By WFI Staff
It’s being praised as one of the most consequential federal court rulings in recent labor law: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), et al. v. Chamber of Commerce, et al. And it’s also, perhaps, one of the most damaging judicial rebukes to date of Big Labor’s dangerous, job-killing plan to take over the American workplace.
Recently, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower district court decision that ruled the NLRB – in its infinite malfeasance – violated the Administrative Procedures Act when it pushed a requirement for employers to post notices offering guidance on the collective bargaining rights of their employees.
The problem is that these posters are blatantly one-sided and show an obvious slant toward union bosses. Staring down workers at any random water cooler, the posters don’t include information on all the options available to employees, such as their right to not join or decertify unions or what their rights are in a right-to-work state.
“A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, today ruled that the National Labor Relations Act limited the National Labor Relations Board’s powers to reacting to unfair labor practices and conducting representation elections upon request,” reports Tom Schoenberg in Bloomberg. “Had Congress intended to grant the NLRB the power to require the posting of employee rights notices, it could have amended the NLRA to do so,” U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan wrote in the ruling.
The ruling, along with other major legal setbacks for Big Labor and its Friend-in-Chief Barack Obama, put union bosses on the defensive at a time when they least expected it. While employees and employers can celebrate today, the next giveaway to labor bosses from the Obama Labor Board is always right around the corner.