Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Judge Orders Santa Barbara News-Press Employees Be Reinstated

A federal administrative law judge has ruled in favor of employees and against the Santa Barbara News-Press in a long running labor matter. The employees and the NLRB had filed the case after eight employees had begun to agitate for a union, and been fired by the paper's management. Administrative law judge William G. Kocol issued his 75 page decision on December 26, ordering that the employees, with one exception, be reinstated with back pay. [A hypertext-linked table of contents is available at the end of the decision.] Read more here from the AP. Here's more from the Los Angeles Times.

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