The federal agency charged with enforcing U.S. labor laws announced that it had dismissed a charge filed against Ben Shapiro which accused the conservative pundit of unlawfully interfering with the rights of employees at the right-leaning political website Shapiro co-founded, The Daily Wire.
The complaint, filed by workers’ rights advocacy group “The Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize” in September 2020, stemmed from a tweet Shapiro posted concerning reports that employees at Spotify were threatening to strike unless the streaming music and media company allowed them some degree of editorial oversight over podcaster Joe Rogan’s popular show. The show has featured far-right conspiracy theorist guests like Alex Jones and Owen Benjamin.
“I have a message for [Daily Wire] employees. If you ever attempt anything like this, you can consider your strike permanent,” Shapiro tweeted.
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