TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Appeals court strikes down union poster rule

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A federal appeals court has struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the board went too far in trying to force employers to display the posters or face charges of committing an unfair labor practice.

The ruling is a victory for business groups. They sued to block the rule, calling the posters too one-sided in favor of unionization. And it's another blow to labor unions who hoped the posters would help them boost falling membership.

The rule was supposed to take effect last year, but the appeals court had blocked that from happening until legal questions were resolved.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Energy sector adjusts to global oil plummet
  2. Real estate union: Howard Hanna buys Langholz Wilson Ellis
  3. ExOne Co. moves solidify authority under CEO
  4. Upscale Verano takes part in Buick’s success
  5. Makers of wine corks have lost ground to screw tops
  6. Mind the time: Optimize last-minute shopping
  7. Treasury turns profit as it exits GM bailout
  8. U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths
  9. Kim Komando: Can you get a virus on your smartphone?
  10. Signs point to gauge, an easy fix
  11. ‘Staff Pick’ is golden ticket on Kickstarter
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.