A peek at labor progress in our 2nd favorite part of the metro . . .
Here's the consequence of a recent election . . .
"The store’s workers, located at 18710 E. 39th St., voted 17-3 to join Workers United International. The vote was held as part of a count in front of the National Labor Relations Board.Earlier this year, two other stores in the Kansas City area, one at 75th Street and Interstate 35 in Overland Park, and another at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, signaled their intentions to unionize.The Overland Park store voted 6-1 to unionize in a vote on April 8, though those results were objected to by Starbucks attorneys."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Workers at an Independence Starbucks voted overwhelmingly to unionize, becoming the first Starbucks store in Missouri to do so. The store's workers, located at 18710 E. 39th St., voted 17-3 to join Workers United International. The vote was held as part of a count in front of the National Labor Relations Board.
Starbucks workers at 39th Street in Independence voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to become the first Missouri store in the giant coffee shop chain to unionize. Baristas and shift supervisors at the café voted 17-3 in favor of organizing to bargain with the multinational coffee company as members of the Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United.
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