The New York Times Company is under investigation after being accused of using illegal union-busting techniques to prevent their workers from forming a union.
According to a report in Breitbart News, the company is in trouble with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) who have made allegations against the group.
Reuters reported that the NLRB is accusing the Times of an outright violation of the labor laws that applied to the company with instructions given to their employees.
The publication reported that executives told their employees in May of 2021 that they weren’t allowed to support the Times Tech Guild while they were in a virtual meeting.
“An initial complaint from the Communications Workers of America’s NewsGuild was made with the NLRB in June 2021,” Breitbart reported.
However, the Times is vehemently disagreeing with the assertion, saying that the corporation hasn’t participated in what the NLRB is accusing them of.
The Times Vice President of Communications, Danielle Rhoades Ha, said in a statement that the media corporation “strongly disagrees with the union’s allegations.”
They went on to say in their statement that they allowed “the supervisory status of certain technology employees and welcome the opportunity to explain our position to the board.”
Currently the complaint against the Times is slated to be brought to trial in March.
“Despite the union-busting accusations, the New York Times has proclaimed for decades to back efforts by union workers,” Breitbart reported.
“In September 2021, for instance, the Times ran a piece that chronicled the struggle that a number of working and middle class Americans face when trying to organize a union at their workplaces.”