Bloomberg Law
Jan. 21, 2020, 9:39 PM

Barstool Sports Settles With Labor Board Over Anti-Union Tweets

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender

Four months after Barstool Sports co-founder David Portnoy drew criticism for posting anti-union tweets, the company reached an informal settlement with the National Labor Relations Board that calls for the deletion of the tweets and removal of other anti-union material created by the company.

The settlement comes as the federal labor board has increasingly scrutinized when statements by company executives on social media violate labor laws. Most recently, an administrative law judge ruled in September that Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the law with a tweet that suggested that employees who chose to join a union would give up ...

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