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Tell Starbucks: Stop Union Busting!

Starbucks and its CEO Howard Schultz are once again coming under fire for anti-union practices following the abrupt firing of Alexis Rizzo, a former supervisor at a Buffalo, New York coffee shop who has been credited with sparking the wave of unionization that has swept across roughly 300 Starbucks locations in recent years.

Rizzo joints dozens of other union organizers who have been fired by Starbucks since 2021.

The news comes just days after Sen. Bernie Sanders grilled Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in a Senate Committee hearing.

"Instead of negotiating a first union contract as required by law, Starbucks has chosen to double down on its illegal union busting by firing Alexis Rizzo, a union leader in Buffalo who worked for Starbucks for seven years," Sanders wrote on social media.

Sign the petition demanding that Starbucks stops union busting and treats all of its workers with the respect and dignity they deserve.
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