Washington Post Hit With NLRB Complaint Over Reporters' Radio Duties
July 12, 2007 at 6:01 PM (PT)
The WASHINGTON POST has been slapped with a formal complaint by the NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD for adding extra duties on employees related to BONNEVILLE News-Talk WTWP-A-F (WASHINGTON POST RADIO)/WASHINGTON and printing and ad sales for the WASHINGTON edition of humor weekly THE ONION. The extra reporting duties for POST reporters on WTWP were not included in bargaining with the NEWSPAPER GUILD, alleges the NLRB complaint, instead negotiated with reporters on an individual basis, circumventing the union.
The paper says that it has the right to involve employees in multimedia work, similar to its arrangements for WASHINGTONPOST.COM. If the parties cannot resolve the case themselves, the case will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge in SEPTEMBER.