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Starbucks workers stage 1-day walkout

To pressure company on contracts

Posted 3/31/23

Workers at more than 115 Starbucks locations across the country walked off the job Wednesday to pressure the company to negotiate contracts with the unionized stores. They also called for a halt to the coffee retailer’s anti-union tactics, which have brought censure from both federal judges and the National Labor Relations Board. 

Workers held their walkout on what they call “Founder's Day,” in mock celebration of the company’s recently departed interim CEO Howard Schultz, who assumed an aggressive anti-union posture during three stints at the company, the most recent concluding just days from when he is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee. 

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