Re: Starbucks asks labor board to suspend all mail ballot elections after misconduct allegations raised

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Mail-in ballot cheating...

Aug 15, 2022, 9:15:03 PM8/15/22
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> Democrats and their union lapdogs have just got caught cheating again
> using mail-in ballots.

Over 220 Starbucks stores have voted to unionize


Starbucks is calling on the chairman of the National Labor
Relations Board (NRLB) to immediately suspend all mail-in union
elections after claiming that labor board personnel engaged in
misconduct with union representatives to tip the elections in
their favor.

In a letter sent to the chairman and general counsel of the
NLRB, Starbucks – which is facing growing union efforts
nationwide – said it has been made aware by an NLRB career
professional that labor board officials in the Kansas City area
"and elsewhere engaged in highly improper, systemic misconduct"
in elections between Starbucks and Workers United, which has
been leading the union effort since December.

The NLRB career professional claimed that board officials
secretly coordinated with union officials to arrange for in-
person voting to take place at labor board offices during NLRB-
ordered "mail-ballot" elections, according to the letter. Labor
board officials also gave union representatives confidential
information regarding specific vote counts that "enabled the
union to target and influence employees who have not yet voted,"
Starbucks said.

It was also alleged that board officials disenfranchised
employees (otherwise known as partners) who were not given the
same opportunity to cast in-person votes, collaborated with
union representatives to "cover up this misbehavior" and
increase the number of pro-union votes to the outcome of

Starbucks said it was made aware by the whistleblower that there
were documents and emails between board officials and union
representatives that show there was misconduct at the Overland
Park store in Kansas City.

These documents showed, in part, that "board personnel have
secretly colluded with the Union to affect multiple stages" of
the election process, including providing, returning and
counting of ballots, according to Starbucks.

"The purpose of this misconduct was to tip-the-scale in order to
deliver the outcome sought by the Union," Starbucks wrote. "The
result of the misconduct was to ignore—and bypass—the actual
sentiments that Starbucks partners may have expressed in
properly conducted elections."

Starbucks said it has been made aware that misconduct has
occurred in other cases between Starbucks and Starbucks Workers
United in other labor board regions.

Starbucks is requesting all current, pending and future mail
ballot elections be suspended until there has been a thorough
investigation from NLRB Inspector General David Berry into the
matter and that "the outcome has been made public, and
safeguards to prevent future misconduct have been implemented."

In addition to conducting an investigation, Starbucks is asking
Berry to audit regarding improprieties that could have occurred
in other Starbucks cases throughout the nation.

More than 220 Starbucks stores have voted to unionize. The
company has opposed the unionization efforts made by employees.

National Labor Relations Board spokesperson Kayla Blado told FOX
Business that the labor board does not comment on open cases.

Blado said the "agency has well-established processes to raise
challenges regarding the handling of both election matters and
unfair labor practice cases" and that "those challenges should
be raised in filings specific to the particular matters in

She added that the regional staff and board "will carefully and
objectively consider any challenges raised through these
established channels, which include opportunities to seek
expedited review in both representation and unfair labor
practice cases."

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