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Starbucks unionizing efforts grow, but what is wrong with the company?
FOX Business Flash top headlines for April 12
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There is a growing movement to unionize Starbucks coffee shops around the nation despite what the company deems robust employee benefits among other perks.
So what is it about Starbucks that is pushing over 200 stores in 29 states to file a petition to unionize with the National Labor Relations Board?
The effort is being led by a group called the Starbucks Workers United, which claims that "Starbucks should be a workplace where all workers have a democratic voice."
"Starbucks calls us ‘partners,’ yet we don’t have a real voice in the company," The Starbucks Workers United Organizing Committee told FOX Business Tuesday. "We’re organizing to create a true partnership with Starbucks and create a democratic workplace, so we can ultimately fight to make Starbucks a better company and better place to work."
Employees who favor unionizing have previously said they want more input, through collective bargaining, on pay, working conditions and store operations.
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However, Starbucks' website says the coffee giant offers "a wide range of partner benefits" that allows employees "to choose the plans and programs that best support your needs and goals."