Starbucks union to strike at more than 100 U.S locations on Red Cup Day, The Seattle coffee giant has more than 9,000 company-owned stores in the U.S.

More than 100 Starbucks locations plan to strike by the union on "Red Cup Day" its one of the biggest sales days of the year

The union planned to distributing its own version of the reusable red cup that features the Grinch’s hand holding an ornament with the logo of Starbucks Workers United at 113 striking locations

The announced the action after contract negotiations between the company and Starbucks Workers United failed

It will be the largest collective action by Starbucks Workers United has taken so far in its organizing push over the past year

Protesting meant to call attention to the company’s alleged union busting and refusal to negotiate contracts fairly. Starbucks has denied all allegations of unfair labor practices. Union Said

Employees said they're seeking better payout, more staffing levels in busy stores and more consistent schedules. but Starbucks opposes the unionization effort, saying the company functions best when it works directly with employees

Labor action to be taken in 25 states according to Starbucks Workers United, the group organizing the effort. The union said the goal is to shut the stores down during the walkouts