Barista Union Strike Shuts Down Independence, Missouri Starbucks

A sign of the times and a local fight over corporate coffee cont'd. 

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But that's probably a bit too dramatic for a story that might just be another instance of locals protesting themselves out of a job.

Here's today's update . . .

"Sunday's strike featured full participation of the store, with around 20 employees in attendance, according to Miller. The goal was to meet in bargaining, stop unjust firings and investigations and fully respect the Weingarten Rights of the employees."

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Independence, Missouri, Starbucks 'shut down' Sunday due to strike

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Starbucks located at East 39th Street and Arrowhead Avenue in Independence, Missouri, was "shut down" Sunday due to an unfair labor practices strike, according to Workers United/SEIU organizer Mari Orrego. CJ Miller, a former Starbucks employee, says he was fired after an investigation by Starbucks.

Starbucks workers in Independence holding strike Sunday

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - Workers at the Starbucks located on 39th and Arrowhead in Independence, Missouri, shut down the location Sunday due to an unfair labor practices strike according to Workers United Organizer Mari Orrego. The picket began at 9 a.m. and Orrego said it would go until 1 p.m.

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SEATTLE - Howard Schultz, the billionaire founder of Starbucks, stood alone beside the auditorium stage at the company's global headquarters. The room was packed with 200 of his top executives, all waiting for him to speak. But first Schultz wanted them to hear from their employees across the country.

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