Thursday, December 1

Starbucks Workers Plan Strike Today, On Red Cup Day

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Every year Starbucks hosts its annual Red Cup Day. The event kicks off the holiday season for the coffee giant offering patrons a free reusable 16-ounce red cup when they order a handcrafted holiday (or fall) beverage. Coffee drinkers get a ten cent discount on beverages when they return to refill their red cups. Customers line up to get their free red cups every year.

This year, amid unionizing and worker complaints, thousands of employees went on strike today picketing during one of the busiest days of the year for Starbucks.

“Members of the Starbucks Workers Union are picketing outside more than a hundred stores across the country on what they say is the group’s largest single-day strike,” NPR reported.

The union told Long Island Business News that workers at the Farmingville store at 2280 North Ocean Avenue will be participating in the strike.


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