Calgary Starbucks becomes first to unionize in Alberta

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Calgary Starbucks store becomes first to unionize in Alberta

A majority of the store's 32 workers voted in favor of the union. x27;membership of the United Steelworkers of America.

Starbucks faces a wave of industrial action within his chain, particularly in Alberta.

Employees at a Starbucks store in southwest Calgary voted to unionize their location, becoming the first in the chain in Alberta.

Majority workers at Starbucks located at 150 Millrise Boulevard S.W, participated in a mail-in ballot that will result in membership in the United Steelworkers (USW) union.

We are proud to welcome workers from the first unionized Starbucks store in Alberta into our growing union family,” said Steelworkers Western Canada Director Scott Lunny in a statement.

Starbucks is facing a wave of industrial action within its chain. As of the end of June, half a dozen stores in Alberta were part of this membership effort.

A spokesperson for Starbucks Canada said the & #x27;company respects the right of its employees to unionize.

From the beginning, we have been clear in our belief that we are better together, as partners, and this conviction has not changed, can we read in a press release issued by the American coffee chain.

She adds, We will respect the process and negotiate in good faith, guided by our principles. We hope the union will do the same.

The United Steelworkers Union already represents Starbucks workers in Victoria, Surrey and Langley in British Columbia.

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