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Employees at Santa Fe Starbucks store to pursue unionizing

Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, N.Y., Elmwood Starbucks location, helps the local Starbucks Workers United as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes on whether to unionize, on Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz.
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Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, N.Y., Elmwood Starbucks location, helps the local Starbucks Workers United as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes on whether to unionize, on Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at a Santa Fe Starbucks are taking steps to unionize. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports employees there notified sent CEO Howard Schultz earlier this week that they filed a petition to unionize with the National Labor Relations Board. Workers say they often do the work of two or more people in back-to-back shifts. This is the first Starbucks in Santa Fe to initiate unionizing efforts. An Albuquerque branch formally filed a petition in July. More than 220 U.S. Starbucks stores that have voted to unionize since late last year. The coffee giant opposes the unionization effort.