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Starbucks workers strike at more than 100 locations

People chanting and holding signs in front of a Starbucks in New York Associated Press/Photo by Seth Wenig

Starbucks workers strike at more than 100 locations

Employees are walking out of Starbucks stores in 25 states hoping for better pay, more consistent schedules, and higher staffing levels in busy stores. The strike is happening on one of Starbucks’ busiest days of the year, Red Cup Day, when stores give out a free to-go cup with any holiday or fall drink. Starbucks said it was aware of the strike but it only affected a small fraction of its 9,000 locations across North America.

Are Starbucks locations unionizing? At least 257 Starbucks stores have voted to unionize since late last year. The National Labor Relations Board reports that 57 stores have held votes in which workers voted not to unionize. Starbucks said it opposes the unionization effort but has started contract talks with at least 53 stores.

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Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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