Overland Park Starbucks workers join in Plaza protest pushing for union

Employees from two local Starbucks stores, including one on 75th Street in Overland Park, joined with local activists on Thursday outside the store on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza in support of the workers' recent unionization efforts. Photo by Lucie Krisman

Starbucks employees from two metro locations, including one in Overland Park, along with dozens of labor activists and supporters gathered outside the coffee chain’s location on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza Thursday to protest what they call the company’s union-busting actions. 

Workers from the Country Club Plaza location and the store on 75th Street in Overland Park started the process of unionizing weeks ago. Workers from both locations reported workplace safety concerns, among other issues.