WASHINGTON (WIVB) — A longtime Buffalo Starbucks employee and labor organizer will speak to members of Congress on Wednesday.

Michelle Eisen will testify before the House Education & Labor Committee at a hearing entitled “In Solidarity: Remove Barriers to Organizing”.

Eisen has worked for the coffee giant for more than a decade and helped make the Elmwood Avenue store the first successful Starbucks in the country.

You can watch the hearing at 10:15 a.m. on Youtube.

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