Local 80, Philly’s Barista Union, Calls for Ultimo Coffee Boycott

Local 80, a food service union representing employees at independent Philadelphia coffee shops, has called for a boycott of Ultimo Coffee. The boycott follows a public strike by unionized employees and a week before the union’s next bargaining session with the cafe’s owners. Ultimo’s four Philadelphia cafes were unionized in late 2022, and the union has been negotiating a tentative first contract for over a year. In January, employees at Germantown and Graduate Hospital shops decertified their unions, leaving only 12 workers represented under two Ultimo unions at the Newbold and Rittenhouse cafes. Local 80 is encouraging customers to suspend their use of Ultimo Coffee products until owners settle a contract with their workers.

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