A Civil Union

As a result, the Teamsters Union today filed a new complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that cancellation of Starshine Roshell’s popular weekly column was an act of retaliation for her union activities

In a message to the NLRB, Teamster attorney Ira Gottlieb said, ” Under the patently spurious pretext of responding to accusations of ‘bias’ in the newsroom, the paper [the Santa Barbara News-Press] has cancelled a column offering Roshell’s commentary appearing weekly in the Life section of the publication. The paper has done nothing, however, to rebuild the wall that it has been accused of demolishing between its editorial stance and actual reporting of the news.” The cancellation was also intended “to threaten and deter all other union supporters and potential supporters, again sending and reinforcing the message that they will face retaliation and punishment for their continued union support.”

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