NLRB Orders Calif. Paper To Rehire Fired Reporters

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday ordered the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press to rehire eight fired newsroom employees who engaged in union activity after a group of reporters quit to protest the publisher's alleged interference with their reporting.

The NLRB's unanimous decision upholds a 2007 ruling that Ampersand Publishing LLC, which publishes the News-Press, violated the National Labor Relations Act. Administrative Law Judge William G. Kocol had found that the publishers illegally fired eight newsroom employees, and disciplined and threatened others who participated...
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