Bloomberg Law
March 10, 2023, 5:36 PMUpdated: March 10, 2023, 7:10 PM

Starbucks’ Slow Union Bargaining: Decertification Explained (1)

Parker Purifoy
Parker Purifoy

Starbucks Workers United celebrated a recent decision from an NLRB judge that Starbucks Corp. broke federal labor law hundreds of times in the early stages of the union’s campaign to organize stores.

But as the union’s lawyers fight to prove the company’s violations through National Labor Relations Board litigation, organizers across the US are also locked in a bitter battle to negotiate their first contract.

As more time passes without a collective bargaining agreement, the possibility that someone will file decertification petitions opens up along with a new set of legal questions about how a campaign to take down the ...