Finally, there’s a breath of common sense in an NLRB Facebook decision. The board this week upheld the dismissal of a ULP against a neighborhood center which had fired two workers for a profanity-laced discussion on Facebook in which they advocated various acts of insubordination. Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (October 28, 2014).

unnamed (1)It is critical to note that it was not the profanity that directed the board’s decision. It was the fact that the content of the discussion advocating acts of insubordination was so “egregious” that it lost the protection of the act for protected concerted activity.

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