Supporting Your Access to Healthcare

This letter was sent to all U.S Partners on June 15th, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 To U.S. Partners Supporting your access to healthcare   Partners,    In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, in May we shared that we will always strive to ensure our partners have access to quality healthcare. When legislative actions impact your …

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Get the Facts: Starbucks Shares Update on Partner Commitments

Last month, Starbucks announced more than $1 billion in investments to uplift partners (employees). The investments were a direct result of dozens of collaboration sessions across the country where hundreds of retail partners (employees) and executives met to talk about frustrations, hopes and ideas and to co-create the future of Starbucks. Here’s an update on where those …

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Get the Facts: Additional Resources Regarding Investments announced May 3

We know that many partners have asked for more detail around the investments announced on May 3—like how does this apply to my store? We’re sharing a new one-pager here as a resource for managers leading partners in stores with union organizing activity or representation. In this resource, you’ll find more detail on exactly which …

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Get the Facts: Letter to White House on Behalf of Starbucks Partners

Dear Mr. Ricchetti, 

I am reaching out on behalf of Starbucks Coffee Company in response to the White House’s recent meeting with union organizations, which included Workers United, to discuss their efforts to unionize our company. 

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Get the Facts: Implementation of Benefits

Starbucks Partners will receive all new wage, benefit and store improvement investments at all U.S. company-operated stores where Starbucks has the right to unilaterally make these changes.  However, at stores where workers have union representation, federal law requires good faith collective bargaining over wages, benefits and working conditions which prohibits Starbucks from making or announcing …

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Get the Facts: Single Store Voting

From the beginning of the unionization effort, we have been clear that we are better when we work directly together without a union separating us.

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Get the Facts: Disruptions

Creating a safe space is a shared community responsibility. We call it “the third place” – a warm and welcoming environment outside of our homes and workspaces where we connect and build community. We welcome all who use our spaces as intended, are considerate of others, communicate with respect, and act responsibly.

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Get the Facts: Truth About NLRB Rulings

Anyone can file Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs) with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Once a charge is filed, the NLRB has the responsibility to investigate and review the allegation and decide if it has sufficient merit to proceed.

It’s important to note that when the NLRB decides that a ULP has merit it is simply saying the process and investigation should continue. Deciding that a ULP has merit is not an endorsement of the charge or a finding of any wrongdoing.

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Get the Facts: Policy Expectations for Partners

We respect and support our partners and our partners voices will always be heard. Together, we have the power to effect positive change in our stores, our company, and the communities we serve.

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Get the Facts: Starbucks is Not Mandating Meetings with Partners

Our partner meetings are designed to provide information that will enable each partner to make the right decision for themselves.

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