Bernie Sanders Blasts Former Starbucks’ CEO Over Pro-Union Workers’ Persecution

( – Vermont Left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders confronted former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday morning, over numerous allegations that, under his tenure at the company, numerous pro-union workers were disciplined, intimidated, and even fired. The confrontation between Sanders and Schultz took place during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, where Sanders, who is the committee’s chairman, questioned the former CEO under oath over his participation in different tactics meant to bust unions, which different judges in the country have considered illegal.

During the hearing, the radical liberal asked Schultz whether he knew that judges from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the coffee chain broke labor laws nearly 200 times. Sanders also asked Starbucks’ former CEO whether he was directly involved in cases where numerous baristas who were actually union organizers inside the company were fired.

In addition to saying he wasn’t personally or directly involved in any decision taken by the company to fire these workers, Schultz claimed that everything that Sanders said was nothing more than allegations, pointing out that the coffee chain didn’t do anything illegal.

To the question of whether he was involved in coercing or threatening baristas who were suspicions of supporting unions or being part of them, the former CEO said that he did have different conversations with workers that could have been misinterpreted. He also denied any type of involvement in closing Starbucks stores that were making efforts to unionize.

Since December 2021, over 250 stores of this coffee have voted to create a union. The first one to make this happen was located in Buffalo, which prompted the company to crack down on these efforts.

Earlier this month, an NLRB judge ruled that the famous coffee chain violated different labor laws and even showed a blatant and widespread misconduct that demonstrated a total disregard for the rights of the company’s workers.

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