Requests for bargaining orders are rare, and the move is a show of how egregious Starbucks’s union busting has been.
The union wins signal that organizing momentum is still growing despite aggressive pushback from management.
The board also asked the courts to swiftly issue a judgment against the company to avoid further harm to the union push.
There are 19 sections of the company’s employee handbook that violate labor laws, the labor board found.
The union has filed charges with the labor board over the move, which is potentially illegal.
Starbucks and Amazon workers have given us hope. Let’s be optimistic in our organizing and link our struggles together.
“Biden has talked more about unions than any other president in my lifetime,” Sanders said. “But talk is not enough.”
An injunction from the labor board seeks to reinstate workers that it finds were illegally fired for being pro-union.
Labor advocates say that the company is becoming desperate as baristas continue to successfully organize their stores.
Two of the three flagship roasteries in the U.S. are now unionized.