Starbucks invests in a nationwide labor relations team and a dynamic, new partner training initiative

Read more about our investment in a new labor relations team and watch a preview of our new "Partnership at Starbucks" training program launched to better equip U.S. retail leaders with an understanding of labor issues, NLRA requirements and the rights of our partners to engage in protected activities.

Starbucks pushes to move bargaining process forward while building on more than $1B in investments in the partner experience

An overview of our efforts to work side-by-side with partners to reinvent the future of Starbucks, our more than $1 billion in investments in the partner experience and our work to move the bargaining process forward.

Striking New York Roastery partners elect to return to work

Read more about return to work plans and our efforts to engage with New York Roastery partners and Workers United to support the continued well-being of our partners and customers.

Health and Safety Claims Involving our New York Roastery

Read more about our ongoing response to claims made by the union and our ongoing efforts to prioritize the health and well-being of our partners and customers at our New York Roastery.

Latest in our ongoing exchange with Workers United President Lynne Fox

Read more about our latest correspondence with Workers United President Lynne Fox on bargaining delays, unlawful broadcasts of bargaining sessions, lack of commitment to in-person bargaining and requests for a cookie-cutter national contract.

Starbucks Charges Workers United with Failing to Bargain in Good Faith

Read more about our efforts to hold all parties accountable to the collective bargaining process and our move to file unfair labor practice charges against Workers United for failing to bargain in good faith.

Starbucks Asks NLRB to Dismiss Complaint

A recent NLRB complaint suggests that it is unlawful for Starbucks to make any changes or improvements to wages and benefits across our more than 9,000 U.S. company-operated stores because of union activity at approximately 300 stores. Read more about why we asked the NLRB to dismiss the complaint.

Addressing Recent Mischaracterizations on Bargaining, Benefits and Allegations 

Read more and get the facts on collective bargaining, store representation and partner voice, our continued support of our partners' right to choose, benefit and wage investments and allegations of wrongdoing.

Concerns about the Mail Ballot Election at 4th and Diagonal

Starbucks recently filed additional information with the NLRB regarding concerns that some parties failed to adhere to the election agreement for our store at 4th and Diagonal in Seattle.

NLRB Overland Park Ruling Ignores Election Misconduct

Read more about why we strongly disagree with and plan to appeal an administrative law judge's recent ruling on several issues focused on three stores in the Kansas City-area, including our Overland Park store.

NLRB Personnel Engaged in Union Election Misconduct

Read the latest update, including plans for the NLRB Office of Inspector General to begin an audit to evaluate its compliance with mail ballot election procedures.

Starbucks Sends Workers United Dates and Locations to Start Bargaining

Read more about our recent efforts to propose dates and locations for contract bargaining sessions at many of our union-represented stores.