The 100th Starbucks store went union on May 27, and the momentum has not let up. On May 31, the union won votes in South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania—the first of those unanimously. On June 1, the union won three stores in Maryland. June 2 saw another unanimous win in South Carolina and three wins in Oregon. June 3, it was four unanimous votes at four Massachusetts stores, along with the first Starbucks union win in Texas.
Dozens more stores have union votes scheduled in the weeks to come.
Meanwhile, the anti-union campaign rages on:
● Labor rights are abortion rights. We know, because we’re fighting for both, workers at the Guttmacher Institute write.
● Baristas at Great Lakes Coffee Roasters have been on strike for over three months as they seek recognition for their union.
● Internal documents show Amazon’s dystopian system for tracking workers every minute of their shifts, Lauren Kaori Gurley reports.
● Three workers have died on New York City’s deadliest construction project, The New York Times reports in an important investigation.
● Good thread on Elon Musk’s latest:
Powered by WPeMatico