Red Cup Day: Over a thousand Starbucks workers went on strike, on one of the company’s busiest days. They claim to be their greatest ever single-day strike, members of the Starbucks Workers Union are picketing outside more than a hundred locations throughout the nation. The walkout coincides with the coffee company’s Red Cup Day, when special holiday reusable cups are distributed. Customers wait in line early in the morning to purchase one of these sought-after collectible cups. One of the company’s most lucrative days ever is today.
Red Cup Day: About Starbucks Employees Strike
- Representatives of Starbucks Workers United claim that lack of staffing is just one of the problems that led to the so-called Red Cup rebellion, a nationwide walkout in which more than 100 stores set up their own picket lines.
- As the two parties attempt to hammer out new contracts, Serrano claims that the walkout is meant to pressure Starbucks to negotiate with workers in good faith.
- The union claims that the business has retaliated against union leaders, Starbucks lawyers have skipped negotiation sessions or requested last-minute rescheduling’s, making it difficult for members to engage.
- The employees’ union contests that it is a real obstacle. All they are doing, according to them, is include union members on Zoom calls, which is legal, they argue.
Leaders on the picket line are attempting to sway patrons who might not be in favour of the strike if it affects their ability to obtain a red cup. A crimson cup with the Starbucks Workers United logo on the front that was developed by a union is being offered as an even more unique commemorative souvenir.
What is Red Cup Day?
- The red cup promotion was introduced following the introduction of Starbucks’ holiday menu, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company’s holiday cups and the 20th anniversary of its iconic Peppermint Mocha beverage. Starbucks strike: On Red Cup Day, employees at over 100 outlets will walk off the job.
- Starbucks’ traditional Red Cup Day is back, after the release of their holiday drink lineup. While supplies last, consumers may purchase any size handcrafted holiday drink on Thursday, Nov. 17, at participating Starbucks locations and receive a free collector red cup, the coffee giant announced this week.
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