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By Joanna Slater and Greg Jaffe

Source: The Washington Post

Starbucks workers in Buffalo won a pathbreaking bid to form a union after votes were counted Thursday, part of a wave of labor activism sweeping the country in the midst of the pandemic.

The cafe in Elmwood Village will become the only unionized location among the coffee giant’s 9,000 corporate-owned stores in the United States.

Baristas at the store voted 19 to 8 to unionize despite months of opposition from the Seattle-based company. Senior executives and teams of managers spent weeks in Buffalo and held repeated meetings urging workers to reject the step.

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