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.

Related links:   

For the US: one.starbucks.com  

For Canada: one.starbuckscanada.ca    

Read the full legal filing here (Starbucks Corporation v. Workers United)  

Starbucks Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Principles of Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining 

Letter from Starbucks Independent Board Chair: Freedom of Association Assessment