Description: Workers at six Starbucks locations in Alberta and British Columbia have formed unions. But so far, only in one store in Victoria has the new union actually reached a collective agreement with management. Until that first contract is in place, union members do not pay dues. It will be interesting to watch ongoing developments around the unionization of service workers in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Date: November 23, 2022
1) Have you ever worked at a Starbucks? Was there interest in unionizing?
2) Why do you think it has been difficult for unions to organize in this restaurant sector?
3) In chapter 10 of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making we learn about accounting for various payroll deductions. How would union dues deducted from employees be accounted for by an employer?