Post-Gazette Gets Judge's OK For Layoffs Amid Digital Push

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT) -- An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board concluded Monday that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its employee union did not have to reach an overall impasse in contract talks for the company to enact plans to fire two workers as part of a transition to digital newsgathering.

Judge David Goldman said in a recommended decision that precedent requiring an employer to reach an overall impasse in contract talks before implementing layoffs did not apply, as the Post-Gazette's layoffs were the result of so-called effects bargaining, a process for negotiating over the effects of an otherwise nonnegotiable business decision by...

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