Workers Strike Starbucks

Yesterday, Starbucks Workers United organized a one-day strike at over 110 unionized stores across 25 states around the country. According to a statement from the union, the strikes were said to be in retaliation for Starbucks’ anti-union activities, their previous efforts to defeat the unionizing efforts, and delays in scheduling bargaining sessions. Company spokespeople have…

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On the Union Front

Workers at the Starbucks Flagship Reserve Roastery in the Meatpacking district of New York City went on strike late last week, protesting alleged cleanliness issues. Ironically, on that same day, Starbucks announced that another Reserve store in New York City would be opening this month inside the Empire State Building. The new store, comprising 23,000…

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Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Many of the nation’s union leaders are regularly admonishing businessmen and women to be more considerate of and generous to their employees. Regardless of how it may impact the viability of the business, unions argue that employees deserve more pay, more lenient work rules and greater benefits from their employer – that is, unless they…

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