IWW Starbucks Union News

Starbucks Charged with Terminating Two Employees for Union Activity

Fri, 11/25/2005 - 11:15pm -- SWU

Massive Labor Board Complaint Implicates Top Managers

November 25, 2005

New York, NY- The National Labor Relations Board has charged 15 Starbucks officials with an extensive array of anti-union acts including the discharge of two baristas for organizing activity. The multi-count complaint, detailing unlawful activity at three Starbucks stores, comes after an independent investigation of the world's largest coffee chain triggered by charges from the IWW Starbucks Workers Union.

Shut Down Starbucks on Buy Nothing Day In Solidarity with Baristas

Thu, 11/24/2005 - 3:24pm -- SWU

WHO:

YOU with Starbucks workers, supporters dressed as life-sized cups, and a special guest appearance by Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.

WHAT:

A militant picket line celebrating the recent union victory and condemning Starbucks for the discharge of two workers for union activity as alleged in a new National Labor Relations Board complaint.

Workers at Third U.S. Starbucks Go Union

Wed, 11/23/2005 - 2:26pm -- SWU

Baristas Demand Guaranteed Work Hours

November 18, 2005

New York, NY- 25 Starbucks baristas and supporters wearing union pins and hats surrounded the store manager at the Union Square location in Manhattan tonight to announce their membership in the IWW Starbucks Workers Union (www.starbucksunion.org). The workers, joined by union baristas from two other New York Starbucks stores, demanded a guaranteed minimum of 30 hours of work per week and an end to Starbucks' unlawful anti-union campaign. The Union will assail Starbucks with a wide array of actions until the demands are met.

Starbucks Union: In Solidarity with Striking New Zealand Baristas

Tue, 11/22/2005 - 11:45pm -- SWU

The IWW Starbucks Workers Union is in full solidarity with the courageous Unite [New Zealand] baristas who are taking a stand against the world's largest coffee chain. Transnational Capital calls for transnational resistance including retail workers around the world and those who produce the products sold. The friendship between our respective unions bodes well for the international movement to organize the mammoth chain stores.

Worlds First Starbucks Strike, Auckland

Press Release: Unite Union / SupersizeMyPay.Com Tuesday, 23 November

A world first is happening in the heart of Auckland city today (Nov 23), as multi-national giant Starbucks faces a workers strike.

At 2pm the Starbucks on the corner of K' Road and Mercury lane will experience industrial ructions. The legal wild-cat strike is a public awareness raising event and the first action in the Unite workers union SuperSizeMyPay.Com campaign.

Campaign coordinator Simon Oosterman says the strike is just one way Unite is raising public awareness of the working conditions of those employed in the fast-food sector and other low paid and minimum wage jobs.

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