If past is prologue as the old saying goes, Dunkin’s franchisees should be in an advanced state of readiness on the union front with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) targeting some Dunkin’ shops in Connecticut. In their ongoing efforts to unionize QSRs and rest stop businesses in the Constitution State, SEIU members are protesting the wages being paid by Dunkin franchisee Applegreeen Corp., which now owns all 23 Dunkin’s in Connecticut rest stops. SEIU Local 32BJ contends that the franchise should be paying Dunkin’ $18.31 per hour (the so-called standard wage) rather than the $14 to $15 an hour the company pays it front-line staff. Currently, the minimum wage in Connecticut is $14 per hour and will rise to $15 on June 1, 2023. Starbucks Workers United, which has succeeded in unionizing about 250 Starbucks stores across the country, orchestrated a three-day strike at approximately 100 unionized Starbucks last weekend, just one month after the workers’ last work stoppage in mid-November. The union has filed over 450 unfair labor practice complaints against the company which has filed 47 of its own complaints against the union. An ounce of prevention.. . .