NLRB Strikes Down MediaNews E-Mail Policy

Law360, New York (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A labor union of newspaper workers has succeeded in striking down a MediaNews Group Inc. policy forbidding employees from using their company e-mail accounts to send messages about union affairs.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Sept. 10 that MediaNews and its subsidiary, ANG Newspapers, were wrong to issue a policy that restricted its employees' e-mail use without first negotiating the change with the Northern California Media Workers Guild.

Although the NLRB struck down the policy, the decision will not bring much effective change for...
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