Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: Today’s Starbucks Announcement Marks Another Huge Win for Workers, Says CAP’s Patrick Gaspard
Press Statement

STATEMENT: Today’s Starbucks Announcement Marks Another Huge Win for Workers, Says CAP’s Patrick Gaspard

Washington, D.C. — Today, Starbucks and Starbucks Workers United announced they have agreed to work together toward a framework to achieve collective bargaining for represented stores and partners. In response to this news, Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, shared the following statement:

Today’s announcement marks another huge victory for workers. Starbucks workers are leading a resurgent labor movement in the United States and have voted to unionize in stores across the country—but, to date, have not been able to win a collective bargaining agreement. The new framework creates a path to empower hundreds of thousands of workers across the fast-food industry. While we’re looking forward to learning more details of the negotiation and there is still work to do, this is a watershed moment for service sector workers both in the food service industry and elsewhere in America.

From auto plants in Ohio to coffee shops in our biggest cities, workers are showing time and time again that they can take on the biggest American companies and win.

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Julia Cusick at [email protected].

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