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NLRB’s case against Starbucks begins in Buffalo

Posted 7/15/22

The first of what could be weeks of proceedings against Starbucks by the National Labor Relations Board took place Monday in Buffalo, where the unionization drive at the coffee chain began last August and led to more than 190 unionized stores across the country within a year.

At issue are dozens of complaints filed by employees of Buffalo-area outlets against the Seattle-based coffee giant. As a result, the NLRB has accused Starbucks of labor law violations including coercive statements, illegal surveillance and unlawful firings, including of union activists. 

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