SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) – A Starbucks in north Alabama may be a part of dozens of unionized Starbucks across the nation and change into the second within the state.
Several workers at a Scottsboro Starbucks sent a letter to Starbucks CEO, Howard Shultz, announcing their intent to join the Starbucks Workers United union. The letter describes how they have been impressed to hitch collectively after a Birmingham Starbucks won their union in May 2022.
The letter says that the workers have been going through points of their hours, very like Starbucks employees throughout the nation.
Starbucks employee and union organizer, Garrett Ellison, says their schedule is unreliable. He says hours are sometimes lowered with out discover they usually don’t understand how a lot cash they’ll make week-to-week.
Starbucks offers benefits to part-time workers who work 240 total hours over three full, consecutive months. Ellison says it’s unattainable.
“I do know right here at this retailer, underneath Starbucks we had advantages to go to school to get insurance coverage however nobody was capable of get them as a result of they couldn’t get the hours to get these advantages,” Ellison mentioned. “A bunch of individuals on Fb have been saying ‘you have got all these good advantages’ and yeah however we are able to’t get them as a result of Starbucks doesn’t give us sufficient hours to obtain them. They’ve been chopping our hours like loopy and it’s unreal as a result of they are saying it’s primarily based on labor however we’ve been so busy it’s simply not including up.”
Ellison says the union already despatched out mail-in ballots, they are going to be counting votes on August 23.
WAFF reached out to Starbucks for remark however as of August 15, it has not responded.
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