Bloomberg Law
Feb. 28, 2020, 10:59 PM

NLRB’s Email Ruling Survives Union Attack on Ethics Grounds

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Two unions came up short on their ethics challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s recent ruling that said workers don’t have the right to use company email for union purposes.

The NLRB in December reversed its position on worker access to company email when it overturned its 2014 decision in Purple Communications. The board majority in the Caesars Entertainment d/b/a Rio All-Suites decision included Member William Emanuel, whose former firm, Littler Mendelson, represents Purple Communications in the company’s appeals court challenge to the now-defunct 2014 ruling.

The Communication Workers of America and an International Union of Painters & ...