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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:52 PM

AOC slams Barstool Sports founder's threat to fire unionizing workers

WASHINGTON Ė Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday criticized Dave Portnoy, the founder of sports blog Barstool Sports, after he threatened to fire any employee that was seeking advice on how to start a union.

In a tweet Monday, Portnoy criticized employees at The Ringer, a sports and culture website, for trying to unionize. Portnoy linked to an article he previously wrote in 2015 when Gawker writers tried to unionize.

"I hope and I pray that Barstool employees try to unionize," he wrote in the 2015 post. "I canít tell you how much I want them to unionize. Just so I can smash their little union to smithereens. Nothing would please me more than to break it into a million little pieces."

Rafi Letzter, a staff writer for Live Science, replied to Portnoy's tweet on Tuesday, saying his inbox is open to Barstool writers who want advice on starting a union.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/aoc-slams-barstool-sports-founders-threat-to-fire-unionizing-workers/ar-AAFLliX?li=BBnb7Kz

I'm an avid sports fan and I've never heard of "Barstool Sports".

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 14 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 14 #1
Blue_Tires Aug 14 #2
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:12 PM

1. Apparently he isn't the brightest crayon in the box

What he did is publicly post on social media an NLRB violation.

One can only hope that his life is filled with lawyers for a very, very long time.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:22 PM

2. Between this and the sexism, he must be trying to kill his site

because nobody is this fucking stupid... The four major sports all have unions and Portnoy is taking his career and his life into his own hands if he tries going after them...

Oh, and I'd better not see Portnoy's ass taking Labor Day off unless he wants to honor the so-called "pussies" who made it possible...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:34 PM

3. New one to me.

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