Thursday, April 19, 2012
South Carolina judge rules that LRB cannot order employers to post notices about the right to unionize.
Judge David Norton of the U.S. District Court in Charleston S.C. ruled that the LRC(Labor Relations Board) had no authority to require most private employers to post notices informing workers that they had a right to form a union.
The judge reacted the argument that the posting was necessary for the board to carry out its mission. He also rejected the argument that Congress had given authority to the board to order that such notices be posted. The notices explain the right to collective bargaining, to distribute union literature, etc.
This decision clashes with that of a Washington D.C. judge who last month ruled that the board did have such authority. The Chamber of Commerce was pleased with the South Carolina decision. For much more see the full article.