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Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

Posted 6/3/22
It's become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores.

But when the celebrations die down, a daunting hurdle remains: To win the changes they seek — like better pay and more reliable schedules — unionized stores must sit down with Starbucks and negotiate a contract.

It's a painstaking process that can take years.

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