Starbucks Alleges Federal Labor Officials Improperly Handled Union Elections

Starbucks Alleges Federal Labor Officials Improperly Handled Union Elections
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Starbucks said the federal government improperly handled some union elections at its stores, and asked labor officials to investigate the matter before more tallies take place. The coffee company alleged in a letter sent Monday to the National Labor Relations Board that federal officials there improperly oversaw mail-in elections at Starbucks locations in Buffalo, N.Y., Seattle and the Kansas City area this year. The alleged mismanagement unfairly assisted workers supporting the Starbucks Workers United union and influenced the election results, the company said.