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Spot Coffee Workers Vote To Form A Union; Campaign Called ‘Groundbreaking’


Spot Coffee employees have voted, 43-6, to form a union, making them some of the only barista workers in the country with union representation.

It’s the result of an election held Tuesday, affecting 90 workers at Spot Coffee locations on Hertel, Delaware and Elmwood avenues, along with one on Main Street in Williamsville.

“It’s really a relatively new thing to organize baristas, so this is a very groundbreaking campaign and it’s really significant,” said Jaz Brisack, the lead Workers United organizer in the Buffalo Spot Coffee campaign. Workers United Rochester Regional Joint Board is the union that employees voted to represent workers.

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