Nanuet Starbucks becomes the first to unionize in the Hudson Valley

A Starbucks store in Nanuet is the first in the Hudson Valley to unionize, joining more than 100 others across the country.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2022, 10:00 PM

Updated 716 days ago

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A Starbucks store in Nanuet is the first in the Hudson Valley to unionize, joining more than 100 others across the country.
Store employees overwhelmingly decided to unionize.
“We won 14-5,” says employee Cori Schimko.
​Most workers at the Starbucks store are celebrating their victory.
“I’m pretty ecstatic,” says shift supervisor Christian Ramirez.
Schimko helped organize the unionization effort, and she says her co-workers are now more empowered to their work conditions.
“Many of our major issues has to do with non-consistent hours, not enough hours, not enough labor,” Schimko explains.
Another reason employees decided to unionize was for better wages. Ramirez says finding another job wasn’t an option.


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