The NLRB was a busy beaver last week

By Jon Hyman, ohioemployerlawblog.com

Late last week, the NLRB made huge news. In Purple Communications, the NLRB ruled that employees have a right to use their employers’ email systems during non-working time to communicate about union issues.

NLRB rules for workers on e-mail

Philly.com

In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company e-mail accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time.

Quickie Gifts to Big Labor

The Wall Street Journal

The National Labor Relations Board has issued some of the Obama Administration’s worst cases of executive overreach and shows no sign of relenting. This week the NLRB jammed through two more union favors, handing Big Labor the tools to make it easier to organize new work sites, and exerting jurisdiction over almost every employer-run email system.