Rule Shift Could Delay Elections To Decertify Starbucks Union

CATEGORY: Authored Articles
CLIENT TYPE: Public Employers
DATE: Jun 07, 2023

Quoted in Law360, LCW Partner Shelline Bennett speaks on the National Labor Relations Board’s blocking approach in Starbucks employees’ efforts to decertify their union. When unions try to block decertification elections by filing charges with the NLRB, it can be akin to telling workers, Shelline states, “you don’t know what you’re doing and we know better and we need to take care of you. Sometimes they [unions] do know better. But at the end of the day, I altruistically believe that employees know what they’re doing. … And if they’re saying decertify, then that’s what they mean.”

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