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US Starbucks workers score union breakthrough

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Buffalo (AFP) – Workers at two Starbucks cafes in Buffalo, New York voted to establish a union, the first at the coffee chain’s company-owned shops in the United States. There were hugs and cries of joy at the union office as the campaign won a decisive majority Thursday at the company’s Elmwood Avenue shop in northern New York state, before results were announced on votes at two other cafes. “It has been an unbelievably long road to get to this count,” said Michelle Eisen, who has worked at the shop for more than 11 years. “We’ve done it in spite of all the company has thrown at us.” The outc…

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