The First Pride Was a Riot, This Pride Is a Strike: Starbucks Workers Shut Down Over 150 Stores
This June, Starbucks implemented a new policy which prevented employees from decorating their stores for Pride. Instead of accepting this hypocrisy from the supposedly queer-friendly corporation, workers at over 150 unionized locations shut things down.
R.F. LandersJuly 1, 2023
‘The Bed Bugs Were the Last Straw for Us’: Starbucks Workers at the NYC Roastery Strike against Unsafe Work Conditions
Workers at the Starbucks Roastery Reserve in New York City have been striking against unsafe work conditions, including a bed bug infestation in their break rooms and mold in their ice machines.
Sou MiOctober 30, 2022
Starbucks Workers: Invest in Solidarity, Not Profits!
At the heart of the Starbucks corporation in Seattle, workers for the company protested work conditions and the retaliation which has become standard practice at stores with union campaigns.
Steve LeighSeptember 14, 2022
Starbucks Fires Joselyn Chuquillanqui in Retaliation for Union Organizing
Joselyn Chuquillanqui was fired after working at Starbucks for almost 7 years. She is just one of over 70 workers fired for organizing around the country as the company ramps up its union busting.
Luigi MorrisAugust 12, 2022
Over 150 People at a Rally to Demand Starbucks on Reinstate Austin
On Friday, July 22, a rally was organized against Starbucks union busting in front of the Starbucks at Ditmars Blvd and 31st Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. People rallied to reinstate Austin, who was unjustly fired and against all firings of unionizing workers.
Luigi MorrisJuly 26, 2022
Starbucks Illegally Fires Worker in Queens, New York
Starbucks has fired a union organizer at the 31st Street/Ditmars Blvd store in Queens, New York. As the company continues to union bust, the workers are continuing the fight and requesting help supporting fired workers.
Mike PappasJuly 9, 2022
‘We are the First Starbucks Union in Latin America’: Chilean Starbucks Workers Speak
Antonio Paez and Deborath Jofre, President and Secretary of the Starbucks Union in Chile, attended the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago. Here is their speech at the “Workers of the world, unite! Unions abroad take on Amazon, Starbucks, GM, and Google” panel.
Antonio PaezJune 28, 2022
Labor Notes 2022: Which Way Forward for the Movement?
Thousands of labor activists and unionists from across the country, including several members of Left Voice, are gathering this weekend in Chicago to discuss the future of the labor movement. How can we make the most of the current wave of unionization in order to build a multi-racial working class fightback?
Left VoiceJune 17, 2022
Starbucks Managers Threaten Trans Workers During Pride Month
In Starbucks’ latest union-busting attempt, managers at multiple locations have threatened trans workers with loss of trans-inclusive health benefits. Workers’ benefits will never be safe if they are kept in the hands of bosses.
Molly RosenzweigJune 14, 2022