This blog will discuss several scandals of employee labor issues that resulted from social media issues. It will also inform you on what is the NLRB guidelines and how they apply to company social media policies.
What is the NLRB guidance?
Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) in 1935 to protect the rights of employees, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labor and management practices, which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses and the U.S).
What happens when a company violates theseterms? If a company or union violates the NLRA terms then they would be held responsible for any wrong doing to their employees, if any employee files a complain with the National Labor Relations Bureau (NLRB) who is responsible for adjudicating claims. This would say, “if a company decides to fire you over false allocations you may receive remedial relief, which would mean that union or company would have to rehire you and pay you any lose income and benefits.”
- practices about NLRB Guidance? In addition the NLRB was established July 5 1935.
- (The NLRB also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor committed by private sector employers and unions, as well as conducts secret-ballot elections regarding union representation. The NLRB is a bifurcated agency governed on one side by a five-person Board and on the other side by a General Counsel. Board Members and the General Counsel are appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate. The responsibilities and functions of the Agency under the 1935 National Labor Relations Act, as amended, are carried out by the National Labor Relations Board and its General Counsel, who, in addition to independent authority under the statute, exercises other authority by delegation from the Board.) (https://www.nlrb.gov/about-nlrb/who-we-are)
Issues at Amazon
Who is Jeff Bezos: He is the founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO of Amazon. The company was founded in July 5, 1994, Bellevue, WA The company amazon Is an E-commerce business which includes online shopping and trade in venues and other subsidiaries such as Music, movies, games, food, security and etc. This company net worth was 438 billion back in 2021 of December.
- CNBC reported that Amazon was causing confusing in one of their voting warehouses that was located in Alabama, causing the RWDSU to file an objection form to the NLRB. This form stated that Amazon created a workspace that had confusion or fear that did not correlate with employee’s freedom of speech. From the news channel CNBC, publisher,
- (Annie Palmer) stated that, (Amazon illegally interfered in a recent union election at an Alabama warehouse, according to a statement on Thursday from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union the union, which organized the campaign.
- The RWDSU filed objections to the National Labor Relations Board, claiming Amazon “created an atmosphere of confusion, coercion and/or fear of reprisals and thus interfered with the employees’ freedom of choice” to join or reject a union.)
Also research shows that in the following year, in second election, RWDSU filled more objections with the National Labor Relations Board about Amazon firing an employee with accusation of being an outspoken supporter of the union and suspended another union employee. Basically, trying cover up any evidence on what’s really going on during the voting period. Which makes other employees feared of losing their job. This would be considered unfair employee rights.
Following the second election, the RWDSU filed 21 objections with the NLRB, accusing Amazon of threatening workers with closing the warehouse if they organized. The union claimed Amazon fired an employee who was an outspoken supporter of the union, and suspended another pro-union employee.
How does this effect the people? Companies that effect people in certain way that would violate any form of freedom in the workplace could cause those to live/work in fear and would allow corporations to cover up any illegal scheme they are doing behind closed doors to gain profit in or achieve certain goals that would help boosted company worth.
How often does it happen? Studies show that there are 20,000 to 30,000 charges to the NLRB of unfair labor conditions and practices and each charge is investigated by a board of agents who gather evidence and may take reports from different parties and witness.