The National Labor Relations Board is reviewing a case that could give employees the right to use company email to mount a union-organizing campaign.
The challenge to longstanding email guidelines by the NLRB’s general counsel and the Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO, could mean that employees could use their employer’s communications devices in altogether new ways – so long as they get their work done in a timely fashion.
Then, she took matters a step further, urging revisions in such policies based upon the advancements made in workplace technology.
“Employees have a Section 7 right to communicate at work, and, in technological workplaces, email is the present day water-cooler. In the last 10-plus years, the emergence and widespread use of email has transformed the manner in which many employees interact in the workplace.