Workers at Over 300 Starbucks Locations Have Filed to Unionize

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout Published July 5, 2022

Stephanie Hernandez, organizer with Workers United (left) and Kieren Levy, a barista who works at the Mount Vernon Starbucks on North Charles Street pose outside the establishment.
Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun / Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Starbucks Workers United, the group behind over 180 Starbucks unionizations and counting, recently hit another milestone: workers have now filed to unionize at more than 300 Starbucks locations.

The union announced the milestone in a tweet on Tuesday as it posted yet more letters from workers — this time in Clifton Park, New York, and Springfield, Oregon — announcing their intent to unionize. According to More Perfect Union, 306 stores have filed to unionize as of Friday.

Workers are filing to join what has been a remarkably successful movement, with about 187 stores winning their elections so far, according to People’s Policy Project; just eight months ago, there were zero unionized Starbucks locations. About 85 percent of stores that have held union elections have won….

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