Starbucks complains about unions “threatening employees” | Reuters

On April 20, Starbucks filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRB) alleging that the union, which organizes cafe clerks, threatened employees and customers. The photo is the Starbucks logo. Taken in May 2018 in New York (2022 Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

[Reuters]–On the 20th, Starbucks filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRB), alleging that the union that organizes cafe clerk threatened employees and customers.

The union “Workers United” claims to have committed illegal acts during demonstrations at stores in Phoenix, Arizona and Denver, Colorado.

A union official said he blocked the entrance to the store, threatened him, and gave him dirty words, saying, “It threatened physical safety, caused serious mental distress, and illegally interfered with business.”

Workers United said the allegations were a reflection of Starbucks’ squeeze as the unionization movement spread.

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