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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Aug 14, 2019 at 05:04. 11 comments

Barstool Sports Employees Organize To Smooch Their Boss's Ass

Barstool Sports Employees Organize To Smooch Their Boss's Ass

Prompted by The Ringer’s unionization, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, whose site uses the tagline “By the common man, for the common man,” has spent a lot of his time yesterday and today coming out as a big anti-union guy. This was a predictable shtick from the guy who sold MAGA hats and yuks it up with Tucker Carlson, but what was actually disheartening was the sight of his employees...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Aug 13, 2019 at 01:08. 18 comments

What Does Bill Simmons Think Of The Ringer Union?

What Does Bill Simmons Think Of The Ringer Union?
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The editorial staff of The Ringer announced this morning that they have formed a union with the WGA East. In their letter of intent, Ringer staffers said they want to negotiate with management for improvements in areas such as compensation, benefits, severance, diversity, and the establishment of a 401k program. Now...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Jul 30, 2019. 1 comments

USMNT Rips U.S. Soccer's "False Accounting" And Odd Claims About Equal Pay

USMNT Rips U.S. Soccer's "False Accounting" And Odd Claims About Equal Pay

Last night, U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro dropped a letter and accompanying fact sheet supporting a claim that his federation invests more heavily in women’s soccer than men’s. Immediately afterwards, the USWNT called bullshit on Cordeiro’s selective numbers and creative accounting, and today the USMNT player’s association has followed suit, issuing a strong statement in support of...

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Terrence Doyle Terrence Doyle Mar 09, 2019.

When Ted Lindsay Fought, Everybody Won

When Ted Lindsay Fought, Everybody Won

Before Game 3 of the 1956 NHL semifinals between Detroit and Toronto, an unhinged Maple Leafs fan phoned the hotel the Red Wings were staying at to inform whoever would listen that if Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe took the ice, they’d be shot on sight.

Undeterred by the threat, each man laced them up. Howe scored a crucial second-period goal to get the Red Wings back in the game, and Lindsay...

Dvora Meyers Dvora Meyers Feb 27, 2019. 2 comments

Olympic Athletes Are Trying To Get A Seat At The Bargaining Table

Olympic Athletes Are Trying To Get A Seat At The Bargaining Table

Athlete representatives in the U.S. Olympic movement recently met in the basement of an airport hotel in Chicago to discuss the next step in mobilizing against their respective chartered national governing bodies and the USOC—creating a union.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC), a volunteer-led entity comprised of former athletes that aims to represent...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Apr 27, 2018. 10 comments

Veteran Fighter Leslie Smith Says UFC Cut Her Because Of Her Union Organizing Efforts

Veteran Fighter Leslie Smith Says UFC Cut Her Because Of Her Union Organizing Efforts

Pro MMA veteran Leslie Smith was supposed to fight on last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card, but her bout with Aspen Ladd was scrapped under strange circumstances. Ladd weighed in 1.8 pounds over the limit, claiming that “certain female circumstances” kept her from being able to cut weight. Smith initially okayed the catchweight fight on the condition that the UFC extend her expiring contract,...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Mar 17, 2018. 9 comments

Domain Registry Records Link Fight Promoter Bjorn Rebney To "MMA Athletes Association" [UPDATED]

Domain Registry Records Link Fight Promoter Bjorn Rebney To "MMA Athletes Association" [UPDATED]

Former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney—who is named in a press release touting an “industry defining” announcement tomorrow , and whose wife’s public relations firm sent the release out—is the owner of the domains mmaathletesassociation.info, mmaathletesassociation.net, and mmaathletesassociation.org. It has been widely speculated that tomorrow’s announcement, which includes UFC fighters Cain...

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Laura Wagner Laura Wagner Mar 01, 2018. 15 comments

SB Nation Laid Off Their Copy Editors

SB Nation Laid Off Their Copy Editors

Citing the failure of its social video efforts, Vox Media laid off about 50 people yesterday, mostly from Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and the video team. At SB Nation, that meant terminating several full-time employees as well as at least 12 part-time employees who staffed the copy-editing desk and the news desk. According to four sources familiar with the situation, eight part-time copy...

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Feb 26, 2018. 6 comments

What Kain Colter Really Learned At Northwestern

What Kain Colter Really Learned At Northwestern

When Kain Colter called for Northwestern football players to unionize in early 2014, he cited his experiences in my class, “Field Studies in the Modern Workplace,” as the turning point in his thinking on the status of NCAA “student-athletes” (or “workers,” depending on one’s interpretation). The idea to establish a union was entirely Kain’s own—he had been interested in expanding protections...

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Emma Baccellieri Emma Baccellieri Jan 17, 2018. 15 comments

Golf Channel Limits Coverage, Lowers Quality After Technicians Go On Strike

Golf Channel Limits Coverage, Lowers Quality After Technicians Go On Strike

The Golf Channel’s technicians went on strike today after disagreements over their contracts remain unresolved after months of negotiations.

