KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some Kansas City Starbucks workers are holding a protest Thursday at 3 p.m. over alleged anti-union tactics from the company.
The protest will begin with a press conference followed by demonstrations at the Country Club Plaza and Overland Park Convention Center Starbucks locations.
"The protests coincide with mandatory, anti-union 'captive audience' meetings that Starbucks is hosting to discourage unionization," a release from protesters said.
The list of speakers at the conference include:
- Two Starbucks employees
- Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami and the vice president of Missouri Faith Voices
- Clarence Brown, the president of United Auto Workers Local 31
- Terrence Wise, a McDonald’s worker and a leader in Stand Up KC and the Missouri Workers Center