A hearing for the history books: The resolutely anti-union architect of the modern Starbucks faces the outspoken champion of the union movement in Congress.
Labor organizing surged last year. A Gallup survey found 71% of Americans approve of unions. Yet only 10% of workers belong to a union, as employers continue to fight back.
Starbucks workers unionized at record speed. But workers are now filing fewer unionization petitions, one year on.
More than 300 Starbucks stores have held union elections in less than a year, a remarkable feat. But now workers blame "scorched-earth" union busting by Starbucks for a slowdown in the momentum.
On an investor call, Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz said the company was investing $1 billion to raise wages, enhance benefits and modernize stores. But unionized stores won't get some of that.
Twenty Starbucks stores have now unionized. Around 220 Starbucks stores have sought elections, with more added every day.
Once seen as among the most generous of employers, Starbucks is now grappling with disillusionment among its workers. Since December, 20 stores have unionized with more filing for elections every day.
Howard Schultz rejoins Starbucks as interim CEO as the company faces multiple challenges, including an unprecedented wave of unionization at stores across the country.
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