WEATHER »

NLRB Rules In Favor of News-Press Employees

Ruling clears road to collective bargaining


A National Labor Relations Board panel ruled 3-0 on 8/17 that the election by Santa Barbara News-Press workers to affiliate with the Teamsters last September was done legally and that objections waged by News-Press management were without merit. Union officials say the announcement means they can now begin negotiating with the News-Press. It remains uncertain whether News-Press owner Wendy McCaw will abide by the NLRB decision or seek to challenge it.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Posting Bail for Santa Barbara County’s Undocumented ICE Detainees

How Anahi Mendoza and a Santa Barbara County organization help win bail for residents in ICE detention ...

SBCC President Apologizes for Handling of Harassment Claims

Three dozen faculty members signed a letter condemning the college's inaction.

Latinos Are Being Pushed Out of Santa Barbara in Droves

New census data shows their population has shrunk by 24 percent since 2011.

Priest’s Firing Raises Questions

What's the real reason Father Gavancho was terminated from Our Lady of Sorrows?

1/9 Repeat? ‘Nobody Knows!’

A UCSB geologist says predictions are purely guesswork.