US labour board orders CNN to rehire or compensate workers allegedly dismissed because of anti-union bias

Author: Tom Raum, New Observer (USA), Published on: 17 September 2014


"US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers", 15 Sep 2014

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...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."...A CNN statement said the network disagrees with the NLRB decision and is evaluating options... Jim Joyce, the president of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communication Workers of America, welcomed the decision.

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