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Buffalo Starbucks Workers Strike against Unfair Labor Practices

Starbucks workers in Buffalo, New York went on strike to call out the company’s union busting tactics. Let’s make this happen at every Starbucks in the country.

Left Voice

May 6, 2022

May Day 2022: Unionize Every Workplace

This May Day, it's time to build a fighting labor movement.

Luigi Morris

May 1, 2022

Fired Starbucks Workers Bring their Fight Directly to the CEO

Despite being illegally terminated, Starbucks workers from Memphis, Tennessee and other cities across the country are fighting to unionize and win back their jobs.

James Dennis Hoff

April 30, 2022

Astor Place Starbucks in New York City Votes to Unionize

A Starbucks on Astor Place in New York City has formally joined Starbucks Workers United, the 41st U.S. store to do so. In a 11-2 vote, this blowout victory was the second in the city, with more locations filing every day for union elections.

Kimberly Ann

April 29, 2022

Social Justice Unionism: How ‘Generation U’ Is Building Class Solidarity

Workers are increasingly seeing the connections between their own oppressed identities and their role as exploited members of the working class. Social justice will be won only through this unified force.

Ezra Brain

April 29, 2022

‘This Is How Change and Revolutions Begin’: Amazon Call Center Workers in Costa Rica Send Their Support to ALU

As a second Amazon warehouse in New York prepares to vote on whether to form a union, Amazon call center workers in Costa Rica send messages of support and express how important an example the ALU is to all workers across the world.

55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.

SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting through May 5. Left Voice reporter Julia Wallace shares why it is so important for her SEIU union siblings to vote yes on this strike.

Julia Wallace

April 28, 2022

The Radical Legacy of Caroline Pratt: Socialist, Feminist, Trade Unionist, Educator

Workers at City and Country School in New York City have won their vote to unionize. This effort could help them return to the school's radical, progressive roots.

Sam Miller

April 28, 2022

Round Two for the ALU: the Fight to Organize Amazon Continues

On Monday, 1,600 warehouse workers in Staten Island will vote on whether or not to form the second-ever Amazon union in the United States. In response, the company is using every dirty trick in the book to intimidate workers and undermine the vote.

James Dennis Hoff

April 24, 2022