2 California Starbucks stores votes to unionize, first in state

Two Starbucks stores in Santa Cruz, California, voted to unionize, becoming the first two Starbucks store in California to do so. A third Santa Cruz store will vote to unionize in June. | Video Player | Santa Cruz Starbucks unionization push follows national trend of increased union approvalBy a vote of 15 to two the … Read more

For the Starbucks Union campaign, an abrasive contract fight is just beginning

The Starbucks campaign has so far succeeded in merging nearly 20 American stores of the coffee chain, a historic turning point in the labor movement. But the union effort is currently in its infancy Still heavier lift: First contract negotiations. Starbucks has every incentive not to offer workers a satisfactory contract because it will encourage … Read more

For the Starbucks Union campaign, an abrasive contract fight is just beginning

The Starbucks campaign has so far succeeded in merging nearly 20 American stores of the coffee chain, a historic turning point in the labor movement. But the union effort is currently in its infancy Still heavier lift: First contract negotiations. Starbucks has every incentive not to offer workers a satisfactory contract because it will encourage … Read more