Starbucks workers in Seattle vote to unionize roastery
Workers at a second Starbucks location in Seattle voted 38-27 Thursday to unionize its flagship roastery.
Why it matters: The move is part of a surge in unionization efforts across the nation, with recent wins by both Amazon and Starbucks workers. It's the 26th Starbucks store and second U.S. roastery to unionize.
- These wins may wind up spurring union growth around the country after decades of decline, at a time when a tight labor market is empowering workers in ways that once seemed impossible, Axios' Emily Peck writes.
- Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said earlier this month that the company is "being assaulted, in many ways, by the threat of unionization."