Name _ Suhail Khan
Subject _ Law
Roll no _ M2150
Case Study

Starbucks

Introduction : – Starbucks is a chain of stores that sell coffee. A chain is many stores owned by the same company. Many of the stores look the same, and all stores sell the same items, often at the same prices. As well as coffee, Starbucks sells beverages and baked goods. Starbucks Corporation. It’s one of the most successful companies in the world, not only in the coffee shop business.
It is so successful because it was able to provide an experience that changed how much of the world thought about coffee shops and how many of us drink coffee outside of our homes.

Starbucks company details:- Starbucks Corporation is an international coffee and coffee house chain based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It opened as a single small store opened in 1971 and became a coffee giant at the end of the millennium. Starbucks has led a coffee revolution in the United States and beyond.

Case details:-
On May 19, 2022, the NLRB Buffalo Regional Director issued a consolidated complaint against Starbucks, alleging more than 200 instances of unfair labor practices and anti-union activity by the coffee chain giant, including surveillance and interrogation, making threats, selective enforcement of work rules, and retaliation. The complaint was a culmination of months of investigation by the Buffalo region NLRB of allegations by Starbucks workers. Remedies sought include reinstatement of terminated employees, reimbursement for consequential harm and damages to affected employees, restoring the operations of a closed shop, and for Starbucks to bargain in good faith with the union, among others.

Outcome of the case:-
The first hearing on that complaint was held July 11, 2022 in front of an Administrative Law Judge. SB Workers United tweeted, “Starting today, after months of investigating, the Labor Board is prosecuting @Starbucks for over 200 violations of labor law in Western NY ALONE.” Perhaps coincidentally, on the same day, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced big changes are coming to the company on the company website.