Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy said that he would fire employees in a string of tweets about unionizing the sports site.
His threats stem from Bill Simmons’ The Ringer announcing a union on Monday.
Under The National Labor Relations Board, it is illegal for employers to discourage union activities.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York retweeted Portnoy’s tweet and said that his comments were “likely breaking the law.” Portnoy then challenged her to a debate.
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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy said that he’ll fire employees who contact a reporter or a lawyer about unionizing.
On Monday, Portnoy tweeted about Bill Simmons’ sports site The Ringer forming a union backed by the WGA East with a link to a 2015 Barstool story published about Gawker Media unionizing.
Heard @ringer employees want to unionize. Little refresher how I feel about unions. Gawker Writers Vote To Unionize https://t.co/bRWpluAqw1
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 12, 2019
“I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize,” Portnoy wrote in the four-year-old blog post. “I can’t tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing …read more
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