Economy Dec 09

The Starbucks sign is seen outside one of its stores in New York July 3, 2008. Photo by Chip East/REUTERS
Starbucks workers vote to unionize in Buffalo, New York

"Yes" votes could accelerate unionization efforts at other U.S. Starbucks stores. Already, three more stores in Buffalo and a store in Mesa, Arizona, have filed petitions with the labor board for their own union elections. Those cases are pending.