Press Release

Starbucks’ NYC Roastery on Strike for Ten Days – Management Has Not Provided a Health and Safety Inspection Report or Contract Bargaining Date

The NYC Roastery has been on strike for ten days now over an urgent health and safety issue. Yesterday, Workers United filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board asking it to investigate the NYC Roastery over its allegation that the company’s failure to provide information violated the law. Management confirmed that there had been prior reporting of the presence of bed bugs, and have said that they have remediated the issue. The Union has requested information (the inspection or remediation report), per its legal right, so that workers can make decisions regarding their health and safety. Management has thus far failed to provide this information. The charge will be investigated.