Starbucks in Mount Pleasant files for union election, joins 10 other locations in Michigan

Release indicates majority of workers signed union authorization cards

FILE Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. The National Labor Relations Board is asking a federal court to order Starbucks to stop interfering with unionization efforts at its U.S. stores. Its the third time the board has filed a case in federal court against Starbucks since December, when the store in Buffalo, N.Y., became the coffee chain's first location in decades to unionize. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File) (Joshua Bessex, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Workers at a Starbucks in Mount Pleasant have announced their intent to file for a union election.

The Starbucks is located at 5655 Pickard Street. According to Workers United, a majority of workers at the store signed union authorization cards.

According to the release, 10 other Starbucks locations in Michigan have already filed for and won union elections.

In a letter to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, the union organizing committee wrote, “as Starbucks’ ‘Partners,’ it is time that we all face the inexcusable reality that we have been given this status in title only, without also being granted the opportunity to experience true partnership by providing feedback and perspective on wages, benefits, and working conditions.”

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