Labor Department Requires Starbucks to Release Revenue Documents

Starbucks’ attempts to prevent federal subpoena denied.

Seattle’s District Court ruled that Starbucks Corp must comply with a subpoena issued by the Department of Labor, requiring them to submit the documents tracking their 2021 and 2022 revenue to the department within 14 days. 

The Department of Labor has begun to investigate the claims that Starbucks workers have made in their recent movement to unionize, requesting pertinent revenue documents from Starbucks for more information this past May. Starbucks filed against the department’s subpoena, saying that they had no authoritative ground on which to view their documents.

In granting the subpoena’s enforcement, the court noted that “the Acting Secretary has properly demonstrated that she has authority to investigate; that her delegates properly followed procedure in issuing the Subpoena; and that the information sought is relevant and material to the investigation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for district court judges as they rule on cases involving the federal government.
  • For Acting Secretary Julie Su as she oversees the Department of Labor.
  • For workers to be discerning as they consider unionization.

Sources: Department of Labor, Reuters


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