Overland Park Starbucks Firings Persist Amid Union Vote Protests

It's amazing how many people don't know that both Missouri & Kansas have gone to great lengths to secure "at will" employment legislation. 

Of course there are exceptions to that law that are mostly determined by which party has more money for an extended court battle.

Accordingly . . . 

Here's an update on the Starbucks labor slap fight in the Golden Ghetto . . .

Two former employees at an Overland Park Starbucks who were fired days before the store voted to unionize are accusing the company of unfair labor practices.

The store’s vote count took place Friday with seven of the 14 employees voting 6-1 in favor of unionizing. Starbucks lawyers claim that the remaining seven votes should be ineligible since they are no longer with the company or there was an alleged issue with their ballot. The Overland Park location joins about 16 others across the country that have held elections and voted to unionize.

This quote was gleaned from a lesser blog but we invite readers to check a better, big picture story with not paywall via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Starbucks Is Desperate to Stop Unionization, So It's Firing Worker Leaders

Starbucks is firing worker activists as it seeks to blunt the momentum of the union drive sweeping the company. Jacobin spoke to worker Laila Dalton, who was fired just weeks after the NLRB issued a complaint against Starbucks for retaliating against her.