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Starbucks Workers Have the Company on Its Back Foot

David Sirota Jacobin
With unionization taking off at Starbucks, the company is quietly admitting that it’s in a bind: unionization threatens its low-wage model, but union busting hurts its public image as a supposedly progressive company.

The Revolt of the College-Educated Working Class

Noam Scheiber New York Times
Support for labor unions among college graduates has increased from 55 percent in the late 1990s to around 70 percent in the last few years, and is even higher among younger college graduates. That may help explain an upsurge for organized labor.

Baltimore Baristas Unionize the First Starbucks in Maryland

Lorraine Mirabella Baltimore Sun
Starbucks baristas in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood voted Monday to unionize, becoming the giant coffee chain’s first Maryland workers to organize amid a fast-growing national movement. The vote was 14-0.

Amazon Workers Who Won a Union Their Way Open Labor Leaders’ Eyes

Noam Scheiber New York Times
After the stunning victory at Amazon by a little-known independent union that didn’t exist 18 months ago, organized labor has begun to ask itself an increasingly pressing question: Does the labor movement need to get more disorganized?

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How Starbucks Workers Won in Mesa

Saurav Sarkar Labor Notes
Starbucks Workers United (SWU) won its third store election February 28 in Mesa, Arizona. The vote was an overwhelming 25-3.

How Starbucks Workers Won in Mesa

Saurav Sarkar Labor Notes
The Mesa store at Powerline and Baseline Roads became the first U.S. company-run store outside Buffalo to be unionized in the recent organizing wave.
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