Starbucks Settles NLRB Suit Over Union Busting

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Starbucks Corp. has agreed to settle allegations from the National Labor Relations Board that it improperly fired a Michigan employee for participating in union activities.

Starbucks announced on Wednesday that it had reached a settlement with the NLRB "in principle" over the firing of an employee who had claimed he was fired because of his relations with the Industrial Workers of the World union. The settlement came down the same day the administrative trial was set to begin.

The NLRB filed the complaint in September on...
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