Starbucks and Workers United Resume Bargaining

Statement from Starbucks and Workers United:

“Starbucks and Workers United remain committed to building a positive, productive relationship. This week, we conducted contract bargaining over a two-day session in Atlanta, Georgia. We made significant progress. Over the course of the two days, we discussed a broad range of topics, including a shared commitment to mutual respect, the process to resolve grievances, and details relating to the union’s representation of partners as both sides worked on the foundational framework that will contribute to single-store contract negotiations and ratification.

There’s more to do, but we are committed to working together. As a next step, we will meet again in late May to continue work on the framework intended to be the foundation of each single-store contract.”

Starbucks and Workers United to Continue Framework Bargaining

Published on: May 20, 2024

Following a successful session in late April, bargaining committees for Starbucks and Workers United are once again meeting in-person during the week of May 27th to advance discussions about the bargaining framework intended to be the foundation of each single-store contract.  

During the April bargaining sessions in Atlanta, the parties discussed a broad range of topics, including a shared commitment to mutual respect, the process to resolve disputes, and details relating to the union’s representation of partners, as both sides work towards a foundational framework that will contribute to single-store contract negotiations and ratification.  

We remain steadfast in our goal of reaching ratified contracts for represented stores in 2024, and believe that these broader discussions about bargaining will help to inform decisions made at the single-store level. 

Together, we aim to make significant progress and look forward to continuing a relationship based on mutual respect.


Starbucks and Workers United to Resume Bargaining

Published on: April 22, 2024 

This week, bargaining committees for Starbucks and Workers United will meet in-person to resume contract bargaining further solidifying our shared commitment to work constructively in the interests of partners.

This exciting progress on the foundational framework, announced in February, is intended to achieve both collective bargaining agreements for represented stores and resolve litigation, including that related to the Starbucks brand. This is a positive step toward achieving our December goal of reaching ratified contracts for represented stores in 2024.

Some proposals that may affect all partners represented by Workers United may be raised by the union’s delegates. Store agreements, intended to address the unique needs and priorities of partners in each represented store, will be negotiated separately and ratified accordingly.

Our partners are the core of our business. We are deeply committed to delivering on our partner promise and to restitching the fabric of the green apron for all partners at Starbucks. For those partners who have chosen to freely associate and bargain collectively, fulfilling that promise means working earnestly to progress negotiations towards first contracts that address the unique needs of each union-represented store.

While there is important work ahead, coming together to work on this foundational framework and resuming store contract bargaining represents an important step.