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Starbucks Investors Vote in Favor of Worker-Rights Assessment

  • Close tally follows slowing wave of unionization at company
  • Coffee giant already plans to release an evaluation this year
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Starbucks Corp. investors are asking the company to do a third-party assessment of how it treats its labor force, going against the company’s recommendation. The nonbinding proposal’s approval comes after a flurry of unionization across the coffee giant’s US cafes last year that has since slowed.

In the close vote, more than half of investors said they want the company to conduct an assessment of its worker-rights commitments. Starbucks shareholders cast their ballots during the company’s annual meeting last week.