On Red Cup Day Thousands of Starbucks Workers Go On Strike 

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Nov. 17, 2022

Starbucks workers at more than 100 U.S. stores said they were going on strike Thursday.

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The walkout, known as Red Cup Day, falls when the coffee giant hands out limited-edition holiday reusable cups.

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Workers say it's often one of the busiest days of the year. Starbucks declined to say how many red cups it plans to distribute.

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They are considered collector's items and customers line up at the crack of dawn to get their hands on a decorated cup.

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Workers say they are looking for better pay, more consistent schedules, and higher staffing levels at busy stores.

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But Josie Serrano says it's emblematic of one of the union's fundamental requests: a call for better staffing.

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Stores in 25 states plan to take part in labor action, according to Starbucks Workers United, the group organizing the effort.

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Starbucks' A.J. Jones, an executive vice president of communications, disputed the allegations.

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