IWW Starbucks Union News

Billioniares Rush to the Aid of StarBucks

Wed, 08/10/2005 - 3:27pm -- SWU

Billionaires could not sip their lattes idly while StarBuck$ faced attacks by ungrateful workers.

By Diva Denz, reporting

Manhattan Billionaires could not sip their lattes idly while StarBucks Corporation faced attacks by pro-union protesters on Saturday, August 6. Instead, a bevy of Billionaires recognized our #1 specialty coffee retailer for its outstanding performance in union-busting and its continuing commitment to pay its baristas unlivable wages.

Full Story and Pictures at NYC Indymedia http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/08/55275.html

Call Starbucks TODAY to Stop the Anti-Union Terminations

Mon, 08/01/2005 - 8:31am -- SWU

International Call-In Day For Fired Starbucks Worker

Sarah Bender

-Starbucks has stooped to the level of firing a worker

purely for union organizing

-Sarah Bender was a hard-working barista whose only

crime was exercising the right to free association

-Starbucks has proven how fearful it is of baristas

coming together to confront a lack of guaranteed hours

and a poverty wage

-The IWW Starbucks Workers Union does not tolerate

retaliation against our members and we are asking for

your help

-Stand with us because now is the time to teach

Chairman Howard Schultz and Starbucks a lesson about


TODAY on Monday August 1st, repeatedly call Starbucks

NYC Regional Director Alex Perez at 212-613-1280 ext.

2202 to demand:

1) Sarah Bender's Immediate Reinstatement

2) Full Cessation of Union-Busting

3) Respect for Workers' Right to Organize


NYC: Benefit Concert for IWW Starbucks Workers Union- July 29

Sun, 07/24/2005 - 11:23am -- SWU

Spend a New York summer night grooving to some cutting-edge hip-hop and rock n' roll while supporting the Wobbly campaign at Starbucks. Don't miss working-class friendly prices on beer and revolutionary discourse in Brooklyn's East Williamsburg area this Friday night!

IWW Starbucks Workers Union Update and Call-In Day Aug. 1

Mon, 07/18/2005 - 1:23pm -- SWU

May 24, 2005- Starbucks terminates IWW member Sarah Bender, a worker at the 17th St. and 1st Ave. store in Manhattan, for her union activity. Fellow Worker Bender's termination marks the first time since the founding of the Starbucks Workers Union over a year ago that the company has fired a worker purely for union organizing. Starbucks learned that Sarah was associated with the Starbucks Workers Union after she hosted a party attended by Union members. Since then, the company has arbitrarily disciplined her to build a phony case for firing her. The pretext for her termination was that she allegedly came out six dollars short on her cash register. On the day in question FW Bender counted the money in her till, determined she had the correct amount, and placed the money in a sealed plastic bag. She then deposited the bag into the store safe. Sarah's store manager, Noura Glenn, subsequently unsealed the bag and falsely claimed there was a shortage. Please lend a hand in the national Call-In Day Against Starbucks on Monday August 1 to demand Sarah Bender's reinstatement. The details are at the end of this update.


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