Can't Escape from the Memory: Social Media and Public Sector Labor Law
79 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2013 Last revised: 6 Sep 2013
Date Written: February 15, 2013
The Web 2.0 communicative revolution is impacting many fields of law, including labor and employment law. This article focuses upon the application and impact of statutory and constitutional doctrines on the use of social media in public employment in the United States. As part of that analysis, it will compare and contrast developments under the National Labor Relations Act, state collective bargaining and tenure laws and the First Amendment concerning social media. Through this comparative analysis, the article will highlight the distinctions and similarities of public sector labor law and their implications for the future.
Keywords: social media, technology, labor law, public sector, NLRA, First Amendment
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