Starbucks' move follows McDonald's exit from the Russian market last week.
A regional director with the labor board says Starbucks broke so many laws that it irreparably tainted the union election process in western New York.
An official with the National Labor Relations Board filed a wide-ranging complaint accusing the coffee chain of violating workers’ rights.
The president’s support for unionizing workers didn't go over well with the coffee chain as it battles an organizing campaign.
The union has won 85% of the elections held so far, and votes have been scheduled for more than 100 other stores.
The NLRB went to federal court seeking an injunction, accusing Starbucks of illegal retaliation against workers.
The handful of stores in the greater Richmond area are the first Starbucks locations in Virginia to unionize.
Recent statements by CEO Howard Schultz offer a glimpse of some of the hardball tactics that might lay ahead.
The union has petitioned for elections at roughly 200 stores around the country.
Twitter is buzzing about a video shot at Elton John’s Oscar party in which the “House of Gucci” star masterfully delivered the line: “I switched baristas.”