National labor board accuses Overland Park Starbucks of union busting

Michael Vestigo, dressed as a wolf, marches outside the Starbucks near 75th Street and I-35 in Overland Park during a March 19 strike where workers attempting to unionize demanded better treatment. Vestigo's termination is now part of two National Board of Labor Relations complaints against the Overland Park Starbucks and another location on the Country Club Plaza. File photo.

By Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga 

The National Board of Labor Relations filed a complaint Wednesday against two area Starbucks for preventing employees from exercising their legal right to organize.

The complaint, filed by District 14 of the NBLR, alleges the Starbucks at 75th Street & I-35 in Overland Park and the store on the Country Club Plaza wrongfully terminated Alydia Claypool, Maddie Doran and Michael Vestigo, and “constructively discharged” Hannah McCown for supporting union efforts.