TRILLIUM: FROM ADVOCACY TO AGREEMENT: Trillium’s Long-Term Engagement with Starbucks for Worker Rights


Since unionizing activity emerged at Starbucks Corporation in 2021, Trillium has been engaging the company
regarding its commitments to respect international standards for worker rights to organize and collectively bargain.

So, we were pleased when in February 2024, Starbucks and Starbucks Workers United reached an agreement to
develop a path forward to reach collective bargaining agreements for represented stores and partners and a fair
process for workers to organize.


In the agreement, Starbucks also gave organized workers the benefits provided to
non-organized workers, including participation in credit card tipping. Labor experts have characterized the agreement
as having the potential to “be a major development in labor relations in corporate America.


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