This Twitter thread from Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) about people trying to get Barstool to unionize is the one you want to see. How did this get started? After news broke regarding The Ringer Unionizing Portnoy posted this blog:
After posting – people throughout the Internet seemed to annoy Portnoy and he is getting a bit heated at the morons who are attempting to push Barstool Sports employees to unionize and quite frankly, I don’t blame him.
Not going to end well for @barstoolsports Dave Portnoy who's having a Musk-ish-sized Twitter meltdown while illegally threatening his employees if they unionize. Peter Thiel killed Gawker, NOT a union.#TheSociopathicBusinessModel— KillingMyCareer (@MelaynaLokosky) August 13, 2019
-threatens & intimidates
-poor behavior control pic.twitter.com/Jdph4KPz35
And it appears that Portnoy means it when he’ll fire anyone on the spot who hires a lawyer to help unionize his company.
Anybody who hires this lawyer will be fired immediately and I will personally sue you for damages and back wages. https://t.co/wxg3odCWUk— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 13, 2019
The blue checkmark and their weirdo friends are mad at me for saying I’d smash a Barstool Union. pic.twitter.com/j0V4OL0lsz— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 13, 2019
To whom it may concern:— No one's fool🍑 (@TrumpWorstPrez) August 13, 2019
I've taken a screen shot of this tweet as evidence of illegal retaliation against employees lawfully exercising their labor rights.
To be absolutely clear, the threat in the tweet by @stoolpresidente to which I am replying is ILLEGAL.
Yup, he’s not kidding around, ladies and gentlemen. You can watch Portnoy talk about this on The Barstool Rundown from yesterday. (Go to the 15 Minute Mark to watch)