Volkswagen’s Email Blackout

By Deane Barker on December 27, 2011

Volkswagen Agrees to Curb Company E-Mail in Off Hours: Volkswagen has come to an agreement with their labor union to block email to mobile devices during off-hours:

Under an agreement reached this week with labor representatives, staff members at Volkswagen will receive e-mails via BlackBerry from half an hour before they start work until half an hour after they finish, and will be in blackout mode the rest of the time, a spokesman for the company said.