What You Need to Know About
After voting to unionize, Starbucks will negotiate with the union through a process called “collective bargaining”. 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.
Bargaining agreements are complex documents, and the first contract, on average, takes more than a year to complete. To date, Starbucks has proposed more than 500 single-store bargaining sessions and has appeared in-person and ready to bargain at more than 120 sets of negotiations. Workers United has only confirmed 23% of the bargaining sessions proposed by the company. Use the lookup tool below to view store-specific bargaining updates.
Store Bargaining Status
Search by city or store number to find the latest on collective bargaining progress. Information is updated weekly – learn more about the lookup feature.
News and Updates
Partners at more than 25 stores have filed for decertification: What does it mean?
Read more about our ongoing efforts to negotiate first contracts for each of our certified stores, and the decision by partners at more than 25 stores to petition the NLRB for a decertification election.
Fact check: Union's latest claims distort the process and our efforts
Read more about recent claims made by Workers United and get the facts related to the review process for unfair labor practice charges and the Company’s continued attempts to progress negotiations towards first contracts for union-represented stores.
Supreme Court grants Starbucks petition to consider creating a level playing field for U.S. employers
Read more about our proactive efforts to create a fair and consistent standard for evaluating NLRB injunction requests across all U.S. federal courts.
Addressing a NLRB Complaint involving store closures in 2022
Read more about our position regarding a Consolidated Complaint issued by the NLRB and our decision to close 23 stores across the U.S. in 2022.
How Bargaining Works
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