Nov 15, 2023

Starbucks faces walkout at hundreds of US stores

The union representing thousands of Starbucks workers in the US is staging a walkout on one of the coffee chain's busiest days of the year. The action comes amid a bitter fight between Starbucks and Starbucks Workers United, which started organising workers at the company in 2021. The union said the action was aimed at calling attention to Starbucks' refusal to fairly negotiate contracts with the unionised stores. "This leaves us overwhelmed, and customers with long wait times. We are ready to see Starbucks at the bargaining table in good faith so we can address these issues." The union campaign at Starbucks has been closely watched, and is credited with helping to galvanise workers at other companies.

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