Starbucks is suing its union, Starbucks Workers United, after objecting to the g…
Starbucks is suing its union, Starbucks Workers United, after objecting to the group’s social media publish in help of Palestine after the Hamas assault on Israel, in accordance to an inside firm notice circulated Tuesday and obtained by The Intercept.
The firm had beforehand condemned the publish however is now upping the ante, planning to take the union to court docket. In a message from Executive Vice President Sara Kelly, Starbucks argued that the union’s use of the identify Starbucks confuses clients, and that some clients took their anger over the SWU assertion out on retailer workers.
The union’s publish learn “Solidarity with Palestine!” and quote-tweeted a picture of a bulldozer breaking by means of the fence encircling Gaza. More than 9,000 staff at 360 shops have now voted to be part of SWU, which is affiliated with Workers United and SEIU, in accordance to its web site, however they’ve been met with stiff resistance from the firm on a possible contract. The firm beforehand despatched SWU a “cease and desist” order threatening authorized motion and now plans to comply with by means of with that menace.
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