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Starbucks Fired Worker for Activism, Labor Board Judge Rules (2)

Oct. 7, 2022, 10:08 PM

Starbucks Corp. illegally fired a Michigan employee because she engaged in union activism and participated in a US labor board proceeding, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled.

The agency judge’s decision Friday requires the coffee chain to offer the worker reinstatement with back pay. It says Starbucks must also hold a meeting with employees as well as representatives of management, the government and the union, at which a notice is read about workers’ rights and about the agency’s determination that the company broke the law.

Starbucks, which has said that claims of anti-union activity on its part are “categorically ...