CYBERSPACE (AP) — It’s a first for Starbucks — but not necessarily one the 50-year-old coffee seller is going to be celebrating. Workers at a Starbucks in Buffalo, New York have voted to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board says the vote was 19-8 in favor of forming a union. Two other stores also had members vote. A second store rejected the union, though the results are being challenged. The results at a third store are incomplete because both sides have challenged some of the votes.
Photo: Starbucks employees and supporters react as votes are read during a viewing of their union election on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Starbucks workers have voted to unionize over the company’s objections, pointing the way to a new labor model for the 50-year old coffee giant. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)