Wednesday, February 11, 2009
NLRB upholds newspaper layoffs
The Contra Costa Times reports that the National Labor Relations Board has dismissed the Guild's complaint that three employees were wrongfully laid off because of their union activities. The Oakland office of the NLRB ruled in December that the company was within its rights to fire Sara Steffens, Rebecca Rosen Lum, and Geoff Lepper. Now the NRLB's national office has upheld that decision and rejected arguments to the contrary from the union. Steffens, who had just been elected union chair before her firing, played a key role in unionizing the Contra Costa Times and other parts of BANG-EB.