NASA Lab Vows To Fight NLRB Ruling On Scientists' Emails

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday that it planned to appeal a National Labor Relations Board judge's ruling that it violated federal labor law when it disciplined scientists for sending mass emails from work computers criticizing a policy of required background checks.

Administrative Law Judge William Kocol said the emails, sent by scientists and engineers at the JPL, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology for NASA, constituted a discussion by employees of their working conditions and that as such, the messages were protected...
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