Stories tagged: "union"


Baristas Natasha Mbazumutima and Cassidy Elliott pose in front of the Starbucks at 107th Avenue and Indian School Road in Avondale on Nov. 17, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Avondale, Mesa Starbucks Go on Strike for Red Cup Day

More than 2,000 Starbucks workers from over 100 stores across the country participated in Thursday’s strike. 

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From Buffalo to Arizona: A Starbucks Union Leader Reflects on the Movement

Former Starbucks union leader Bill Whitmire answered questions about his time with the company at a fundraiser for employees who were retaliated against while organizing.

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Union Membership in Arizona Inches Up, Still Trails Most of the Nation

After bottoming out at 4% in 2017, labor union membership in Arizona has been slowly rising, but it is still well behind levels of previous years.

Ralliers outside of a Starbucks at Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix on April 5, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
NLRB Dismisses Starbucks Charge Against Phoenix Union Organizers

The charge was one of two that Starbucks has filed against Workers United since the union began organizing late last year. More than 200 Starbucks locations have unionized since December.

How Passing the PRO Act Would Change Arizona Starbucks’ Union Efforts

The PRO Act would affect Starbucks employees’ struggles with the company’s alleged union-busting efforts. 

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2 More Valley Starbucks Stores Vote to Unionize

Employees at the Starbucks locations on Seventh Street and Bell Road in Phoenix and 107th Avenue and Indian School Road in Avondale voted in favor of unionizing.

Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, helps out the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Federal Officials Say Starbucks Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices in Phoenix

Federal labor officials have asked a judge to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate three union activists at its Phoenix location.