Supreme Court Sides with Memphis Starbucks in Union Case

by Nicholas Ballasy


The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Starbucks on Thursday in the company’s challenge to a judicial order that would have required them to rehire seven Memphis employees that were fired while they participated in union efforts.

The “Memphis Seven” publicly released a letter addressed to the Starbucks CEO and agreed to sit down in a store with a TV news crew to discuss the union efforts.

Starbucks argued it legally terminated the employees, who had violated company policies.

The National Labor Relations Board had obtained a court order requiring Starbucks to rehire the terminated employees.

Observers have said the Supreme Court decision will now make it harder for the federal government to win labor disputes.

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Nicholas Ballasy is a senior correspondent for Just the News.
Photo “Starbucks” by GoToVan from Vancouver, Canada CC BY 2.0.


Reprinted with permission from Just the News.

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