Starbucks, US, move to form a union at Arizona store Following NY | Reuters

Employees of Starbucks, a major coffee chain in Mesa, Arizona, have announced their intention to form a trade union. The photo was taken in Manhattan, New York in April 2020 (2021 Reuters / Lucas Jackson).

[New York, 18th Reuters]–Employees of Starbucks, a major coffee chain in Mesa, Arizona, have announced their intention to form a trade union. The unionization movement, which was previously limited to New York, has spread to other states.

Employees at six stores in Buffalo, New York are already aiming to organize trade unions with the support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), three of which have postal votes on the pros and cons of forming a trade union. The deadline is December 8th.

On the 18th, the Starbucks Workers’ Federation, which consists of employees aiming to organize the union, released a letter sent to Kevin Johnson CEO regarding the Arizona store. Among them, the employees who lead the formation of unions emphasized that unions are the most meaningful for the partnership with the company and can ensure equal power relations.

The company, which calls its employees “partners,” said that it was willing to listen to the opinions of its employees, and that the idea of ​​being able to make a difference from other companies by directly partnering with employees led to the company’s success. Showed the view of.

According to Bloomberg, the Starbucks Workers’ Federation is expected to ask the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRB) for an employee vote asking whether to form a union at Arizona stores.

Regarding Buffalo stores, the company has advocated the significance of employee voting and has resisted the formation of unions.

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