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Buffalo Starbucks workers claim managers intimidated them into rejecting union

Business Insider 12/19/2021

While workers at one Starbucks location in Buffalo, NY, voted to join a labor union last week, at the Camp Road location, employees have written to the National Labor Relations Board complaining that they were “subjected to a massive campaign of overwhelming psychological force from the moment they publicly expressed the desire to form a union,” ultimately leading to an unsuccessful effort to unionize. “Every medium of attack was used, including one-on-one conversations, group meetings, constant surveillance, and a propaganda extravaganza about the dire consequences a union would bring to Starbucks,” the worker group stated.

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