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To: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

Starbucks! Stop Union Busting: Sign the Fair Election Principles

In August of 2021, 45 baristas and shifts in Buffalo signed a letter to then-CEO Kevin Johnson asking for fair union elections. Since then, Starbucks has responded to the union campaign with threats, intimidation, and surveillance of partners. Starbucks has spent millions on losing legal battles and increasing the number of managers and Operations coaches. All while simultaneously cutting our hours and insisting partners can't get enough work to qualify for benefits.

Union busting isn't who we, the baristas and shift supervisors of the company, are. Sign the Fair election principles and stop Union Busting.

Why is this important?

My name is Daniela, and I’ve been a partner since 2000. Working for this company for over 20 years, I am so disheartened to see where things have ended up. This isn’t the company I started working for at 17 years old. The passion is gone, the third place is gone, the sense that we are working for the good of the community is gone. When I first heard about partners unionizing in Buffalo, I knew it was going to spread like wildfire. It was only a matter of time before my store would join the movement.

There are now over 250 Starbucks locations across the country that are looking to unionize to bring the company back to what it once was. 100 of those stores have already won their union votes, despite Corporate's anti-union onslaught. This movement is about partners creating a better workplace for ourselves, and taking back our voice. 250 stores is just the beginning.

We demand that Howard Schultz sign our Fair Election Principles because in the end we all want the same thing: to make Starbucks be the best company it can be. It’s terrible to see partners who are making a change for the better, be subjected to bullying, intimidation, and termination. This is not who we are.

If you’re a partner who has been watching this campaign from a distance, just know you have the support needed if you ever want to join us and create for your store a better work environment.



2022-06-01 16:54:31 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2022-06-01 15:59:42 -0400

500 signatures reached

2022-06-01 11:45:21 -0400

100 signatures reached

2022-06-01 10:43:51 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-06-01 10:26:57 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-06-01 10:21:27 -0400

10 signatures reached