NLRB Invites Briefs on Use of Employer Email for Union Activities

On August 1, 2018 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a notice and invitation to file briefs on whether it “should adhere to, modify, or overrule Purple Communications”—a ruling that permits employees to use company email systems to solicit support for union organizing drives or convey other messages protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The 2014 decision is viewed by the employer community as infringing on their property rights.

IEC will work with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace on a brief urging the NLRB to overrule the Purple Communications decision. Briefs are due on September 5, 2018.