Workers At Starbucks Strike Dozens of Stores Nationwide November 17! Workers Demand Starbucks Engage In Good Faith Union Bargaining and that Safe Staffing Is Implemented

By Dorothy Brown

Workers at Starbucks stores across the United States went on a one day “Red Cup Rebellion” unfair labor practice strike November 17. Dozens of Starbucks locations were shut down nationwide.

“Starbucks thinks they can drag their feet in bargaining, and we’re here to show them we rebel against their tactics and we mean business – by shutting down theirs,” read a leaflet workers distributed in San Antonio.

Other demands include proper staffing of stores with the necessary amount of workers.

The workers are asking supporters to “join their fight by signing the #NoContractNoCoffee pledge to show Starbucks our communities support us too and donate to our Solidarity Fund to help us continue our efforts. Thank you!”

For information about how to support the Starbucks workers and coverage of the November 17 strike actions:

Workers at the Starbucks at the corner of Houston and St. Mary’s streets in downtown San Antonio shut down their store November 17. The workers and community supporters besides their own signs, held aloft a “We Support Local 180!” sign for workers on strike at Case Holland in Burlington, IA and Racine, WI. The workers at Case Holland make tractors and other farm implements that are used to plant and harvest products Starbucks sells from coffee beans to a variety of food ingredients. / Union Labor Donated Photo

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