Government Agency Orders CNN to Rehire People They Fired
Here’s a perfect example of how far we’ve strayed as a nation. Do you think Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson or any of the founders would approve of a government agency with the power to decide who gets a job at a non-government entity?
US Labor Board Orders CNN to Rehire Fired Workers
The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.
The NLRB agreed with a November 2008 ruling by one of its administrative judges that CNN improperly replaced a unionized subcontractor, Team Video Services (TVS), with in-house non-union staffers, claiming “anti-union” bias.
“We agree with the judge, essentially for the reasons he states, that CNN committed each of these violations,” the board wrote.
The board gave CNN 14 days to rehire the former TVS employees for “their former positions or, if those jobs no longer exist, to substantially equivalent positions.”
It also told CNN to pay bargaining union employees for any adverse tax consequences that may result from the lump-sum reimbursements.
A CNN statement said the network disagrees with the NLRB decision and is evaluating options.
I am not a fan of CNN but this is just plain wrong.
Where does this end?