The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) strongly opposes the “Warehouse Worker Protection Act” announced today. Brian Wild, Chief Government Relations Officer of NAW released the following statement:

“This bill represents a costly and unnecessary threat to the US economy, especially for wholesaler-distributors and small businesses. The bill’s quota requirements will negatively affect productivity across the supply chain, leading to delays and price hikes for consumers. It creates an unnecessary “Fairness and Transparency Office” within the Department of Labor, further entangling businesses in bureaucratic red tape and stifling their ability to expand and generate jobs.

The bill includes provisions that inappropriately tip the scales to union bosses at the expense of employees and employers by inviting labor organizations to participate in investigations, essentially granting union leaders access to potentially coerce or harass worksites under the guise of “worker safety”.

Finally, it revives the failed ergonomics standard, which was already invalidated by Congress in a bipartisan majority. The reasons behind the disapproval remain unchanged today.”

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (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.