(The Hill) — Starbucks violated labor laws by refusing to admit union members at its Seattle, Washington, store and must sit down to negotiate with representatives, it said Wednesday.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery Stores officially voted to unionize in April, and the election was approved by the NLRB in May.
However, Starbucks has continued to challenge the election since July without providing new evidence. The store also refused to negotiate with and approve the union in violation of labor laws, he said, NLRB.
Federal agencies have ordered Starbucks to stop recognizing unions and to stop negotiating with union representatives.
Within 21 days of receiving notice, Starbucks must provide local NLRB officials with a form certifying the steps taken to comply with the order.
Employees at Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood voted 38 to 27 to join Workers United, which is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.
The store joins more than 250 Starbucks stores that have formed unions over the past few years. It’s part of a new movement that’s rapidly spreading in stores across the country.
Starbucks has actively opposed the initiative, with union representatives accusing the coffee giant of union busting.
store in Memphis, Tennessee Order to reinstate 7 employees A judge ruled in August after finding that the company had illegally retaliated for joining a union.
Earlier this month, Starbucks employees in over 100 stores Red Cup Day is typically one of the busiest times of the year, when companies give away free reusable cups to customers on holidays.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who returned to lead the company in April but plans to step down from the top position next year, has pushed unionization efforts forward. “New outside forces desperately trying to disrupt our company.”
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