“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.
A Starbucks in Memphis voted decisively for a union, even after seven of its organizers were fired.
And workers are calling it “blatant and illegal retaliation.”
“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.
The UFCW filed to represent workers at three Starbucks stores in Wisconsin. Not everyone is happy about that.
The coffee giant keeps taking Ls as workers around the country vote in favor of unionizing.
At least 18 pro-union employees have been fired since February, in what workers say is an attempt to stop an increasingly popular union campaign.