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SPoT Coffee workers to vote to unionize

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 11:32:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — After former SPoT Coffee employees say they were fired after attempting to unionize, current employees have signed up a majority of workers at four locations and will vote to unionize.

They say the employees have been signed up on union cards and have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to conduct an election.

If the workers who are set to vote, vote "yes," a new union will be certified by the federal government. SPoT and the union would then meet to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement.

There are four SPoT locations involved in the election: Hertel, Delaware, Elmwood and Williamsville.

A release states the NLRB is still investigating the firing of the employees for attempting to unionize.