A federal judge ruled Friday that the National Labor Relations Board cannot require millions of private employers to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.As I've noted before, the NLRB isn't eager to inform their workers of their right to decertify their union.
U.S. District Judge David Norton in South Carolina said the labor board exceeded congressional authority when it approved the poster requirement last year.
The decision Friday conflicts with a ruling last month by another federal judge in Washington, D.C., who found the posters were a reasonable means to make workers aware of collective bargaining rights.
Both lawsuits were brought by business groups that claim the posters are too one-sided in favor of unions. The labor board contends the posters simply explain workers' rights and protections under federal labor law.
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