Starbucks, Schultz can legally offer raises to union workers

Irina Baranova

Labor law doesn’t stop Starbucks from offering new benefits to union employees. It does prevent the company from implementing new benefits without union approval. As a growing number of Starbucks stores are becoming unionized, labor activists are accusing the company of taking new measures to discourage organizing. Starbucks says it’s […]

Colorado Starbucks Firings Ignite Union Litigation

Irina Baranova

Related Practices & Jurisdictions Starbucks remains in the headlines for the national union push enveloping many of its cafés. In fact, just last week, a store in Colorado joined the list of unionized locations. In addition to fighting union organizing, it now appears the coffee giant will be defending litigation filed by the National […]

Amazon’s Union Busting Is Subsidized by the Government

Irina Baranova

In the wake of a historic labor victory at one of its Staten Island warehouses earlier this month, Amazon is reportedly ramping up its union-busting operations across New York and beyond. Those attempts to crush a union are effectively subsidized by government money in states whose politicians portray themselves as pro-labor. […]

Union efforts shake up employment law landscape

Irina Baranova

During the first six months of fiscal year 2022, union representation petitions filed at the NLRB have increased 57%—up to 1,174 from 748 during the first half of 2021. (Photo: Ben Von Klemperer/Shutterstock.com) Amid high-profile unionization efforts across the country, labor and employment attorneys report seeing an influx of work […]