starbucks is probably coffee One of the best known in the world and symbol of North American capitalism. And he has all his bad habits too. Endless days, low pay, arrogance of the bosses and no labor rights. That’s why his workers, whom he politely calls partners Or partner, is one of the great heroes of greening the unions in the North Country.
— Starbucks Workers United (@SBWorkersUnited) November 17, 2022
Labor rights are more important than coffee
This Thursday, more than 2,000 workers at 112 Starbucks locations in the United States began a strike in protest of anti-union practices used by the company and so far allowed by the country’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). . , It also demands that Starbucks sit down to negotiate a collective contract with the union, which today represents 264 stores and about 7,000 workers.
Since the unionization effort began, the company’s response has been a series of measures to isolate the organizers from the rest of the local workers. His schedules were frequently changed or he was not called to work, and on several occasions he was forcibly fired under the pretext of being fired. The behavior is so treacherous that the NLRB has had to act on the matter and present a legal remedy that forces the company to abandon these practices. The filing said it “unearthed a number and pattern of unfair labor practices by Starbucks … specifically layoffs.”
— Lenny Harris (@LennyLemonz) November 17, 2022
The association’s measure is the first to be organized at the national level and coincides with national red cup day That’s when Starbucks hands out reusable red cups to customers who buy promotional drinks and it’s one of the busiest days of the year. That’s why strike became popular as red cup rebellion or the Red Glass Rebellion and, according to the union, it had a significant impact on unionized campuses and some that are not, whose workers came to show their solidarity for various actions.
In addition, the strike was supported by various unions in the country.
— Joey Scott (@joeyneverjoe) November 17, 2022
— Workers United – CMRJB (@CMRJB) November 17, 2022