Labor Board Upholds Ban On Employee Use Of Company E-mail To Solicit Union Support/ Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Advisor


In a recent flurry of decisions which have drawn fire from labor unions, narrow

majorities of the National Labor Relations Board have decided a number of cases in favor of

management rights in union organizing settings. One such decision handed down in December

of 2007 was the Guard Publishing Company decision which addressed employer rules governing

employee use of e-mail systems for union solicitations. This article explains the decision and its ramifications.

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