Spot Coffee

WNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

As the Western New York community gathers to celebrate Labor Day, the head of the region's AFL-CIO council looks at progress on several fronts.


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A vote Tuesday went overwhelmingly in favor for the unionization of Spot Coffee workers.

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A hassle about firing employees of Spot Coffee trying to organize a union for the coffee shops is turning into a major stand for the local labor movement.

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SPoT Coffee is being accused of firing three of their employees who inquired about starting a union. Two weeks ago, Spot coffee workers in Rochester organized a union. After workers at Buffalo stores found out, they started taking steps to do the same thing. Protestors lined up outside of SPoT's Williamsville location Wednesday morning.