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Starbucks Faces Labor Board Bid for Nationwide Court Order (1)

Nov. 15, 2022, 11:11 PMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2022, 1:37 PM

Starbucks Corp. is the target of another National Labor Relations Board request for a federal court order to reinstate a fired union activist and bar the company from violating its workers’ labor law rights in stores across the country.

NLRB Detroit Regional Director Elizabeth Kerwin told a federal judge Tuesday that a preliminary injunction is necessary to prevent Starbucks from “purging the Ann Arbor store of the Union’s leadership and crushing employee activism in Michigan and nationwide.”

An administrative law judge ruled last month that Starbucks illegally fired a union leader from the same Ann Arbor, Mich., ...