Posts tagged N.Y

    STARBUCKS WARNS EMPLOYEES OF A DOWNSIDE TO UNIONIZING

    April 19, 2022 // After the staff of the Buffalo unit aired its intentions to unionize last August, members of Johnson’s team traveled to stores whose baristas professed an interest in organizing. Pro-union employees said they were banding together to ensure their voices would be heard by Starbucks’ leadership. But instead of viewing the visits by executives as opportunities to be heard, workers blasted the drop-ins as espionage missions aimed at derailing the movement.

    How to Start a Union at Your Company

    April 8, 2022 //

    SEIU DROPS ITS FRONT IN UNIONIZING STARBUCKS

    March 7, 2022 // Proponents had insisted that the movement, which now extends to 103 stores, was a homespun phenomenon arising spontaneously throughout the chain’s domestic arm. The narrative held that the baristas-turned-organizers were union neophytes who discovered they shared a desire to have more say on the brand’s direction and store operations, without any choreography from an outside labor force. Few reports even mentioned that the activist employees were receiving advice or financial support from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) through its Workers United affiliate.

    Starbucks union push spreads to 54 stores in 19 states

    January 31, 2022 // At Starbucks, the pro-union workers have advocated for better staffing, training and pay, seeking a direct line to company management. Buffalo workers have joined Workers United, affiliated with the massive Service Employees International Union.