According to the Washington Bureau: not yet!
Kent Hoover from the Washington Bureau wrote:
“A second federal appeals court has ruled the National Labor Relations Board can’t force employers to put up posters informing their workers of their right to form a union.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., is the latest court to weigh in on the NLRB’s poster rule. It ruled Friday that the NLRB didn’t have the authority to issue such a regulation — the same decision reached in May by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
Business groups filed lawsuits aiming to stop the rule, which has been on hold pending the litigation. They contend the only purpose of the workers’ rights posters is to promote unionization.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce was one of the plaintiffs in the Richmond case.
“This is a significant victory for employees in South Carolina, who should not be subject to overreaching by the National Labor Relations Board,” said chamber President and CEO Otis Rawl.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also welcomed the court’s ruling.
“The NLRB was established as an unbiased arbiter, but President Obama has turned it into a pro-union, anti-right-to-work organization that often oversteps its bounds,” Scott said. “I applaud this court decision, which recognizes that the board has taken on an unintended activist role.”
No word yet from the NLRB on whether it will appeal these rulings to the U.S. Supreme Court or just accept these decisions and ditch the posters.”
Kent Hoover – Washington Bureau