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Starbucks Illegally Refused to Bargain on Zoom, NLRB Lawyer Says

Starbucks Corp. violated federal law by refusing to fairly negotiate with workers at dozens of newly unionized cafes across the country, US labor board prosecutors alleged.

The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board determined that the coffee chain violated labor law by refusing to participate in collective bargaining sessions if some workers were present via videoconference, agency spokesperson Kayla Blado said Monday.