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AOC slams Barstool Sports founder's threat to fire unionizing workers

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22 minutes ago, Old Mack said:

 

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If sticking up for workers keeps you 'in the news' so be it. And she doesn't determine what the media covers. They write articles about her because they get the most clicks, which results in increased revenue. AOC is good for business. Think about that, you capitalist pigs.

 

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She's good looking and she's not afraid to speak to power.  Trumpoids should love her, except they're not allowed, because she's speaking truth to their favorite swamp creatures, whom they are sworn to defend.

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8 hours ago, drvoke said:

 

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AOC is correct. What he threatened to do is AGAINST THE LAW. His employees shouldn't wait. They should sue his ass right now. He came back at AOC with a smartass response. Watch what happens today. He will change his tune big time. He will apologize and grovel like a dog.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/aoc-slams-barstool-sports-founders-threat-to-fire-unionizing-workers/ar-AAFLliX?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday criticized Dave Portnoy, the founder of sports blog Barstool Sports, after he threatened to fire any employee that was seeking advice on how to start a union.

 In a tweet Monday, Portnoy criticized employees at The Ringer, a sports and culture website, for trying to unionize. Portnoy linked to an article he previously wrote in 2015 when Gawker writers tried to unionize.

"I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize," he wrote in the 2015 post. "I can’t tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing would please me more than to break it into a million little pieces."

Rafi Letzter, a staff writer for Live Science, replied to Portnoy's tweet on Tuesday, saying his inbox is open to Barstool writers who want advice on starting a union.

"If you work for @barstoolsports and DM this man I will fire you on the spot," Portnoy replied to the tweet.

Under the National Labor Relations Act, it is illegal for companies to fire or discipline employees for being involved with or trying to create a union.

Ocasio-Cortez said that Portnoy is likely breaking the law with his tweet.

"If you’re a boss tweeting firing threats to employees trying to unionize, you are likely breaking the law &can be sued,in your words, 'on the spot,'" she wrote in a tweet. "ALL workers in the US have the protected freedom to organize for better conditions."

The New York Department of Labor also pushed back against Portnoy's tweet.

"It is illegal to take any unfavorable action – including termination – against employees for union-related activities under the National Labor Relations Act," the department wrote on Twitter. "New York is a proud union state. We say no way, no how to intimidation, threats and union busting."

For his part, Portnoy responded to the New York congresswoman with a GIF.

 

 

 

We will see how this response holds up today. Here's a clue: IT WON'T.

 

 

um....hey dip sh it...alls he has to do to fire them is end the company...and start another...

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4 minutes ago, bigsky said:

um....hey dip sh it...alls he has to do to fire them is end the company...and start another...

 

I don't know that the stockholders would appreciate that.

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17 minutes ago, BatteryPowered said:

"I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize," he wrote in the 2015 post. "I can’t tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing would please me more than to break it into a million little pieces."

He also threatened to fire anybody who spoke to a lawyer who offered his services pro bono to assist anyone curious about unions.

 

Hopefully somebody will sue him, and then we'll find out what the lawyers think.

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Just now, drvoke said:

 

I don't know that the stockholders would appreciate that.

fu ck em…..do you have a problem with that?

lets look at yer attitude towards coal workers shall we

Under Obama’s policies, which were designed specifically to target traditional energy sources such as coal, coal production plummeted. In 2014, the industry produced 1 billion tons of coal. By 2016, that figure fell to 739 million, according to a report by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

 

sup bitch

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1 minute ago, splunch said:

He also threatened to fire anybody who spoke to a lawyer who offered his services pro bono to assist anyone curious about unions.

 

Hopefully somebody will sue him, and then we'll find out what the lawyers think.

why? what union started a business?

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2 minutes ago, splunch said:

He also threatened to fire anybody who spoke to a lawyer who offered his services pro bono to assist anyone curious about unions.

 

Hopefully somebody will sue him, and then we'll find out what the lawyers think.

 

Link please.

 

You may be correct...I haven't followed every little comment made.

 

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1 minute ago, bigsky said:

fu ck em…..do you have a problem with that?

lets look at yer attitude towards coal workers shall we

Under Obama’s policies, which were designed specifically to target traditional energy sources such as coal, coal production plummeted. In 2014, the industry produced 1 billion tons of coal. By 2016, that figure fell to 739 million, according to a report by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

 

sup bitch

 

 

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Inevitable.

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Just now, drvoke said:

 

 

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Inevitable.

with or without revolution?

 

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1 minute ago, bigsky said:

with or without revolution?

 

 

Either or. We will bury you.

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1 minute ago, drvoke said:

 

Either or. We will bury you.

why would you want to?

