Starbucks sees fewer stores push for unionization with benefits improved
The union drive at Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) seems to be slowing down as a result of the company's initiatives to increase pay and broaden benefits at nonunionized outlets.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the number of Starbucks (SBUX) outlets that received petitions for union representation decreased to 8 in August and 12 in September, which is a significant decrease from the peak number of 71 stores requesting union representation in March.
The NLRB has recognised unions at 243 of Starbucks' +9K U.S. outlets, according to the most recent unionisation scorecard, while organised labour has lost 50 ballot initiatives.
Starbucks (SBUX) has pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars increasing employee compensation and enhancing operations in an effort to appease workers.
Additionally, the coffee giant shut down a few American locations where baristas had complained about unsafe working conditions.
Starbucks (SBUX) has refuted the claim made by union leaders that certain baristas have been terminated for engaging in authorised union or labour activities, despite the fact that some of those closures include pro-union businesses.