430+ 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

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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

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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

Labor rights are LGBTQ+ rights! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ We're springing into Pride this month and honoring the progress that our community has made to get us to where we are today, not only in our campaign but within the greater labor movement as well. Throughout this country's history, many queer labor organizers have fought back against unsafe policies and discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers on the job and won. Today, our movement has continued to center LGBTQ+ rights like inclusive healthcare and fair treatment for all workers -something that is at the forefront of our proposals as we continue bargaining for our union contracts with Starbucks. 🔥✊
Some may remember our actions during last Pride as a pivotal moment for SBWU... but this year, union partners are looking forward to seeing our flowers bloom. We will always continue standing up for the right to be ourselves and are excited to see what our future holds as a union! 🌻🌷🪻 #tobeapartner #unionstrong #1u

Labor rights are LGBTQ+ rights! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ We`re springing into Pride this month and honoring the progress that our community has made to get us to where we are today, not only in our campaign but within the greater labor movement as well. Throughout this country`s history, many queer labor organizers have fought back against unsafe policies and discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers on the job and won. Today, our movement has continued to center LGBTQ+ rights like inclusive healthcare and fair treatment for all workers -something that is at the forefront of our proposals as we continue bargaining for our union contracts with Starbucks. 🔥✊

Some may remember our actions during last Pride as a pivotal moment for SBWU... but this year, union partners are looking forward to seeing our flowers bloom. We will always continue standing up for the right to be ourselves and are excited to see what our future holds as a union! 🌻🌷🪻 #tobeapartner #unionstrong #1u
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💥✊ Say hey to our latest union stores - all of which won their elections this week:
✊Salem, OR (Lancaster & Silverton)
✊Chanhassen, MN (Dakota Ave II
✊Stratham, NH (Portsmouth Ave)
✊Tampa, FL (Dale Mabry & Linebaugh)
✊Davenport, IA (53rd & Elmore)
✊Santa Clarita, CA (Newall & Carl)
✊Pittsburgh, PA (Forbes & Atwood)
✊Longmont, CO (Hover & Trade)
✊Little Rock, AR (JFK & McCain)
There’s never been a better time to organize your store. If you’re a Starbucks partner, join our movement by hitting the link in bio - and also check out our website, where you can see what we’re fighting for! #tobeapartner #starbuckscups #unionstrong #1u

💥✊ Say hey to our latest union stores - all of which won their elections this week:

✊Salem, OR (Lancaster & Silverton)
✊Chanhassen, MN (Dakota Ave II
✊Stratham, NH (Portsmouth Ave)
✊Tampa, FL (Dale Mabry & Linebaugh)
✊Davenport, IA (53rd & Elmore)
✊Santa Clarita, CA (Newall & Carl)
✊Pittsburgh, PA (Forbes & Atwood)
✊Longmont, CO (Hover & Trade)
✊Little Rock, AR (JFK & McCain)

There’s never been a better time to organize your store. If you’re a Starbucks partner, join our movement by hitting the link in bio - and also check out our website, where you can see what we’re fighting for! #tobeapartner #starbuckscups #unionstrong #1u
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These baristas just unionized their Starbucks ✊Lilith (she/they) and Blake (they/them) are two Starbucks workers who voted for and won a union at the Dale Mabry & Linebaugh store in Tampa, FL 🌴 They’re joining partners at over 430 Starbucks stores across the country who are fighting to make Starbucks a better company 🔥 Right now we’re bargaining with Starbucks for better wages, more accessible benefits, consistent scheduling, and more. There’s never been a better time to organize because when we fight together, we win together 😌 #tobeapartner #unionstrong #1u

These baristas just unionized their Starbucks ✊Lilith (she/they) and Blake (they/them) are two Starbucks workers who voted for and won a union at the Dale Mabry & Linebaugh store in Tampa, FL 🌴 They’re joining partners at over 430 Starbucks stores across the country who are fighting to make Starbucks a better company 🔥 Right now we’re bargaining with Starbucks for better wages, more accessible benefits, consistent scheduling, and more. There’s never been a better time to organize because when we fight together, we win together 😌 #tobeapartner #unionstrong #1u ...