Starbucks workers at a Buffalo store unionize in a big symbolic win for labor.

By Noam Scheiber Source: The New York Times Employees at a Buffalo-area Starbucks store have voted to form a union, making it the only one of the nearly 9,000 company-owned stores in the United States to be organized and notching an important symbolic victory for labor at a time when [...]

2021-12-14T19:22:33+00:00December 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Starbucks baristas are on the verge of forming a union. The company is pushing back.

By Joanna Slater Source: The Washington Post Earlier this month, Howard Schultz, the man who built Starbucks into a global giant, traveled to this city for an unusual gathering of the company’s employees. Schultz talked about growing up poor in Brooklyn and the values that guide Starbucks. The company is [...]

2021-11-29T22:12:58+00:00November 29th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Will California labor shortage lift warehouse union drive? Dollar General workers call for vote

By Jeong Park Source: The Sacramento Bee More than 40 workers at a Dollar General warehouse in West Sacramento could be among the first in the company to join a union, representing a significant milestone in organizing one of the biggest employers and industries in the country. The employees last [...]

2021-11-17T20:05:09+00:00November 17th, 2021|Tags: , |

Workers are seeking unions at Starbucks, Dollar General and Amazon locations. Here’s why that matters

By Chris Isidore Source: CNN Business Shellie Parsons never thought she'd be supporting an effort to win union representation at the Dollar General store where she's worked for a bit more than a year. "I was actually against unions," said the 37-year-old single mom. "I'd heard a lot of bad [...]

2021-10-25T17:14:11+00:00October 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Alabama Amazon Workers Say They’re Fed Up and Not Taking It Anymore

This article was produced by Capital & Main, an award-winning nonprofit journalism outfit. It is republished here with permission. By Kelly Candaele The union organizing drive at the mammoth Amazon “fulfillment center” in Bessemer, located 20 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, has the feel of both a social and religious movement. [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:22+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |
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