Thursday, September 27, 2012

NLRB Finds News-Press Guilty of Bad Faith Bargaining

From Union attorney Ira Gottlieb:

The National Labor Relations Board today confirmed a determination by a federal Administrative Law Judge, Clifford Anderson, finding in May, 2010 that the Santa Barbara News-Press had bargained in bad faith with the collective bargaining representative of its newsroom employees, the Graphics Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, since the day bargaining began, in November, 2007.

As the Board put it, "[Ampersand's bad faith bargaining was . . . aggravated, . . and its proposals were so extreme that they would leave employees and the Union with fewer rights and protections than they would have without any contract at all."

Up next: Mc Caw's inevitable appeal.