Not surprisingly, Starbucks wasn’t too keen on the idea of letting its employees organize themselves — and it encouraged workers to vote for the measure.
In a letter to employees, Allyson Peck, Starbucks Northeast Regional Vice President, wrote: “There’s a lot going on. We wanted to talk about and connect on union voting and things. that makes sense and doesn’t make sense to you, because it has the potential to have a big impact on your work and your store.” She added: “Unless you’re positive, you want to pay a Contact to represent you with us, you must vote no. There is no right to opt out if a majority of the voters vote yes, no matter how you voted” (adopted) yahoo finance).
Mailing is just the tip of the iceberg. CNBC reports that Starbucks has also sent executives to coffee shops that want to merge. While workers called it “union vandalism”, the company denied it was trying to influence the vote. In a statement to New York Times, the coffee giant described the move as part of standard practices.
In addition, Starbucks tried to hold a single vote with 20 stores in the market. However, the coffee giant was criticized when the National Labor Relations Board rejected the move. However, none of this seemed to matter to Starbucks employees, who ultimately voted to unionize.
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