Broadcasting Board Of Governors' Appeal Of Arbitrator's Ruling In Firing Case Rejected
October 3, 2012 at 4:39 AM (PT)
The BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS' appeal of an arbitrator's decision ruling that it had improperly fired 16 employees has been rejected by the FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY, reports the WASHINGTON POST.
The ruling said that the BBG's Office of CUBA Broadcasting released the MIAMI-based employees without a proper showing that the move was a legitimate "reduction in force," failed to bargain with the employees' union, and fired employees who had complained about the agency to Congress and the Government Accountability Office. The BBG maintains that its move was justified because the budgets for RADIO MARTI and TV MARTI were cut in 2009.