Feb 17, 2023 | News Story

WGA East Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Bustle Digital Group

The WGA East has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Bustle Digital Group, in response to the termination of three members who were laid off there recently in retaliation for their concerted, protected union activity in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. The three workers are among the 39 laid off in total. Members of the guild’s BDG bargaining unit, wearing union shirts and Napoleonic hats, delivered the unfair labor practices charges Tuesday to the office of BDG CEO Bryan Goldberg — who paid $1.4 million in 2021 for one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rare two-cornered hats.

“The company’s decision to lay-off three WGA East unit members for concerted, protected activity causes an overall chilling effect on all concerted and protected union activity in violation of the NLRA,” the guild said in the complaint. Read more in Deadline, follow the BDG Union on Twitter for updates, and click here to tell Bryan Goldberg to stop the layoffs and agree to a fair contract.