The technicians, who belong to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, first threatened a work stoppage earlier this week over issues with compensation and work hours, and they officially went on strike this morning. That left the...

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Tim Marchman Tim Marchman Dec 15, 2017. 11 comments

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Dec 08, 2017. 10 comments

Employees Accused Arizona Coyotes Of Union Busting, Failure To Pay Staff

Employees Accused Arizona Coyotes Of Union Busting, Failure To Pay Staff

The Arizona Republic uncovered federal records showing that the Arizona Coyotes have been the subject of two investigations by the National Labor Relations Board since October 2016. In the documents are claims that the Coyotes failed to properly pay its employees, spied on employees, threatened them when they tried to unionize, and retaliated against employees who complained.

The first NLRB...

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Nick Martin Nick Martin Nov 26, 2017. 19 comments

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Is In A Bit Of A Pickle

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Is In A Bit Of A Pickle

It’s a story almost perfectly crafted to drown in the current news stream. A group of North Carolina farmworkers—pickle and cucumber workers mainly comprised of H2-A workers from Mexico, to be specific—have been systematically attacked by the North Carolina General Assembly, which is attempting to stamp out the sole farmworkers union in the entire state.

Last week, the Farm Labor Organizing...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Nov 03, 2017. 13 comments

Scummy Fuck Joe Ricketts Shuts Down DNAinfo, Gothamist After Writers Unionize

Scummy Fuck Joe Ricketts Shuts Down DNAinfo, Gothamist After Writers Unionize

Joe Ricketts, TD Ameritrade founder, billionaire, and father of Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, shut down the local news network of DNAinfo and Gothamist sites today, a week after the writers voted to unionize. Anyone attempting to reach one of the sites was redirected to this letter:

November 2, 2017

Dear DNAinfo and Gothamist Readers:

Today, I’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Sep 18, 2017. 16 comments

Georges St-Pierre, Others To Make Mysterious Announcement, Possibly About MMA Fighters Union

Georges St-Pierre, Others To Make Mysterious Announcement, Possibly About MMA Fighters Union

MMA journalists received a surprise press release yesterday, touting an “industry defining” announcement and conference call to take place Wednesday. Named in the release were current and former UFC fighters Cain Velasquez, Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, T.J. Dillashaw, and Tim Kennedy, as well as former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. No additional details about the subject of the...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Sep 06, 2017. 12 comments

NBA, NBAPA Agree On New CBA And Draymond Green Is Also Mad About Something [Update]

NBA, NBAPA Agree On New CBA And Draymond Green Is Also Mad About Something [Update]

There will not be another NBA lockout next year, as the NBA and NBAPA reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal has not been ratified yet, but Adrian Wojnarowski reports that it will be a seven-year deal. Here’s the NBA’s full release.

The NBA and NBPA have reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, pending ratification by players and...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Aug 29, 2017. 6 comments

National Hot Rod Association Fights Broadcast Crew Over Union, Alleged Unsafe Work Conditions

National Hot Rod Association Fights Broadcast Crew Over Union, Alleged Unsafe Work Conditions

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has recently let go of five members of their broadcast crew in retaliation for union activities, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) alleges in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint. IATSE has also filed for the NLRB to oversee a secret-ballot union representation election for 70 or so members of the NHRA...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Aug 22, 2017. 12 comments

Thrillist Employees Vote Overwhelmingly To Unionize

Thrillist Employees Vote Overwhelmingly To Unionize

For the past several weeks, employees at the media company Thrillist have been subject to an anti-union campaign from their management . Today, Thrillist employees voted on whether or not to unionize.

According to the Writers Guild of America, East [the same union that Gizmodo Media Group is a part of], the vote was 56 in favor of unionizing, and three opposed.

The anti-union campaign was...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Aug 21, 2017. 20 comments

Yale Shocker: Cosseted Ivy League Deans Hate Scrappy Union Upstarts

Yale Shocker: Cosseted Ivy League Deans Hate Scrappy Union Upstarts

Today, more than 300 grad student workers at Yale will vote on whether or not they want to unionize. You may be shocked to learn that the powers that be at this enlightened center of liberal learning are not thrilled!

To get a sense of why Yale’s grad student workers do want to unionize, see here, or here, or here, or here. Yale’s union push is just one part of a much broader push to unionize...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Aug 20, 2017. 22 comments

Powerful Republican Hates You

Powerful Republican Hates You

Even a cursory examination of the facts makes it impossible to reach any conclusion other than that the Republican Party takes inordinate pleasure in making your life worse. Take Virginia Foxx, for example.

Foxx, a Republican Congressperson from North Carolina, has been named the new head of the House education and workforce committee. This committee oversees a few things of importance, such...

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