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Starbucks Unionizing Effort Expands to Arizona

  • Group petitions labor board for vote at a coffee shop in Mesa
  • Organizing is underway at six stores around Buffalo, New York

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

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The group organizing Starbucks Corp. baristas in New York is now seeking to unionize some of their Arizona co-workers, expanding a campaign that could create the first labor outpost among the company’s thousands of corporate-run U.S. stores.

Workers United said it has signed up a majority of employees at a Starbucks store in Mesa, Arizona, and is filing a petition Thursday asking the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election there.