Category: Get The Facts

Partners at more than 25 stores have filed for decertification: What does it mean?

Read more about our ongoing efforts to negotiate first contracts for each of our certified stores, and the decision by partners at more than 25 stores to petition the NLRB for a decertification election.

Fact check: Union's latest claims distort the process and our efforts 

Read more about recent claims made by Workers United and get the facts related to the review process for unfair labor practice charges and the Company's continued attempts to progress negotiations towards first contracts for union-represented stores.

Supreme Court grants Starbucks petition to consider creating a level playing field for U.S. employers

Read more about our proactive efforts to create a fair and consistent standard for evaluating NLRB injunction requests across all U.S. federal courts.

Addressing a NLRB Complaint involving store closures in 2022

Read more about our position regarding a Consolidated Complaint issued by the NLRB and our decision to close 23 stores across the U.S. in 2022.

Reaffirming our commitment to the principles of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining  

Read more about findings and recommendations from an independent, third-party assessment into the Company's adherence to the principles of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

Our outreach to resume contract bargaining with Workers United 

Read more about our outreach to Workers United President Lynne Fox, expressing our earnest desire to resume bargaining and our goal of progressing negotiations towards first contracts in 2024.

Ensuring our 41st and Main store partners voices are heard

Read more about our efforts to ensure partners at our 41st and Main store in Kansas City have the opportunity to make their voice heard through a fairly conducted secret ballot election.

Red Cup real-talk

Read more about Red Cup Day and our continued efforts to progress bargaining with the unions that represent partners at a subset of our U.S. company-owned stores.

Starbucks appeals NLRB ALJ findings about our ability to improve pay and benefits

Read more about steps taken to appeal a recommended decision and order issued by an Administrative Law Judge regarding the implementation of wage and benefits improvements at U.S. stores.

Creating the future of Starbucks, together

Read more about our rich history of listening to and learning from partners, and recent findings that our 2022 collaboration sessions were both rooted in past practice a did not violate labor law in any way.

Starbucks condemns acts of terror, files complaint against the union to defend partners and company

Read more about our efforts to address the spread of misinformation and inaccurate headlines stemming from statements made by Workers United following the heinous and unacceptable acts of terror against the innocent in Israel and Gaza.

NLRB Inspector General finds gross mismanagement in Overland Park election

Read more about a newly published report from the NLRB Inspector General, which finds NLRB officials grossly mismanaged the union representation election for our Overland Park store.