Dec 16, 2022

Starbucks set for strikes in US over unionisation

Starbucks is facing a three-day strike in the US, as workers engage in a bitter battle with the coffee giant over joining unions. Workers at around 270 Starbucks stores across the country have voted to join unions over the past year, making unprecedented inroads at the firm which has long prided itself on its reputation as a progressive, worker-friendly employer. Last month, workers held demonstrations at more than 100 Starbucks stores. "We're demanding fair staffing, an end to store closures, and that Starbucks bargain with us in good faith," Ms Eisen said of the latest action, adding that union workers hoped customers would support their efforts by not purchasing gift cards from the firm this year. Over the past year, Starbucks has raised pay and announced other changes, in an effort to quell staff discontent, while disputing claims of retaliation.

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