The law is clear: once a store unionizes, no changes to benefits are allowed without good faith collective bargaining. Partners still have access to all Starbucks benefits already in place when the petition was filed, but any changes to your wages, benefits and working conditions that Starbucks establishes after that time would not apply to you and would have to be bargained.
After a store votes “yes,” union representatives now speak for all partners in the bargaining unit at that store during bargaining. Starbucks is committed to bargaining in good faith.
We are sharing a new resource below to provide additional clarity about your benefits during unionization.
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