By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Starbucks workers in two Boston stores are pushing to unionize after workers saw a win in Buffalo. The stores are on Commonwealth Avenue and Harvard Street.

Workers at a Buffalo, New York store successfully voted to start a union last week. If the Labor Board certifies the vote, it would become the first Starbucks to be represented by a union.

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According to CNN, Starbucks has 235,000 employees across nearly 9,000 in the US. None so far have been part of a union.

Employees have been working to organize Starbucks Workers United, which would be an independent affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.

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Starbucks says it opposes unionization efforts and prefers to deal with workers directly.


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