Starbucks Settles Union-Busting Claims In Michigan

Law360, New York (October 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- According to a settlement between Industrial Workers of the World and Starbucks Corp., employees in a Michigan store will be able to talk about union-organizing activities without threats from their employer.

The regional director for the National Labor Relations Board in Detroit approved a settlement on Oct. 3 that would require Starbucks to post a notice at its store in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 60 days.

The notice states that federal labor law gives employees the right to form, join or assist a union; choose a...
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