Last month a federal judge in Washington said the National Labor Relations Board had the power to order private employers to post notices telling workers about their right to form unions and their right to bargain collectively and to distribute union literature.
Yesterday another federal judge, this one in South Carolina, ruled on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the NLRB did not have that authority.
Generally, when two federal judges issue different rulings, appeals are granted. Incidentally, the first judge was appointed by Obama; the second by the first George Bush.
If these cases do reach the Supreme Court, how do you think that court will rule?
[You can find the full story in the Business section of today’s New York Times.]