Posts Tagged ‘facebook’


Dept of Redundancy Dept Alert

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Employers, with nothing better to do, scour the web for workers’ negative comments about them and fire those workers. The NLRB ruled in 2013 that those comments are protected speech. However, the NLRB itself has been nullified along with that pro-worker ruling. You are not protected!

Which brings me to the point that seems unnecessary for internet users (and you are one of them if you are reading this):

WARNING: Whatever you write in a comment to our blog, or petition signing page is likely to migrate also to Facebook. Our blog postings are copied on FB. If you comment there, it’s on FB, not our website. FB is linked to millions of sites. Some links are known, most are automatic. So, think before you write. Write as if the whole world, including coworkers and your employer, will see it.

If you ever want to send WBI a private message, the ONLY way is through our website and the e-mail form found here.

Be careful for your career’s sake.

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Firing for Facebook posting challenged

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Wanna complain about your boss online? If you do it via FB, you might get fired. On Jan. 25, 2011 at the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) an administrative law judge will hear the case of Dawnmarie Souza fired from American Medical Response, Hartford, CT. Ms. Souza, a Teamsters member, was denied union representation by her supervisor for a meeting. She wrote on her personal FB page from home about the supervisor. She was fired. She may have free speech rights that the employer denied. The case tests a worker’s right, union or not, to express opinions about work conditions or unionization without reprisal from employers. Let’s all watch closely to see if the current NLRB rules for the corporation or for the worker.

Read the NY Times story by Steven Greenhouse, one of few labor reporters left in the country.

Read colleague law professor David Yamada’s interpretation of the case and implications for bullied workers.

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