Get the Facts: Impact of Federal Labor Law on Our Ability to Implement Improvements and Changes to Wages and Benefits

At Starbucks, we work to uplift the Partner Experience by leaning into our heritage, listening with purpose and moving with speed to satisfy customer demands for improved store environments and to invest in best-in-class benefits for our partners and their loved ones.  Our culture puts partners at the core of who we are. We celebrate the direct relationship …

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Get the Facts: Starbucks Urges Workers United to Begin Bargaining in 234 Stores

Starbucks has sent letters for 234 stores across the nation asking Workers United to join us at the table and negotiate in good faith in each location where there is certified Workers’ United representation. Each letter offers a three-week window in October to ensure that members of each bargaining committee, in addition to any other …

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Get the Facts: Unconditional Return to Work Accepted at 847 Commonwealth (Boston)

We’re pleased to share that we have accepted our partners’ unconditional return to work and look forward to reopening 847 Commonwealth to our customers again soon! We are continuing the dialogue with Workers United to move forward with scheduling collective bargaining sessions with their representatives including for this location. Locally we appreciate the ongoing partnership with the health …

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Get the Facts: Returning to Standard Policies and Concluding COVID-19 Programs

This information was initially shared via the Weekly Update 9/19/22 for US company-operated stores   We’ve navigated through incredible change these last few years and have learned so much about COVID-19. Now as more communities and health agencies roll back restrictions and vaccines, including the new Omicron boosters, become widely available, we are moving into …

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Get the Facts: Update — Our Continued Commitment to Clarity, Transparency and Progress in Collective Bargaining

This week Starbucks continued the dialogue with Workers United President Lynne Fox. We have reiterated that we want to, and will, move forward with the scheduling of meetings for the purpose of collective bargaining. We hope that they will enable communications that respect the voices of all partners. Starbucks will continue to prioritize the interest …

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Get the Facts: Bargaining and Partner Separations

What is Collective Bargaining? Simply put, collective bargaining is a negotiation or series of negotiations between an employer and a union. These meetings are required to be conducted in person, unless both parties agree otherwise.  Starbucks believes in person negotiations would best facilitate the give and take of negotiations. During negotiations, each side makes proposals …

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Get the Facts: Poplar & Highland Ruling

Updated on September 7, 2022 Late yesterday the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its prior administrative stay and denied Starbucks’ motion to stay a  federal district court judge’s recent ruling that all seven of the former partners at the Poplar & Highland store should be offered reinstatement.  While we strongly disagree with the district court’s …

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Get the Facts: Partner and Customer Experience Expectations, Correcting the Misinformation about Unlawful Activities

We are committed to transparency, being a source of support, and to fairly applying standards to all Starbucks partners. For these reasons, we want to set the record straight regarding false claims that partners have been fired for organizing or union activity. No Starbucks partner has been or will be disciplined or separated for supporting, …

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Get the Facts: Our Continued Commitment to Bargain in Good Faith

Earlier this week, Starbucks responded to Workers United President Lynne Fox’s bargaining request, reiterating our continued commitment to bargain in good faith with Workers United. More specifically: Our willingness to bargain each store individually recognizing the Board’s certification of single store units. Our desire to bargain in person because we believe that in-person bargaining is …

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Get the Facts: Walden & Anderson Partners Vote to Continue Direct Relationship with Starbucks

Following the inclusion of a previously challenged vote, partners at our Walden and Anderson store in Buffalo, New York voted 9 – 8 to continue working directly with Starbucks. This final tally will hopefully mark the end of an exhaustive five months of elections and challenges to ensure that our partners’ voices are heard – …

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