Students join union members to protest Starbucks working conditions

Students and community members protests outside the E. Franklin St. Starbucks Nov. 15, 2023. (Carolina Horne / Carolina Connection)

Thursday was Red Cup Day, a Starbucks national promotion where customers can have their coffee served in a reusable holiday cup. But some students and other local residents are staging a boycott – a “Red Cup Rebellion” – to protest Starbucks’ treatment of workers.

Caroline Horne reports.

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