Cleveland Starbucks Employees file To Hold Unionized Election – WKYC

CLEVELAND — Editor's Word: The above video is from earlier reporting on the Starbucks unionization in Buffalo, NY.
                    Hourly employees at Starbucks on W. sixth St. in downtown Cleveland have petitioned the Nationwide Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a union illustration election. It's the first time that Starbucks employees in Ohio have requested the Labor Board for a union vote. 
                    In accordance with The Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board (CMRJB) of Staff United (an SEIU affiliate), an awesome majority of employees on the retailer signed union authorization playing cards.
                    In a letter e-mailed Monday to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and signed by a majority of the shop’s staff, employees wrote:
                    “Starbucks companions make investments their security, time, and well-being to serve on the forefront of the customer support trade, and this has been very true in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nevertheless), we don't really feel we've got been adequately cared for by way of constant pointers or efficient security measures… These experiences have typically (led) to burnout, disillusionment, and a sense that reasonably than being thought-about “companions”, we're merely cogs in a machine.…we all know we are able to all do higher.”

The transfer by Cleveland employees comes after staff at a Buffalo Starbucks made history by voting to unionize with a vote of 19-8 final month. Since then, employees at areas in Boston, Knoxville, Chicago, Broomfield CO, Mesa AZ, Seattle and Eugene OR have additionally filed for elections.

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