In the United States, more than 3,000 workers at more than 150 Starbucks stores will strike over the next week after the company’s decision to ban Pride Month decorations inside its coffee shops. Starbucks labor union – writes Reuters Executives at dozens of Starbucks locations in the US said they banned employees from displaying flags and decorations during LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June. Instead, the company has defined the accusations as “false,” declaring that, as of last week, there had been “no change in internal policies on this matter.” In fact, the chain would have encouraged “store managers to celebrate Pride Month provided they follow building safety guidelines.” However, the union responded on social media that based on documents and testimonies from store managers, “the company’s responses have not been consistent.” The trade union then added that the strikes in question also aim to push the company to enter into fair labor contracts to improve workers’ wages.
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