Hospital wrongly denied access to e-mail system

  1. Abstract:
    In an unprecedented Wisconsin case, a hearing examiner for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission says the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics wrongly denied its nurses' union use of the hospital's e-mail system. The examiner, Daniel Nielsen of Racine, reasoned that blocking a union leader's e-mail access -- including the ability to respond to correspondence from management -- amounted to unfair labor practices by the hospital