IWW Starbucks Union News

IWW Organized Coffee Shop Wins Village Voice Best of NYC Award

Sat, 11/19/2005 - 12:17pm -- SWU

Village Voice

Best of NYC: Religion Politics

October 18,2005

Best Political Coffeehouse - VOX POP

Java joints often brew an activist vibe. But Ditmas Park's VOX POP trumps the caffeinated competition with its slogan "Books, Coffee, Democracy," its progressive readings and performances, its press (with titles like American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone), its self-publish Instabook machine and, best of all, its proud Wobbly staff, members of IWW 660. Good luck getting those anarchists to make you a cup of joe. -Betsy Andrews

1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn 718-940-2084

Starbucks Union Condemns Torture and Killing of 'Coke' Union Leader

Tue, 09/13/2005 - 8:28am -- SWU

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to another courageous Colombian union leader and worker, Luciano Enrique Romero Molina. Starbucks workers have always felt a kinship with the food and beverage workers of SINALTRAINAL which was solidified in a 2004 meeting between SINALTRAINAL leader Juan Carlos Galvis and Starbucks Union member Daniel Gross where the two exchanged mutual pledges of solidarity. The assassination of Mr. Romero is a time for mourning yes, but even more so, it's a time to act and to organize. Please read SINALTRAINAL's statement on the killing which follows below and write the letters they suggest:

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

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