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Kansas City Starbucks employees hold protest over alleged anti-union tactics

Starbucks Union
Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 16:00:04-05

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