Starbucks workers on Middle Street in Portland have voted to unionize.
The Monday vote passed 10-3, according to a store employee.
Workers said in August they wanted more representation while the cost of living goes up. Starbucks Workers United also cited a lack of break coverage and support and being overworked as other reasons for the action.
A Starbucks spokesperson said in a statement during the Biddeford store’s effort to unionize that, “From the beginning, we’ve been clear in our belief that we are better together as partners, without a union between us, and that conviction has not changed. We respect our partner’s right to organize.”