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Cornell University ends partnership with Starbucks amid labor dispute, concerns

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Cornell University has declared its intention to terminate its association with Starbucks upon the conclusion of the current contract in June 2025.

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The Ithaca Voice reported the decision, which follows a National Labor Relations Board ruling that determined Starbucks penalized pro-union Cornell students working at its Ithaca locations.

Among the cited violations, Starbucks was found to have denied these students leave during Cornell’s academic breaks amid the unionization efforts.