Starbucks union employees say company is penalizing them for being members

Cat Ureta, a member of Starbucks Workers United, has filed a complaint with the National Labors Relations Board. 

They are accusing the company of retaliating against unionized workers by not offering extra benefits, wage increases and improvements to retirement plans.

Dmitri Iglitzin is the attorney representing the union and said the company’s actions are a violation of federal law.

“Section 7 of the (National Labor Relations Act) gives the workers the right to seek to unionize without being retaliated against,” Iglitzin said.

Iglitzin said a decision is expected within the next 90 days.

Starbucks has not yet responded to KOMO's request for comment.

Starbucks bosses listened for six minutes, then walked out of union bargaining session