Posts tagged Rebecca Givan

    Starbucks Workers Voted To Unionize In New York City Flagship Store, So Did Amazon—Is This The Resurgence Of Unions?

    April 5, 2022 // The employees are joining Workers United, which is part of the Service Employees International Union. This organization has fielded inquiries from Starbucks staffers around the country. The vote is a rare one for the restaurant industry. Less than 2% of food-related workers are covered by a union. The baristas and other workers are calling for more help with staffing, better pay with set increases and training.

    US unions see unusually promising moment amid wave of victories

    March 16, 2022 // Gebre said the nation’s unions should send far more organizers and money to back the union drives at Starbucks and Amazon. “The rest of the labor movement should be willing to lend a hand,” even if they don’t get any of the members, said Gebre, who was recently named Greenpeace’s chief program officer. “That’s what solidarity means.”

    In The Worker Empowerment Movement, Starbucks Employees Are Starting To Embrace Unions

    February 27, 2022 // A common, unifying theme is that workers feel that they are being taken advantage of, forced to work long hours for low wages and treated rudely by their unsympathetic managers. These workers are pushing back against poor pay, unpleasant working conditions and a lack of respect from management. Once they’ve left, many take their time to seek out new types of opportunities that offer meaningful work and a path to advance.

    Kellogg reaches tentative deal with union to end 2-month strike

    December 2, 2021 // “The workers have won a lot,” Rebecca Givan, an associate professor of labor studies and employment relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, told Bloomberg. “It certainly shows the success of going on strike.”