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Why all restaurants should be watching Starbucks' union challenge

Labor experts believe the effort to organize the chain's employees in Buffalo is an example of a new type of activism that could spread to other operations large and small.

The coffee giant wants all 450 employees in its Buffalo, N.Y., market to have a say on whether they'll be represented by the Service Employees International Union. A yea vote would mark a milestone in organizing chain restaurants.

A suit alleging the credit is discriminatory and a major cause of sexual harassment was dismissed in part because the union group was pursuing an ideological objective.

About 50 workers in at least 18 Buffalo, N.Y., stores say they've filed for a vote on representation by SEIU.

A veteran of the nation's two largest hospitality unions was sworn in as a director of the federal government's unionization watchdog.

Colectivo Coffee's 440 employees will now be represented by local affiliates of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Groups such as One Fair Wage intend to ask the state's first female governor, Kathy Hochul, to close the gender wage gap by disallowing the concession for restaurants.

A union group is also using the unprecedented weather conditions to push for a joint-employer standard.

The action challenges the legality of New York's Just Cause legislation, which prevents certain restaurant employers from dismissing or cutting the hours of an employee at will.

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