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Government Agency Orders CNN to Rehire People They Fired

September 15, 2014

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?

The Associated Press via ABC News…

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?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. genomega1 permalink
    September 16, 2014 7:28 am

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Government Agency Orders CNN to Rehire People They Fired

  2. wulfscott permalink
    September 16, 2014 2:42 pm

    Are you sure CNN is not part of the Obama Administration?

  3. wulfscott permalink
    September 16, 2014 2:46 pm

    Better phrasing: Are you sure CNN is a “non-government entity”? They sem to be part of the Department of Propaganda, aka, Journolist 2.0

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