Starbucks workers in Warwick to hold unionization vote

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Workers at the Starbucks on Pace Boulevard in Warwick will hold a unionization vote on Tuesday.

The workers filed a petition to unionize back in April.

If the workers vote in favor of unionizing, they would become the first Starbucks workers in the Ocean State to do so.

Employees at the Warwick location first petitioned to unionize in April and told ABC6 they’re looking for better working conditions and hours. 

“It would even out the hours, it would give us A little bit more of a voice to make sure that we get the things that we were promised on the second,” said Jonathan Hazel, an employee at the Starbucks in Warwick.

Starbucks workers around the United States have made efforts to unionize this year.

The results of the count are expected later Tuesday afternoon.

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