Bloomberg Law
Sept. 27, 2019, 11:13 PM

The Federalist Hit With Labor Complaint Over Founder’s Tweets

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

The federal government wants the publisher of conservative online magazine The Federalist to delete his apparently anti-union June 6 tweet.

Ben Domenech tagged the magazine’s handle and relayed a thought about the first person who might want to organize their co-workers and form a union in The Federalist’s workplace: “I swear I’ll send you back to the salt mine.”

The National Labor Relations Board is now prosecuting a case against the publication’s parent company, FDRLST Media LLC, alleging the tweet violates federal labor laws that give private-sector workers the right to unionize and act collectively for protection without ...

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