Posted: Jan 27, 2010 7:33 AM by Jimena Martinez
Updated: Jan 27, 2010 7:33 AM
A US Court of Appeals sides with a South Coast publication involved in a labor dispute.
On Tuesday, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Santa Barbara News-Press. The ruling said it was a violation of the publisher's first amendment rights, to force the paper to rehire employees fired for union activity, aimed at management to give up editorial content control.
The ruling stems from a newsroom dispute that began in mid-2006. Nearly every top editor at the paper quit in protest over what, they said, was the owner's interference with news coverage.
One employee testified that two workers were fired because of concerns about biased reporting. Six other reporters were fired a month later after protesting the two firings.
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