North Dakota's First Starbucks Union Brews Change

North Dakota's First Starbucks Union Brews Change

The Starbucks on South Washington Street in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has become the state's first to unionize, with employees voting 13-10 in favor of joining Starbucks Workers United. This makes it part of a larger movement that includes over 410 stores and 10,000 workers across 43 states and D.C. The unionization comes amid a shift in Starbucks' approach to unions, as the company has started to discuss collective bargaining agreements, contrasting with past accusations of union-busting tactics. Unionized employees at Starbucks are fighting for justice at work, including fair wages, equality, and respect. Starbucks has expressed a commitment to reaching agreements with unionized stores by 2024.

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