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erienewsnow.com 11 Jan, 2022 05:00 am

Second Starbucks store near Buffalo votes to unionize - Erie News Now

Second Starbucks store near Buffalo votes to unionize - Erie News Now
By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Business Writer

The company has 10 business days to file an appeal to the full labor board.Union spokesman Richard Bensinger said Monday that the labor board had sided with the union and rejected the votes from six workers who had only briefly worked at the Cheektowaga location.Individual stores in Massachusetts, Arizona, Oregon, Illinois, Colorado, Tennessee and Starbucks’ home city of Seattle have petitioned the labor board for union elections.But at the time, the outcome of union elections at two other area stores __ in Cheektowaga and Hamburg __ were unclear.

Workers at the store, in the suburb of Cheektowaga, voted 15-9 in favor of representation by Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.“Finally, the partners feel we have a voice at our workplace,” she said in a statement distributed by Workers United.

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