In which DISH network tries to use the broad term "social media" to limit employees ability to communicate? That is what this is about. You can't organize if you can't communicate. And typically things ain't rosy if you are contemplating organizing. Hence DISH violated the law. No judicial interpretation, the judge even referenced prior precedent.
If you look at what is considered "Social Media" it is an aggregation platform for communicating, which covers everything from e-mail to Facebook to YouTube and mobile systems like Skype. Surely you can see how this would limit the ability of the employee to organize.
I could go along with you if this was just an at-work specific resource utilization issue, but it isn't. The handbook quoted above doesn't say "on company time". It says folks can't use electronic means to communicate negative info about the company 24/7. This could include negative info about how equipment safety systems were being turned off to continue production ala Deep Water Horizon. People died there, and I bet British Petroleum had a similar communication policy...
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