75% Of Starbucks Workers At Tallahassee Location File For Union Election, A First For The State

First it was a store in Buffalo.

Then it was another store in Buffalo.

And now it’s a Starbucks in Tallahassee that is looking to become the third location to unionize.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports:

“Workers at a Tallahassee Starbucks filed for a union election, making it the first location in the Sunshine State to begin the process of formally organizing.

Hourly workers at the giant coffee chain’s 2264-1 N. Monroe St. store announced they petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for union representation Wednesday.

The petition was filed with the agency the day before, according to the NLRB website.

A Starbucks spokesperson told the Democrat Thursday that the company intends to honor and abide by the unionization process laid out by the NLRB to ensure all employees can vote.

‘Our leaders (in Tallahassee) are committed to listening to those partners as we do in all of our stores around the country,’ she said. ‘We respect their voice and and want them to have their voices heard.’

Calum Johnson, a barista and union committee member, said more than 75% of employees, which Starbucks calls ‘partners,’ signed union authorization cards over the weekend.”

For the rest of the story, visit the Tallahassee Democrat here.

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