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Starbucks Baristas Are Unionizing, and Even Howard Schultz Can’t Make Them Stop | Bloomberg

May 12, 2022 The return of the company’s longtime CEO hasn’t slowed the workers, who are inspiring activists at Amazon and showing the extent of labor’s new power.

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A Starbucks union worker who met with President Biden called it 'a really proud moment.' Her employer was 'deeply concerned' no company rep was invited | Business Insider

May 11, 2022 Last week, six union organizers met with the Labor Secretary, Vice President, and President at the White House. One of them was Laura Garza, a Starbucks partner at the Chelsea roastery in New York City.

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Starbucks’ union battle is getting aggressive and expensive, and Wall Street is backing away | CNBC

April 21, 2022 Starbucks risks its long-held reputation as a progressive company the longer it battles union efforts.

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Workers at Nanuet Starbucks file a petition to unionize | News 12 Hudson Valley

April 20, 2022 A Starbucks in Nanuet has become part of a growing list of locations nationwide pushing to unionize.

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Union drive at Manhattan roastery shows spirit of Starbucks workers | The Guardian

April 19, 2022 Since the first winning drive in Buffalo, 18 US locations have unionized – including at the chichi New York ‘reserve’

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The Starbucks Union Wave in New York Keeps Gaining Steam | Eater NY

April 18, 2022 The unionization wave at coffee giant Starbucks is continuing to gain steam in New York. Staffers at one of Starbucks’ fancy Reserve stores in Williamsburg, plus an Astoria outpost, a shop in Long Island, and an upstate location in Rockland County, have filed petitions to hold union elections at their respective stores

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Workers At Second Astoria Starbucks Seek To Unionize | The Patch

April 18, 2022: Another Astoria cafe has been swept up in the movement to unionize Starbucks locations across the U.S., according to organizers.

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Four New Starbucks Stores File for Union Elections in New York | Commercial Observer

April 15, 2022: Four new Starbucks around New York filed petitions for union elections on Thursday — including its Reserve cafe and wine bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — as a growing unionization movement rips through the java giant’s locations nationwide.

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Union Rally At Meatpacking District Starbucks Nixed Due To COVID | The Patch

March 24, 2022: The rally was in response to allegations that Starbucks was deploying union-busting practices against employees.

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10 reasons why the Starbucks campaign is bad news for anti-union corporations | The Hill

March 20, 2022: The union campaign at coffee behemoth Starbucks is spreading like wildfire among its predominantly young workforce. Moreover, despite management using tried and tested “union avoidance” tactics, it seems clear that the company’s aggressive campaign is not panning out as Starbucks HQ had hoped, and this could be bad news for anti-union corporations more broadly. 

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Inside the New York City Starbucks Union Battle | Grub Street

February 23, 2022: Over 100 Starbucks locations have voted to unionize, including six in and around NYC.

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Starbucks Union Drive Reaches NYC, With AOC’s Support | Bloomberg

February 10, 2022: Employees in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island seek to organize. Ocasio-Cortez joins 75 other elected officials backing effort

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