Barstool Sports founder forced to delete tweet threatening to fire union supporters ‘on the spot’

Barstool Sports co-found David Portnoy posted anti-union tweets last August. | Photo by Tom Briglia/ Getty Images

Barstool Sports has agreed to delete a pair of anti-union tweets and to notify its employees about their right to unionize, Bloomberg Law reports. One tweet, which was posted by the company’s co-founder David Portnoy, threatened to fire any employees who attempted to contact a union supporter “on the spot.” The informal settlement with the National Labor Relations Board also confirmed that Barstool Sports was behind a fake twitter account posing as a Barstool labor movement in an apparent attempt to out union supporters. It is illegal in the US for an employer to threaten reprisal against its employees for unionizing.

The dispute arose shortly after staff at The Ringer announced their plans to unionize on August 12th. Later that day,…

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