The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), representing the 8.2 trillion-dollar wholesale distribution industry and 6 million American workers, strongly supports the House of Representatives recent passage of H.J. Res 98, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution overturning the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule.

Lauren Williams, Associate Vice President-Government Relations at NAW, issued the following statement: 

“We applaud the House of Representatives’ decisive action in passing a CRA resolution to overturn the NLRB’s misguided joint employer rule. This rule threatens economic recovery and stifles job creation, especially for small businesses. It creates uncertainty for employers, potentially exposing them to frivolous litigation and slowing growth. It’s time for the Senate to act decisively and prevent the joint employer rule from gutting the very backbone of our economy: small businesses.”

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW comprises national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all distribution sectors. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 35,000 wholesale distribution companies operate in nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states.