Employees at a Starbucks in Tallahassee are making history, voting 16-1 yesterday to unionize.
This is the first Starbucks in Florida to do so.
One employee at the Magnolia store says he is “so proud and he can’t believe this is real.”
Tallahassee workers win the FIRST union Starbucks store in FLORIDA 16-1!!!!!
— SBWorkersUnited (@SBWorkersUnited) May 3, 2022
The first company-operated Starbucks store voted to unionize in December.
Since then, about 46 stores have voted to unionize, with five voting against.
Overall, 237 company-owned stores have filed petitions with the National Labor Relations Board so far.
Starbucks is reporting quarterly earnings rise by over 14%.
So Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz says employees will be getting new pay raises, $17 dollars an hour, and benefits, but not at stores that are unionizing.
Starbucks workers in Tallahassee (the John Knox and N. Monroe location) just won their union election 16-1. pic.twitter.com/6HCKOZ4AXS
— Christopher Cann (@ChrisCannFL) May 3, 2022
Welcome to our partners at the Magnolia store in Tallahassee, Florida! "We have nothing but love for Starbucks, our community, and our customers – which is the reason for our organizing." pic.twitter.com/hZJv35JxHJ
— SBWorkersUnited (@SBWorkersUnited) February 2, 2022
NEW: A Tallahassee Starbucks store has become the first in Florida to file for a union election.
With the addition of this store (at John Knox Rd. & North Monroe St.), workers at 7 Starbucks locations have filed in the past two weeks. pic.twitter.com/EAnNBihPgv
— More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) January 12, 2022