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Sexual Harassment Scandal Shutters Labor PR Firm

shockedFitzgibbon Media is a major D.C.-area public relations shop that specializes in working political and advocacy campaigns for national labor unions and other left-wing outfits (many funded by unions as well). Or rather, it was a major D.C.-area public relations shop—it closed its doors abruptly last week.

The reason? The company’s president was accused by numerous female employees of sexual harassment (and possibly sexual assault). The Huffington Post reports:

Trevor FitzGibbon and his team worked with some of the biggest progressive organizations, including NARAL, MoveOn, the Center for American Progress and the AFL-CIO, as well as Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning and The Intercept. The company sponsored an event with The Huffington Post earlier this year. Multiple female employees came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against FitzGibbon, according to employees who spoke with The Huffington Post.

It’s bad news for the firm’s affected employees, and also its left-labor client roster. The faction of OUR Walmart that split off from the UFCW campaign had been using Fitzgibbon for media relations during its disastrous roll-out earlier this year. Also looking for new help after one of the Left’s top media dogs was accused of serial sexual harassment? The Communications Workers of America, which paid Fitzgibbon $230,000 in its 2015 fiscal year, and Randi Weingarten’s American Federation of Teachers, which will also have to take its $144,000 in fiscal 2015 business elsewhere.

We’re certain that Berlin Rosen stands ready and waiting to pick up with these clients where Fitzgibbon’s team left off.

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