460+ Union Stores

10,500+ Union Workers

Starbucks is one of the most profitable companies on the planet. As partners, we’re building a movement to have a real voice in determining and sharing that success. 

How We Got Here

How We Got Here

As partners at Starbucks stores across the country, we have long experienced understaffing, overwork, and a lack of say in our workplace. Meanwhile, Starbucks has raked in record, billion-dollar profits.

We started discussing the possibility of creating a better Starbucks: one embodying the values that inspired us to work here to begin with.

Take Action

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UNIONIZE YOUR STORE

Learn how to organize your store, and connect with us.
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FOR ALLIES

Stand with the tens of thousands of customers and supporters demanding Starbucks come to the bargaining table like they’ve promised.

SBWU Union Stores

Meet Us

Emeryville, CA

Newly Unionized Store

Meet Us

We’re not just baristas – we’re students, parents, forward-thinkers, and coffee fans united by the simple idea that we think Starbucks can be so much better when workers have a say in company and store operations.

We’re organizing because we know we can improve this company, transform our industry, and form a collaborative, creative, forward-thinking, justice-seeking, independent organization that allows us to advocate for ourselves.

Our Movement in Action

EXTRA EXTRA! 🗣️❤️‍🔥
This last month, we welcomed 20 more cafes to our growing list of union stores - all who voted YES to their union over just two weeks! Stop by and congratulate the workers who won their votes (many of them UNANIMOUSLY) at these stores:
✊8070 E Broad Street - Reynoldsburg, OH
✊Westgate - Toledo, OH
✊Howe Ave - Akron, OH
✊Nassau Blvd - West Hempstead, NY
✊Lewis Center Neverland Drive - Columbus, OH
✊Dixie Highway - Miami, FL
✊Alameda & Shelton - Burbank, CA
✊I55 & Northside - Jackson, MS
✊444 Broadway - New York, NY
✊Water St - New York, NY
✊Fulton St - New York, NY
✊Media - Media, PA
✊Indiana Ave - Bloomington, IN
✊Shadyside - Pittsburgh, PA
✊Brighton Village - Brighton, MA
✊South Jordan Parkway - South Jordan, UT
✊Main & Wilson - Newberry, SC
✊Troy Hills - Parsippany, NJ
✊Pipeline 820 - Hurst, TX (DFW)
✊7th & Westlake - Seattle, WA
Additionally, unionized workers just finished up a busy few days of bargaining with the company and made great progress toward the foundation of our union contracts. It’s a busy time for Starbucks Workers United! Stay updated by signing up for our email list - and if you’re a worker that wants to get in on the action of 10,500+ partners fighting for better working conditions, hit us up at the link in bio!
#tobeapartner #unionstrong #1u

EXTRA EXTRA! 🗣️❤️‍🔥

This last month, we welcomed 20 more cafes to our growing list of union stores - all who voted YES to their union over just two weeks! Stop by and congratulate the workers who won their votes (many of them UNANIMOUSLY) at these stores:

✊8070 E Broad Street - Reynoldsburg, OH
✊Westgate - Toledo, OH
✊Howe Ave - Akron, OH
✊Nassau Blvd - West Hempstead, NY
✊Lewis Center Neverland Drive - Columbus, OH
✊Dixie Highway - Miami, FL
✊Alameda & Shelton - Burbank, CA
✊I55 & Northside - Jackson, MS
✊444 Broadway - New York, NY
✊Water St - New York, NY
✊Fulton St - New York, NY
✊Media - Media, PA
✊Indiana Ave - Bloomington, IN
✊Shadyside - Pittsburgh, PA
✊Brighton Village - Brighton, MA
✊South Jordan Parkway - South Jordan, UT
✊Main & Wilson - Newberry, SC
✊Troy Hills - Parsippany, NJ
✊Pipeline 820 - Hurst, TX (DFW)
✊7th & Westlake - Seattle, WA

Additionally, unionized workers just finished up a busy few days of bargaining with the company and made great progress toward the foundation of our union contracts. It’s a busy time for Starbucks Workers United! Stay updated by signing up for our email list - and if you’re a worker that wants to get in on the action of 10,500+ partners fighting for better working conditions, hit us up at the link in bio!

#tobeapartner #unionstrong #1u
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We’re back at the bargaining table this week! Here’s some of what TRAC, SBWU’s Trans Rights Action Committee, is bringing to bargaining and how we’re fighting for real, written protections for LGBTQ+ workers in our contract. With a union, we’re able to hold management accountable when there’s wrongdoing in our workplace - and we’re fighting to make sure everyone feels welcome and safe, and has accessible and affordable healthcare. Learn more about how a union can help you and coworkers - tap the link in our bio 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
#tobeapartner #unionstrong #starbucksbarista #transrights #pride

We’re back at the bargaining table this week! Here’s some of what TRAC, SBWU’s Trans Rights Action Committee, is bringing to bargaining and how we’re fighting for real, written protections for LGBTQ+ workers in our contract. With a union, we’re able to hold management accountable when there’s wrongdoing in our workplace - and we’re fighting to make sure everyone feels welcome and safe, and has accessible and affordable healthcare. Learn more about how a union can help you and coworkers - tap the link in our bio 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

#tobeapartner #unionstrong #starbucksbarista #transrights #pride
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