August 21, 2017 / 9:09 PM / in 10 months

Split NLRB says Minn. Timberwolves jumbotron workers are employees

Workers who produce content shown on the jumbotron at Minnesota Timberwolves games are employees of the basketball team and can vote on whether to join a union, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled.

In a 2-1 decision on Friday, the board said the 30 workers were employees and not independent contractors under the National Labor Relations Act because Timberwolves management gives them a script to follow, tells them when to work, and provides most of their tools and equipment.

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