted Worker Walkaround Rule. As the foremost trade association representing the 8 trillion-dollar wholesale distribution industry, the backbone of the supply chain, NAW is leading the charge in defending our industry’s interests.

Brian Wild, Chief Government Affairs Officer at NAW, released the following statement:

“The Biden Administration’s commitment to being ‘the most pro-union administration in history’ must not undermine sound policy. By politicizing OSHA and favoring big labor at the expense of job creators, the Administration jeopardizes the agency’s core mission – ensuring the health and safety of workers.

NAW is dedicated to protecting the interests of our wholesaler-distributors, many of whom are small businesses, operating on tight margins at the core of the B2B supply chain. This rule is another pro-union power grab by the Biden Administration, expanding third-parties access to NAW member warehouses during OSHA inspections for potentially personal gain, including union organizing, with no real safeguards for employers and employees.”

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for approximately 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 250,000 wholesale distribution companies operate across North America, including all 50 states. Learn more.

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