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According to the Washington Post, Starbucks illegally withheld wages and benefits from thousands of unionized baristas, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleged in a complaint Wednesday.


  1. How many Starbucks locations have voted to join the union?
  2. What does the NLRB seek as a result of the complaint?
  3. Explain the disparity in wages between unionized and non-unionized.
  4. What other Starbuck dispute has happened in Memphis?


Gurley, L. (2022) Starbucks illegally withheld raises from union workers, labor board says. The Washington Post, Aug. 25 (Retrievable online at