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Starbucks baristas are on the verge of forming a union. The company is pushing back.

Alexis Rizzo, a Starbucks shift supervisor in Buffalo. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Libby March

The fight over forming a union at Starbucks is a parable of generational change and the pandemic's effect on the labor market. It's also an illustration of the deep resistance to unions among employers, including companies espousing liberal causes. VIEW

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Richard Bensinger, left, who is advising unionization efforts, along with baristas Casey Moore, right, Brian Murray, second from left, and Jaz Brisack, second from right, discuss their efforts to unionize three Buffalo-area stores, inside the movements headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Buffalo, N.Y.  Workers at three Starbucks stores in Buffalo will hold union elections next month after winning a case before the National Labor Relations Board.(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson). RPCT102 RPCT102

Starbucks unionizing effort expands

The group organizing Starbucks baristas in New York is now seeking to unionize some of their Arizona co-workers, expanding a campaign that could create the...