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Starbucks faces expansion of labor union drive beyond New York

Added 11-18-21 05:04:02pm EST - “Employees at a Starbucks Corp cafe in Mesa, Arizona, have said they want to join a union, marking an expansion of efforts by organized labor to target more of the coffee chain's locations. Six of the company's stores in Buffalo, New…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Starbucks faces expansion of labor union drive beyond New York”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Employees at a Starbucks Corp cafe in Mesa, Arizona, have said they want to join a union, marking an expansion of efforts by organized labor to target more of the coffee chain's locations.

Six of the company's stores in Buffalo, New York have already said that they aim to join Starbucks Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.

Eligible employees at three of those locations are currently voting by mail on whether to join, with ballots due Dec. 8.

The union on Thursday tweeted a letter that it said was sent to Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson regarding the Arizona location.

In the letter, six employees of the store who are leading the organizing said they were forming a union "because we believe that this is the best way to contribute meaningfully to our partnership with the company" and ensure they have equal power.

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