Sunday, May 11, 2014

Is a Facebook "like" protected concerted activity (and other insane inquiries)

Stunning and disturbing a nation that has lost (i.e., destroyed) its manufacturing base and with it most of its middle class has the time and money to focus on issues like these:

The NLRB currently is addressing several social media cases. One of the closely monitored cases (Triple Play) addresses the issue of whether “liking” a co-worker’s Facebook post about workplace conditions counts as protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act. If the NLRB finds that it does constitute protected activity, it will further blur the line on protected activity — an employee won’t have to join a picket line, stand up, or verbalize a complaint; rather, a click of the mouse at a location a thousand miles distant will “virtually” be protected activity.

Even that question should result in another dozen or so plant closures.



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