The company quietly told investors that its profits are threatened by its public crusade against the labor movement.

By David Sirota, The Lever

As Starbucks tries to crush a growing union drive among its workers, the company’s executives quietly admitted to investors that their anti-labor activities may destroy the coffee giant’s profits.

In the fine print of the company’s recent government filings, Starbucks first admits that “our wages and benefits programs may be insufficient,” but then slams unions, saying if labor organizing is successful “our labor costs could increase and our business could be negatively affected.”

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Then the company made a stunning admission: “Our responses to any union organizing efforts could negatively impact how our brand is perceived and have adverse effects on our business, including on our financial results.”

Starbucks’ billionaire CEO Howard Schultz has been spearheading a public crusade to stop unionization…

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