Starbucks: A History of Union Busting

Starbucks: A History of Union Busting

What do Starbucks and Wal-Mart have in common? Both have long track records of harassing their workers when it comes to joining unions.


After trying to organize a Starbucks union at his Mall of America branch store, Erik Foreman was fired by his district manager. In response, Foreman filed a complaint against the coffee company stating they violated the National Labor Relations Act. Foreman’s complaint and many others have underscored Starbucks claim of social consciousness and brought another high-profile player into the debate on the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Read more about the campaign to stop starbucks here.

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