[act-ma] 11/16 Barista Fight-Back: The Struggle to Unionize Starbucks (Tues)

Bill Bumpus wbumpus62 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 3 05:48:22 PDT 2010

*Barista Fight-Back:*

*The Struggle to*

*Unionize Starbucks*

Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista,

*Anja Witek*, discusses the truth about

life behind the counter at Starbucks!

She explains how innovative solidarity unionism

organizing has enabled the Starbucks Workers

Union/Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) to

establish a foothold in an industry with the lowest union

density in the United States. She discusses strategies

behind the recent organizing at fast food franchise Jimmy

John's sandwich shops in Minneapolis.

Begun in 2004 by Starbucks workers /for /Starbucks

workers, the Starbucks Union is a worker-run democratic

union dedicated to organizing on the job. Working

together, we have won improvements in wages and

working conditions and remedied individual grievances

with management. Despite a vicious union-busting

counter-offensive initiated by Starbucks CEO Howard

Schultz, the workers' movement continues to gain

strength as workers around the world join the campaign.

*7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16*

Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, Boston (Chinatown)

/Near Chinatown stop-Orange Line and Boylston stop-Green Line/

/For information call 617-469-5162/

Talk sponsored by the

Industrial Workers of the World

Boston General Membership Branch

PO Box 391724

Cambridge, MA 02139

/bostonswu at yahoo.com/

/For more information about the organizing campaign at Starbucks go to 

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