NLRB Rules Employees Have No Statutory Right to use E-Mail System for Union Activities

Today’s note relates to HR issues:  specifically, e-mail usage policies.  Companies with unionized employees should review a December 2007 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision which ruleed that an employer’s e-mail system is private, and that employees have no statutory right to use the e-mail system for union business — even if other, non-business e-mail is permitted.

My colleague Mike Canavan has prepared a detailed review of the NLRB decision in The Guard Publishing Company d/b/a The Register-Guard and Eugene Newspaper Guild.  To review Mike’s analysis of the decision, click here

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