Dear Mr. Schultz (Starbucks CEO),You have repeatedly intimidated and terminated your employees for seeking to unionize, taking a page from Wal-Mart’s unethical playbook. That does not foster trust among workers.We insist you allow your workers to organize and stop opposing the Employee Free Choice Act.Instead of allowing your workers to unionize and negotiate fairer wages, health benefits, and hours, Starbucks spends millions in legal fees settling labor complaints that would expose your atrocious labor practices. That does not foster trust among workers.Rather than heed workers’ pleas, Starbucks has proposed a stripped down version of the Employee Free Choice Act that would make unionization more difficult. That does not foster trust among workers.
Quit following Wal-Mart’s anti-union example and give your workers what they want, Mr. Schultz. They will not trust you until you do.