NLRB OKs Some Tweets About Work

Labor board says some Twitter comments are protected under the law.

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) worker said he was disciplined for using Facebook to rail against a boss’s “tyranny.” A crime reporter in Tucson, Arizona, was fired for using Twitter to taunt that the city had too few homicides.

The National Labor Relations Board, which acts on unfair-labor practices, has reviewed 129 such cases since 2009 involving social media and the workplace, most filed this year, according to a study to be released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business lobbying group.

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