First Corporate Starbucks Location Votes To Unionize

The Buffalo News reports:

Workers at a Starbucks store in Buffalo voted to join a union, making it the first company-owned store in the United States to organize.

The 19-8 vote to join a union by workers at the Starbucks store on Elmwood Avenue was a major victory for union organizers after an organizing campaign that was staunchly opposed by Starbucks and drew national attention.

“We are this company, and we’re standing here having succeeded in spite of everything that has been done to try and prevent this,” said Michelle Eisen, a Starbucks Workers United leader and an Elmwood store employee.

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