B.C. Labour Relations Board Rules in Starbucks Favour; Dismisses United Steelworkers Complaint

The British Columbia Labour Relations Board has dismissed an unfair labour practice complaint filed by United Steelworkers alleging a former partner (employee) was separated for their past union involvement. Starbucks is pleased with the decision of the BCLRB that this is not the case.  

No Starbucks partner has been or will be disciplined or separated for supporting, organizing, or otherwise engaging in lawful union activity. Starbucks respects the rights of our partners to freely associate and bargain collectively. However, all partners, regardless of their affiliation or involvement with a union, are expected to adhere to established company policies that support our operating standards.