Step 1 - Join the Union:
Join the union online and get started making work better! We'll put you in contact with an organizer in your area to help you improve life on the job. If you have any questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following steps are a general outline. It really is best to get in touch with the Union to ensure success.
Step 2 - Sound out your co-workers:
Without letting Management find out (the company doesn't want to give up any money or power), begin to have conversations with your co-workers about what's wrong with your workplace. Common problems Baristas have with Starbucks are the low pay, not getting enough hours, working at unsafe speeds, and not being respected on the job amongst other things. This activity is protected under federal law but that doesn't mean the bosses won't try to stop you, so it's a good idea to keep a record of everything that happens.
Step 3 - Form an organizing commitee:
At this point a diverse group of interested workers should form an organizing committee to conduct the campaign. Everyone that's interested should be invited to join. The organizing committee will prepare all the workers at your store for what's to come including the anti-union response from Starbucks. Enthusiastic workers may now want to become members of the union . In fact, you can choose to become a member at anytime if you so choose.
Step 4 - Go public:
When you are ready to make your membership in the Union public it's time to start winning your demands!