More Perfect Union obtained new documents and details revealing Starbucks’ extreme tactics to defeat the company’s first union. Starbucks is flooding stores in Buffalo, NY, with top-level corporate executives trying to intimidate pro-union workers seeking to organize with Starbucks Workers United.
One worker who has been forced to attend an anti-union meeting told us, “They really stopped just a sentence short of saying, ‘If you join this union, there’s a chance you could go to jail.’”
On Thursday, Starbucks Workers United announced they won an NLRB decision to hold elections store-by-store. Mail-in elections will be held at three separate Buffalo, NY, stores, with ballots mailed November 10.
Below is the slideshow that workers are forced to sit through during captive audience meetings.