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Portland Starbucks employees vote to unionize

Starbucks-Union Bargaining
Joshua Bessex
FILE - Starbucks employees and supporters react as votes are read during a union-election watch party on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Employees of another Starbucks location in Maine have voted to unionize.

Workers at the Portland Starbucks have voted 10-3 in favor of joining a union.

The Portland store is the second Starbucks in the state to organize. Workers from a store in Biddeford formed a union in June — part of a wave of worker organizing at Starbucks locations across the country.

In a letter posted on social media in August, the Portland workers said they felt "overworked," and that establishing a union will give them a voice at the company.