As discussed in an earlier post, shortly after the United States Postal Service reported a data breach potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of employees, the American Postal Workers Union filed an unfair labor practice with the National Labor Relations Board alleging the Postal Service should have bargained with the union over the impact and response to the… Continue Reading
We reported earlier that the National Labor Relations Board had been considering changing its previous position that “employees have no statutory right to use the[ir] Employer’s e-mail system for Section 7 purposes.” The NLRB’s position in this regard was established in 2007, under the NLRB’s ruling in Register Guard. Today, in Purple Communications Inc. and… Continue Reading
Labor law commentary by Howard Bloom. After being hit with a data breach, the last thing a company might want is the scrutiny of the union representing its employees affected by the incident. When the data breach potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of United States Postal Service employees was reported, it was not long after that… Continue Reading
Jackson Lewis Special Report on Social Media in the Workplace.
Union threats made in social media not treated the same as if made in person on picket line.
More companies are becoming a part of the social networking community – setting up Facebook pages, “friending” their employees and customers, and so on. Businesses use these sites for a variety of purposes including marketing; client, employee and government relations; and community involvement. With lawmaking bodies and courts just beginning to struggle with the range… Continue Reading