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Starbucks in Hot Water With U.S. Labor Board

The National Labor Relations Board is suing Starbucks after the coffee chain allegedly took direct and unjust action against three employees involved in unionization efforts. In a press release last Friday, NLRB demanded “injunctive relief for victims of unfair labor practices.”

The lawsuit claims Starbucks promptly retaliated against the employees – or as Starbucks calls them, “partners” – by disciplining, suspending and discharging one, “constructively” firing another and putting a third on unpaid leave of absence.

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