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.
“If a union is certified, benefits and wages will essentially be frozen while the parties negotiate the contract,” the letter stated.
The tweets are made to look like they’re coming from accounts that don’t exist, or are dated in a way that makes them obviously fake, union organizers said.
Starbucks fired the 20-year-old barista and organizer just days before employees begin voting on whether to unionize.
Captive audience meetings have become almost standard practice for companies facing union drives. NLRB’s top lawyer wants to ban them.
Schultz made his remarks on the very same day the company fired a union organizer at a store in Arizona.
"We encourage Howard Schultz to put union-busting behind him and embrace Starbucks’ unionized future.”
Starbucks fired almost every member of the committee fighting to unionize a Memphis store, citing “safety and security violations.” The workers call it retaliation.
Starbucks isn't going to be able to focus on stopping dozens of stores from unionizing at once.
“We get the best experience of anyone in the country. But we’re still saying this is not enough for us to be successful.”
“We are on strike until we believe it is safe to return to work."