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Buffalo Gets 2nd Unionized Starbucks Shop; Alabama Amazon Workers Prepare for Union Vote Redo

HeadlineJan 12, 2022

In Buffalo, New York, Starbucks workers have successfully unionized a second U.S. location of the coffee chain. On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board certified the victory from a December election, ruling in favor of the union, which challenged a number of votes from people that it said do not work at the shop. Meanwhile, a Starbucks in Eugene has become the first Oregon location to petition for unionization.

In more labor news, Amazon workers at a Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse will vote again starting next month on what would be the company’s first U.S.-based union. Ballots will be counted on March 28. The new vote comes after the national labor board found Amazon interfered with the first election last year and intimidated workers.

In Maine, labor advocates are blasting Democratic Governor Janet Mills after she vetoed a bill that would have allowed farmworkers to unionize.

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