Starbucks Corp baristas waging a union campaign in Buffalo, New York, say they are organizing in part to have more of a say in the workload created by the company's mobile app, which has left them struggling to keep up with surges in orders for $6 Frappuccinos and other custom coffee drinks. On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board will tally ballots from employees at three stores in the area. Baristas and shift supervisors there are seeking to join Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.
Starbucks (SBUX) closed at $116.25 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.01% move from the prior day.
On the heels of several major conglomerates announcing splits, this begs the question of whether it might be time for other giant companies to consider the same move. In this segment of Backstage Pass, recorded on Nov. 12, Fool contributors Rachel Warren, Jon Quast, and Toby Bordelon discuss. Rachel Warren: I think in terms of a company that perhaps would be better off as multiple entities.