What a fucked up way to punish their workers, eh?
One can only hope that media attention will make the company change this….
Or?…. The Nation Labor Rations Board steps in to make things right….
Starbucks announced Tuesday that it was raising pay and expanding training at corporate-owned locations in the United States. But it said the changes would not apply to the recently unionized stores, or to stores that may be in the process of unionizing, such as those where workers have filed a petition for a union election.
On a call with investors to discuss the company’s quarterly earnings, the chief executive, Howard Schultz, said that the spending would bring investments in workers and stores to nearly $1 billion for the fiscal year and that it would help Starbucks keep up with customer traffic.
“The investments will enable us to handle the increased demand — and deliver increased profitability — while also delivering an elevated experience to our customers and reducing strain on our partners,” Mr. Schultz said, using the company’s term for employees.
The initiative was announced as the union has won initial votes at more than 50 Starbucks stores, including several this week….
The company said it was legally prohibited from unilaterally imposing wage and benefit increases in stores where employees have unionized or will soon vote on unionization. It noted that it must bargain with a union over any wage or benefit changes.
But labor law experts said that it could be illegal to withhold wages and benefits from only unionized employees or employees voting on a union…
A second group of Amazon workers in Staten Island NYC voted AGAINST a union, not following the first group that did….
The effort to unionize a second warehouse at Amazon’s Staten Island campus has failed, according to a preliminary vote count by the National Labor Relations Board.
Out of roughly 1,633 employees eligible to vote at the LDJ5 sortation center, 998 cast ballots with 380 voting yes and 618 voting no according to the NLRB’s tally: 38 percent of workers voted to support the union, compared to the 55 percent who’d supported the union during the first election at the JFK8 warehouse last month.….