CNN has been ordered by the National Labor Relations Board to rehire or compensate about 300 former employees, the Associated Press reports.
“The NLRB agreed with a November 2008 ruling by one of its administrative judges that CNN improperly replaced a unionized subcontractor, Team Video Services (TVS), with in-house non-union staffers, claiming ‘anti-union’ bias,” the story reports.
The board wrote, “We agree with the judge, essentially for the reasons he states, that CNN committed each of these violations.”
CNN has 14 days to either rehire the former employees to their former jobs or provide them with equivalent positions. CNN also has to pay bargaining union employees for any adverse tax consequences for receiving lump-sum reimbursements, the piece adds.
CNN said it disagrees with the decision and is evaluating its options.