Starbucks Moves to Suspend Mail-In Ballot Union Votes, Citing Fraud

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More than 220 stores across the country have voted to unionize and an additional 34 are in progress. Alleging misconduct between union representatives and labor board officials.

According to NBC News:

Starbucks is asking the federal labor board to suspend all mail-in ballot union elections nationwide, alleging misconduct in the voting process by the board’s personnel and the union organizing its baristas.

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The Seattle-based coffee giant wrote in a letter to the chairman and general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on Monday that the labor board’s officials acted inappropriately during an election in the Kansas City area and has likely acted similarly in other elections. Starbucks cited a career NLRB professional who approached the company as a whistleblower.

More than 220 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. have voted to unionize, according to an NLRB tally as of Friday. An additional 34 elections have been ordered or are in progress, and seven more stores are waiting to schedule elections.

Starbucks Workers United and the NLRB did not immediately respond to requests for comment from CNBC.

In addition to asking for a pause on all scheduled mail-in elections at its U.S. stores, Starbucks is requesting that all future elections be held in person while the allegations can be investigated.

According to Starbucks, NLRB officials allegedly coordinated with union agents to arrange for in-person voting at the labor board’s offices during mail-in ballot elections. The company also alleges that Workers United agents were given confidential, real-time information about specific vote counts so the union could target employees who hadn’t voted yet. NLRB officials and Workers United then allegedly coordinated to cover up this activity, the company said.

Read more at NBC News.

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Alevanpa
Alevanpa
1 month ago

Is Starbucks saying that mail in ballots are easily corrupted and falsified? I, for one, don’t believe it. Everybody knows mail in ballots can’t be faked!

Linda Byrom
Linda Byrom
1 month ago
Reply to  Alevanpa

I wish there was an emoticon on this post so I could know whether the poster truly believes it or is using sarcasm. Everyone capable of critical thinking ability should be able to realize the potential for fraud with mail in ballots.

Ernst
Ernst
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda Byrom

Sarcasm it is!

Susi Downs
Susi Downs
1 month ago

AS MUCH AS I DESPISE STARBUCKS I DESPISE UNIONS MORE. BUT IF THATS WHAT IT TAKES TO CLOSE ANTI-AMERICAN STARBUCKS THEN IT WORKS FOR ME

Linda Byrom
Linda Byrom
1 month ago
Reply to  Susi Downs

Remember that a large number of American workers lose their jobs if Starbucks should close. Do you think that is a great idea?

Ernst
Ernst
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda Byrom

Other coffee shops would open up. We would have more diversity and more small business. Great idea!

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Well, if I had $3-7 to spend, I would NOT purchase their slimy woke coffee, thank you very much. I’d rather go home and brew some Tasters Choice.

Ernst
Ernst
1 month ago
Reply to  Jawad

After years of being a daily customer at Starbucks, I now buy coffee at a gas station and take it home. Politics requires one to vote with one’s feet.

James
1 month ago

Perhaps the most telling thing overall is that those rascally liberals at Starbucks don’t trust their subordinate rascally liberals not to cheat using the rascally liberals favorite method. Brilliant!

Ernst
Ernst
1 month ago

So Starbucks agrees with President Trump! Mail-in ballots are easily corrupted. The 2020 election was rife with fraud!

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