WASHINGTON (WIVB) — A longtime Buffalo Starbucks employee and union organizer will speak before members of Congress Wednesday.

Michelle Eisen will testify before the House Education & Labor Committee during a hearing titled “In Solidarity: Removing Barriers to Organizing.”

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

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

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