Special Campus Memo: Social Media and UGSDW
Administration has learned that some College employees are keeping up with the activities of the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. We know it is common for members of the Grinnell family to use social media to stay abreast of developments on campus. However, this is a slightly different matter. The UGSDW is a union and it is currently engaging in protected concerted activity attempting to organize student workers on campus. There are some fairly technical rules that apply under the federal labor laws. It is important that Grinnell College take precaution to avoid even the appearance that it might be attempting to influence the outcome of a vote by surveilling the activity of students and the union.