The Federalist is being accused of unlawful labor practices over co-founder Ben Domenech’s tweet discouraging employees from unionizing.

“FYI @fdrlst first one of you tries to unionize I swear I’ll send you back to the salt mine,” Domenech tweeted on the same day that Vox Media employees walked out amid negotiations to unionize.

Domenech probably thought that this was a harmless, if tired, joke.

There’s just one problem: Union-busting is illegal, as in line-in-the-sand illegal.

Even if it’s “just a joke.”

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