Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2022, 10:19 PM

Starbucks Retaliated Against Pro-Union Staff, NLRB Alleges (1)

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

Starbucks Corp. violated federal labor law by putting union supporters under surveillance and retaliating against them, U.S. labor board prosecutors alleged in a complaint filed on Tuesday.

The coffee chain “has been interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees” that have sought to exercise their rights, the National Labor Relations Board’s Phoenix regional director wrote in the filing on behalf of the agency’s general counsel. Starbucks denied the allegations.

“We’ve been consistent in denying any claims of anti-union activity,” Starbucks spokesperson Reggie Borges said via email. “They are categorically false.”

The case is one of dozens pending around the country in ...

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