Latest Service Employees International Union News

Starbucks in Maine is first in state to announce union plan

May. 13, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Workers at a Starbucks store in Maine became the first in the state to announce their intent to unionize on Friday. The six employees at the Biddeford store joined workers at dozens of Starbucks locations around the country who have sought to unionize. The...

Eugene Starbucks first in Oregon to unionize

Apr. 13, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Baristas and other employees at an Oregon Starbucks have voted to unionize, the first in the state and the latest in a nationwide push to organize the coffee shop chain. The South Eugene Starbucks unanimously approved the formation of a union Wednesday,...

Seattle Starbucks unionizes in coffee giant's home city

Mar. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Baristas and other employees at a Seattle Starbucks have voted to unionize, the first such vote in the city where Starbucks originated and the latest in a nationwide push to organize the coffee shop chain. The unanimous vote announced Tuesday by the National Labor...

State worker union moves to suspend controversial president

Feb. 28, 2022 19:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Infighting continues among leaders of California's largest state employee union, with three vice presidents announcing they suspended the union's president, who in turn said he had already suspended the vice presidents for plotting against him. The vice...