After peaking earlier this summer, unionizing efforts at Starbucks stores across the country have seemed to slow down over the past few months, but the broader effort to organize within the QSR industry continues. Most recently, two locations of California-based Peets Coffee filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for union representation elections. The two stores are both located in the Sacramento suburb of Davis, California. Back in the east, the aforementioned United Food & Commercial Workers union (UFCW) is working on organizing two La Colombe Coffee Roaster locations in the Nation’s Capital. Both locations filed for elections with the NLRB in November. Finally, under the “watch out what you ask for, you might get it” heading, workers for the four-store Darwin’s coffee chain in Cambridge Massachusetts might be regretting their successful union organizing drive of just over one year ago. The union demanded a $24 per hour living wage for its workers along with three weeks paid leave. Owners Steve and Isabel Darwin decided to retire instead and are closing down all four locations. Congratulations on the union election!