Last August, Dave Portnoy, the founder of the blog Barstool Sports, got into an internet feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she pointed out to him that his online threats to fire "on the spot" any employee who speaks with a union organizer were against federal labor law.
Hey @aoc welcome to thunder dome. Debate me. https://t.co/XEmEvt12N4— Dave Portnoy (@Dave Portnoy)1565717846.0
Unfortunately for Portnoy, it appears that the National Labor Relations Board agreed with Ocasio-Cortez.
According to Bloomberg Law, Barstool Sports has agreed to a settlement with the NLRB after the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union filed a complaint. As part of the settlement, Portnoy has deleted his anti-union comments from Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the news by taking a victory lap:
Well, well, well: Remember when we put the CEO of Barstool Sports on notice about tweeting threats to intimidate h… https://t.co/eFHADf8bsH— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1579648577.0