Last month, the National Labor Relations Board found that portions WeWork’s handbook were unlawful, because employees could interpret them as prohibiting them from joining a union. One section, for instance, instructs employees to consider whether their “outside interests” will “create a conflict of interest that may interfere with the objective exercise of judgment in the best interest of WeWork.”
On Friday, WeWork and the labor board reached a settlement. WeWork will remove the offending portions of its handbook as well as post a notice to clarify that its employees have the right to join a union. It will email the same notice to all employees.