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Starbucks Anti-Unionism

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On May 12, 2022
A good deep dive into Starbucks’ unionbusting tactics: Then there were the write-ups. In mid-February, Slopsema, a barista at the Barn, was given a final warning – the last step before being fired. The reason given was that the store safe was found unlocked after one of his shifts, as well as a failure to […]
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Starbucks is engaging in a frantic attempt to stop the unionization of their shops all of a sudden happening across the nation. This has included the illegal firing and discipline of workers for joining the union. Now the National Labor Relations Board is intervening. The National Labor Relations Board has accused Starbucks of retaliating against […]

Starbucks Union

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On February 13, 2022

I haven’t written much about the Starbucks unionization effort because I’ve just been watching, waiting until I have something useful to say about it. It’s quite remarkable and incre

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Starbucks Union

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On December 10, 2021
It seems we have a qualified victory in the battle to unionize three Buffalo-area Starbucks stores. One has clearly voted for the union, one is unclear, and one seems to have voted against but under enough intimidation from the company that it wouldn’t surprise me if the NLRB throws it out and orders a new […]

Black in America

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On April 19, 2018

Every single reader of this blog should read this amazing conversation about being black in public spaces. Jamelle Bouie, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Gene Demby, and Aisha Harris get at the heart of what

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