AOC calls out Barstool Sports bro-in-chief for anti-union threat tweet
It’s getting rough and rowdy between New York’s favorite tweeting congresswoman and the dude-bro boss of a frat boy sports web company.
An epic Twitter spat erupted Tuesday morning between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports owner Dave (El Presidente) Portnoy after he sounded off about workers at The Ringer, a competing sports site, joining a union.
He warned workers at Barstool Sports not to contact a union supporter, or get fired.
Portnoy is known for his blunt and brash pronouncements on everything to golf to girlfriends. So it might have come as no surprise that he pounced on the pro-union tweet from Rafi Letzter, who successfully organized a union at his own workplace.
But AOC (D-Queens) rightly pointed out, the tweet crossed a big red line called the law, which prohibits employers from intimidating workers who want to unionize.
If you’re a boss tweeting firing threats to employees trying to unionize, you are likely breaking the law &can be sued,in your words, “on the spot.”
ALL workers in the US have the protected freedom to organize for better conditions.
The back-and-forth in the mentions include Portnoy’s supporters trashing AOC as an airhead Barbie doll of the left and her backers calling him a loudmouth frat boy who has no hope of scoring a date with any woman as beautiful and smart as Ocasio-Cortez.