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Memphis Starbucks Votes to Unionize After Activists’ Firing (1)

June 7, 2022, 4:56 PM

Starbucks Corp. employees voted decisively to unionize at a Memphis cafe where seven pro-union coworkers were fired after launching their campaign.

Employees at the location voted 11 to 3 in favor of the union, Workers United, in ballot-counting Tuesday.

“The scare tactic obviously didn’t work -- I actually think it backfired,” one of the fired activists, Nikki Taylor, said at a press conference following the vote.

Starbucks “will respect the process and will bargain in good faith guided by our principles,” Starbucks spokesperson Reggie Borges said in an email. “We hope that the union does the same.”

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