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.