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1 minute ago, bigsky said:

why would you want to?

 

For the good of the planet, we must transition away from fossil fuels.

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32 minutes ago, BatteryPowered said:

Just for reference, this is from the OP:

 

In a tweet Monday, Portnoy criticized employees at The Ringer, a sports and culture website, for trying to unionize. Portnoy linked to an article he previously wrote in 2015 when Gawker writers tried to unionize.

"I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize," he wrote in the 2015 post. "I can’t tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing would please me more than to break it into a million little pieces."

Rafi Letzter, a staff writer for Live Science, replied to Portnoy's tweet on Tuesday, saying his inbox is open to Barstool writers who want advice on starting a union.

"If you work for @barstoolsports and DM this man I will fire you on the spot," Portnoy replied to the tweet.

 

 

 

 

Related to your point I numbered 1...he DID NOT say he would destroy people.  In the tweet he referenced on Monday (which is 4 years old), he said he would "smash their little union to smithereens" and that he would be happy to "break it into a million little pieces".  So he was talking about the union effort should it happen at Barstool...not the people.  It is also worth noting that the people currently trying to unionize work for The Ringer...which is NOT owned by Barstool's majority owner and Portnoy does not play any role at The Ringer.

 

Related to your point that I numbered 2...Portnoy can do nothing to the people who work for other companies.

 

Related to your point that I numbered 3...Portnoy DID NOT threaten to fire anyone trying to organize.  He threatened to fire anyone who contacted Rafi Letzter.  By the way, Mr. Letzter is not a union organizer, he is not a labor relations consultant and he is not an attorney.  He is simply a multimedia journalist.  FYI, an employer can tell their employees that anyone who contacts a reporter (journalist) about company matters will be terminated.  That is perfectly legal.

 

It might be helpful to read more carefully in the future.

 

:lol:

 

So let me get this straight. Dr. Joke creates another crackpot thread yet again (standard MO) and SPLUNCH! dives right in flippers-first and makes a total fool of herself yet again (standard MO).

 

Keep the entertainment coming, libtards! TDS is the best thing that ever happened to internet politics!

 

:lol:

 

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1 hour ago, Skans said:

AOC is correct though, as you understand.  Pretty dumb of the guy to write on any public forum about what he did.  The biggest problem I have with AOC is that she is a SOCIALIST DINGBAT. 

Exactly and that guy is a complete dimwad for saying that. He is inviting a lawsuit. 

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9 minutes ago, Redoctober said:

Exactly and that guy is a complete dimwad for saying that. He is inviting a lawsuit. 

 

For what?  Please quote HIS words that you feel would be the basis for a lawsuit.

 

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27 minutes ago, BatteryPowered said:

 

For what?  Please quote HIS words that you feel would be the basis for a lawsuit.

 

How about this one just for kicks and giggles

 

"I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize," he wrote in the 2015 post. "I can’t tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing would please me more than to break it into a million little pieces."

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35 minutes ago, BatteryPowered said:

 

For what?  Please quote HIS words that you feel would be the basis for a lawsuit.

 

He said he would fire anyone who tried to unionize. You cannot do that. It is illegal. 

 

https://twitter.com/stoolpresidente/status/1161268795278790658

 

Keep in mind I HATE unions but it is the law and for a good reason. 

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4 minutes ago, Skans said:

How about this one just for kicks and giggles

 

"I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize," he wrote in the 2015 post. "I can’t tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing would please me more than to break it into a million little pieces."

 

It is not illegal for an employer to attempt to squash and effort by their employees to unionize.

 

 

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Just now, BatteryPowered said:

 

It is not illegal for an employer to attempt to squash and effort by their employees to unionize.

 

 

Yes it is. Do you know what ETI base code is? Have you ever worked in this area of business? The only thing you can do is what I said in my earlier post. 

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8 minutes ago, Redoctober said:

He said he would fire anyone who tried to unionize. You cannot do that. It is illegal. 

 

https://twitter.com/stoolpresidente/status/1161268795278790658

 

he said he would fire anyone who contacted Rafi Letzter.

 

Rafi Letzter is NOT an union organizer, a labor relations consultant or an attorney.  He is a multimedia journalist, who's only formal education post high school is a journalism degree from Northwestern.  It is perfectly legal for a company to prohibit their employees from making unauthorized contact with the press related to company business.

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Redoctober said:

Yes it is. Do you know what ETI base code is? Have you ever worked in this area of business? The only thing you can do is what I said in my earlier post. 

 

Sorry dude.  I have worked in management at two companies where employees attempted to unionize.  The company most certainly can conduct an informational campaign in an attempt to defeat the vote.  We did both times and were successful both times.

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