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NLRB Moves on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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This is good news from Biden’s excellent National Labor Relations Board:

Labor officials have received a green light to pursue an injunction in federal court against the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper for allegedly violating its employees’ rights.

A spokesperson for the National Labor Relations Board confirmed to HuffPost that the agency approved a request by a regional director in Pennsylvania to seek the temporary injunction. The petition is likely to be filed in federal court in the coming days.

Journalists and production employees have been on a grueling 18-month strike amid a battle with the newspaper’s owners, Block Communications.

An administrative law judge at the NLRB ruled last year that the Post-Gazette failed to bargain in good faith, and that it illegally imposed work conditions on the newsroom’s union, an affiliate of the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America. The union says the company left workers with significantly higher health care costs, less vacation time and weaker job protections

Depending on the scope of the injunction request, the labor board could ask that a judge order the newspaper back to the bargaining table with the union, or force the paper to rescind changes it made to employees’ work terms without the union’s approval.

I have no doubt that the Post-Gazette leadership is desperately hoping Donald Trump wins in November so it can go back to its union-busting. If you care about unions at all, or any other issue really, Joe Biden is the obvious choice this fall, not that this crowd needs to hear that message. But for as long as we have it, let’s use the NLRB to go after awful employers!

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