Apr 19, 2024 | News Story

Workers at Partners Coffee in Brooklyn Join UFCW 1500

On April 11th, workers at Partners Coffee in Brooklyn joined UFCW Local 1500 for the fair wages and other benefits that come with a union contract.  The 27 workers of Partners Coffee include workers at the production warehouse, café, and kitchen staff.  They joined Local 1500's union family because they demanded better working conditions, and workers’ rights. Throughout the campaign, employees have encountered unsafe working conditions in unventilated rooms, coupled with inadequate training and equipment.

With support from UFCW Local 1500 organizers, Partners Coffee employees took the lead in organizing themselves. Organizers guided them by speaking with workers after their shifts, helping to develop worker leaders, and encouraging discussions about the union. The effort included hosting group meetings and running a social media campaign on their @PartnersCoffeeUnion Instagram account to further involve the employees.

The workers of Partners Coffee Union expressed their dedication to creating a sustainable and collective workplace environment, and emphasized their commitment to collaborating with management to address concerns and improve working conditions for all employees. Follow them here!