“They are firing union leaders across the country, cutting hours, bullying workers,” Starbucks Workers United told VICE News.
“I think the company realizes that we as trans partners feel particularly vulnerable at this time,” one worker said.
And workers are calling it “blatant and illegal retaliation.”
The grocery workers are the latest to join the revitalized labor movement, along with workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and Target.
Now, the work to actually win union representation begins.
Online job listings have evolved into a powerful tool that labor activists are using to expose the efforts of anti-union companies.
“It gave me more confidence than I've ever had in my entire life,” said former Overland Park Starbucks employee Michael Vestigo.
The National Labor Relations Board just filed a massive complaint against the coffee giant, alleging retaliation against dozens of union organizers.
The president, vice president, and labor secretary met with union organizers at Amazon and Starbucks.