Get the Facts: NLRB Personnel Engaged in Union Election Misconduct

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) personnel in NLRB Region 14 and elsewhere have engaged in highly improper, systemic misconduct involving Starbucks and Workers United.  The election misconduct by NLRB personnel has been reported by a NLRB career professional. This individual is aware of documents outlining with specificity a concerted effort to tip the scales in …

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Get the Facts: Treating One Another with Respect

The safety and wellbeing of partners and customers at our stores is one of our core values.  When a partner claims a threat to their safety or wellbeing at Starbucks, it is our policy to investigate the incident and, if we deem appropriate, suspend (with pay) those who were accused of threatening behavior.  We treat …

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Get the Facts: What You Need to Know About In-Person Voting

While some in-person voting practices may vary store-by-store, we want to ensure partners know key consistent aspects of the process. As you consider your choice between the reimagined Starbucks and a union, we ask one thing. Get. The. Facts. Your voice, your choice is too important not to. It also bears repeating that signing a …

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Get the Facts: Ensuring Partner Voices are Heard

At Starbucks, we believe in fair voting practices that allow all partner votes to be counted and all partner voices to be heard. For these reasons, we intend to appeal an NLRB decision ordering a mail ballot election at our Seattle Roastery. We asked for an in-person vote because the NLRB itself has recognized that mail ballot …

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Message to Starbucks partners: Safety in our stores

Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelson, senior vice presidents of U.S. operations, shared this letter to Starbucks partners on creating a safe, welcoming and kind third place. Partners, You’ve been open and honest with us about your experience – from what you need to feel your best at work, to the many inspirational and heartfelt examples …

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Get the Facts: Response to Elmwood Strike

On July 9th, 2022, Workers United union members who work at the Starbucks on 933 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo informed local leaders that they would be going on strike, with claims of store hours being reduced and staff schedules being cut as central to their decision. Below is the response from Starbucks Buffalo leadership, along …

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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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