Workers at Three Dane County Starbucks Locations File for Union Rights with UFCW Local 1473

On April 25, workers at three Dane County Starbucks locations filed for union representation with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1473. Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement congratulating the workers at 2981 Tiverton Pike Drive in Fitchburg, 6512 Monona Drive in Monona, and 3515 University Ave in Madison on joining the wave of union organizing efforts currently being undertaken at workplaces across the state and nation.

“Congratulations to Starbucks workers in Fitchburg, Monona, and Madison who are coming together and organizing a union with UFCW Local 1473,” said Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale. “Working people are demanding a seat at the table in order to have a say in wages, benefits, scheduling, safety and more. Starbucks workers are part of a growing wave of union organizing that is sweeping our nation in the wake of the pandemic. Now is the time to organize for strong unions and safe, good jobs for all.”