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What is happening with Starbucks and labor unions?

Our partners are the core of our business, and we are committed to providing every person who wears the green apron a bridge to a better future. Starbucks provides a best-in-class wage and benefits package in retail to all eligible employees. That includes an average pay of $18.50 an hour, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, access to shares of stock and savings benefits, and matched retirement contributions.
Starbucks and Workers United announced on Feb. 27, 2024, a commitment to a constructive and mutually respectful path forward in the interests of Starbucks partners. The agreement to begin discussions on a foundational framework is designed to achieve ratified collective bargaining agreements for represented partners, the resolution of litigation and a fair process for organizing.
In the last year, the company reached a third collective bargaining agreement in Canada with the United Steelworkers, and negotiations are progressing for other represented stores in Canada.

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