Starbucks Tries To Crush Historic Union Drive In Buffalo
'The corporate presence is absolutely intimidating,' a barista warned.
Starbucks is retaliating against the Buffalo workers who are on the verge of forming the company’s first U.S. union.
Remarkably, top Starbucks executives have begun showing up to their stores unannounced & pulling baristas into intimidating 1:1 meetings.
Starbucks has asked managers nationwide to go to Buffalo for 3 months to help stop the union. Starbucks also hired a union-busting firm, Littler Mendelson, to lead mandatory anti-union meetings.
“The corporate presence is absolutely intimidating,” barista Devyn told us.
Starbucks workers said the intimidation tactics are backfiring by angering staff & making them want to communicate more. Workers simply want a seat at the table, they said.
Baristas who have been at Starbucks for 11 years make only $0.14 more than entry-level employees.
Watch our original report above.