Big Labor’s Astroturfed Unionization of Starbucks
Behind the scenes, the SEIU is orchestrating the Starbucks unionization campaign.
Just over a year ago, employees at the Elmwood Avenue Starbucks in Buffalo, N.Y., became the first in the country to unionize.
Since then, employees at about 350 Starbucks locations have filed unionization petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), over 270 of which have voted to unionize. Though only a fraction of the approximately 15,000 stores licensed and operated by the company in the U.S. have moved to unionize, and the pace of new petitions has slowed significantly in recent months, with employees in some...