(Bloomberg) -- Starbucks Corp., facing a growing union push across its cafes, is appealing to the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that government employees interfered with and influenced election results in certain stores.The coffee company said in a letter to the labor board that NLRB personnel coordinated secretly with Workers United union agents to arrange for in-person voting during mail-in elections. The letter also says that NLRB officials gave union agents real-time, confidential
The success of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) since it went public in 1992 has delivered outsized returns and likely made some small investors millionaires. Investors need to evaluate such challenges before considering a position in Starbucks stock. Many investors probably sighed with relief in March when Howard Schultz returned as Starbucks' interim CEO.
Dutch Bros (NYSE: BROS) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) have a lot in common -- both started in the Pacific Northwest and Starbucks has spread across the world, while Dutch Bros, which started 21 years later, is beginning to spread across the United States. There are some key differences as well -- Dutch Bros locations are primarily drive-thrus, whereas Starbucks has embraced becoming the '"third place" outside of home and the office where customers can come to drink coffee, work, and socialize. Furthermore, it seems unlikely that we will see a drink with a name like the OG Gummybear or the Vampire Slayer on Starbucks' menu anytime soon.