New Social Media Guidance: The National Labor Relations Board’s Acting General Counsel issued a third memorandum on social media cases. The memo details seven cases involving social media policies. According to Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel,
I hope that this report, with its specific examples of various employer policies and rules, will provide additional guidance in this area.
Mine Workers Union Targeting South Carolina: Corey Hutchins of the Free-TImes reports that six representatives from he United Mine Workers of America traveled to several facilities in South Carolina to gauge employee interest in joining their union. The Virginia-based union sees opportunity in South Carolina, but admits that it is facing some push back from employees in at least one location it visited.
Chicago Nurses Vote to Unionize: Chip Mitchell of WBEZ91.5 writes that 144 registered nurses at Chicago’s Loretto Hospital voted in favor of union representation by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Wisconsin Unions: Douglas Belkin and Kris Maher of the Wall Street Journal (paid) write that public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership since Governor Scott Walker curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions. Governor Walker faces a recall vote on Tuesday.