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Oct. 28, 2022, 10:27 PM

Starbucks Comment to Pro-Union Worker Was Threat, NLRB Says (1)

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

Starbucks Corp. interim Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz made comments during an April meeting with employees that US labor officials view as an illegal anti-union threat, according to a complaint Friday.

In that meeting, an employee asked Schultz about retaliation against union supporters. He told the worker, “I’m sensing a lot of anger from you about Starbucks,” and “If you hate Starbucks so much, why don’t you work somewhere else?”

The employee later resigned from the company.

Howard Schultz
Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

US labor board prosecutors alleged in a complaint filed Friday that Schultz “threatened employees with discharge by inviting employees to quit ...

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