Bloomberg Law
Dec. 14, 2022, 1:00 PM

Workers at Starbucks-Amazon Cashierless Store Push to Unionize

Sabiq Shahidullah

Baristas at an experimental Starbucks-Amazon Go store in New York say the tie-up between the coffee chain and e-commerce giant has doubled their workload with no additional pay.

Some 30 Starbucks Corp. employees at the Times Square location will decide Dec. 15 whether to join Starbucks Workers United, which has already unionized hundreds of cafes in cities around the US. Inc. itself has been roiled by labor activism at its warehouses, but this is the first time workers have sought to hold a union election at one of its retail locations.

A Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go, located in New York City at 59th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues.
Source: Starbucks

The two companies launched the pilot partnership ...

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