From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Starbucks cannot fire a union activist employee who cursed at a manager in front of customers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled for the second time.
The first time, on May 14, 2005, Agins was angry that an assistant manager did not come to help him right away when the shop got busy. When the manager did come to help, Agins said it was “about damn time,” noisily shoved a blender in the sink, said “this is (BS)” and told the manager to “do everything your d**n self.” Agins was suspended for several days and Starbucks wrote a warning, which Agins said he never received.
I guess this means that if you’re pro-union, you do not have to show your boss proper respect, can disregard direction, and insult customers.
What a brave new world.