As workers around the country at Starbucks stores continue to unionize, and lawsuits between their union, Workers United, and Starbucks continue to multiply, a new development in the battle materialized on Feb. 26. The coffee chain, whose progressive image has been tarnished by accusations of union-busting, has finally agreed to “a constructive path forward” with the union. In a joint statement, the two parties said they will create a framework that will function to guide organizing and collective bargaining. Currently, nearly 400 of the company’s stores out of 9,000 have unionized, despite fierce opposition from the chain. This framework will include a fair process for workers to organize and a process to achieve collective bargaining agreements on a store-by-store basis.

Read the full story by Daniel Weissner for Reuters, published February 27, 2024, here:


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