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New Union Email Rules

Published by on May 20, 2008

The Manpower Employment Law Blawg has a good post today on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New Union Email Rules.  It discusses new guidance issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the topic.  The guidance discusses the application of the Board’s Register Guard decision in 2007. In The Guard Publishing […]

The Manpower Employment Law Blawg has a good post today on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New Union Email Rules.  It discusses new guidance issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the topic.  The guidance discusses the application of the Board’s Register Guard decision in 2007.

In The Guard Publishing Co. d/b/a The Register Guard, 351 NLRB No. 70 (2007), the Board, in a 3-2 decision, found that an employer did not violate Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a policy prohibiting the use of the employer’s e-mail system for all “non-job-related solicitations”, which included protected activity under Section 7 of the Act.  The Board concluded that the employer’s e-mail system is company property and “employees have no statutory right to use [the company’s] e-mail system for Section 7 purposes.”

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