Register-Guard Case May Spark More Oral Argument

Law360, New York (May 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- From 1970 to 1999, the National Labor Relations Board heard oral argument an average of nearly twice a year. Since then, however, it has only heard oral argument once—in the so-called Register-Guard case that will decide whether employees have the right to use their employers' e-mail systems to spread information about union activities.

Though lawyers believe the NLRB will never hear as many cases as it once did, they are expecting a possible upturn in the near future.

“The board members were totally engaged,” Betty Southard...
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