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‘They don’t care about us’: US Starbucks workers allege they were fired for union activity

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Nine Starbucks workers at three stores in Denver, Colorado, who were fired shortly after their stores voted to unionize allege they were dismissed in retaliation for union organizing at the American coffee chain giant...

A New York Starbucks abruptly closed – was it retaliation for a union drive?

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Several weeks after Starbucks workers in Ithaca, New York voted to unionize, the company announced with just a week’s notice that their store on College Avenue, one of three in Ithaca, would be shut down. Starbucks cl...

Why is Starbucks’ union drive speeding ahead while Amazon’s founders?

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In a historic win in December, baristas in Buffalo voted to make their Starbucks the first of more than 9,000 corporate-operated Starbucks in the US to unionize. Since then, 143 other Starbucks have unionized and work...

Revealed: Starbucks fired over 20 US union leaders in recent months

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Starbucks has fired over 20 union leaders around the US over the past several months as union organizing campaigns have spread across the country, the Guardian can reveal. The news comes as Starbucks workers have file...

Soy Cromwell! James Cromwell’s Starbucks plant milk protest shows why he’s movies’ top revolutionary

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It’s probably time that we face facts and declare James Cromwell to be our greatest living actor. When James Cromwell turns up in something, ropey Jurassic Park sequels notwithstanding, the audience automatically know...

Succession actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter in Peta protest – video

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James Cromwell has glued his hand to a Starbucks counter during a Peta protest in New York City, calling for the coffee chain to stop charging extra for vegan milks. The Succession and Babe actor and Oscar nominee, wh...

‘Pure propaganda’: inside Starbucks’ anti-union tactics

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When Starbucks management came for Sean Andrews, it didn’t surprise him, exactly. Tensions were already running high in the Denver coffee shop where he worked. A few days prior, Andrews’ fellow baristas had walked off...

Starbucks pays just £5m UK corporation tax on £95m gross profit

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Starbucks paid just £5.4m in UK corporation tax last year despite making a gross profit of £95m. The company, which has faced years of heated criticism for paying very little tax in the UK, paid out £26.5m in royalty ...

Starbucks to be led by Howard Schultz again as US workers push to unionize

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Starbucks’ former leader Howard Schultz will replace chief executive Kevin Johnson as the coffee chain deals with a wave of unionization drives among its baristas. The shakeup in leadership, announced on Wednesday, co...

McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Pepsi suspend Russian operations

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McDonald’s is temporarily closing its 850 restaurants in Russia and pausing all operations in the country, a decision that will affect 62,000 jobs, after mounting calls for action after the invasion of Ukraine. It was...

‘This is a national movement’: union drives surge at US Starbucks stores

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A union organizing drive among workers at corporate run Starbucks stores, the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, has surged in recent weeks throughout the US, organizers and workers say. The development comes in ...

Starbucks fires workers involved in union push as US movement gains momentum

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Starbucks has fired seven workers involved in organising a union in Tennessee, fueling accusations that the coffee giant is retaliating against the growing labor movement it faces nationwide. The workers – a third of ...

Massachusetts Starbucks workers push to unionize after New York win

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Starbucks workers at two stores in Massachusetts have filed for union elections to join SEIU affiliate Workers United, citing inspiration from the union organizing campaign in Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo at least on...

Starbucks workers’ efforts to unionize finds success in Buffalo, New York

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Starbucks workers have voted to unionize at a store in Buffalo, New York, over the company’s objections, pointing the way to a new labor model for the 50-year-old coffee giant. The National Labor Relations Board said ...

Starbucks launches aggressive anti-union effort as upstate New York stores organize

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Will Westlake, a Starbucks barista in Hamburg, New York, whose store recently filed for a union election, was told by a manager he could attend an earlier mandatory anti-union meeting on 8 November because he was sche...

Starbucks workers in New York are organizing to form first US union

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Fifty Starbucks workers in New York are trying to form a union, which would be the first in the US for the coffee chain if successful. Last week, the group of workers in the Buffalo area publicly announced their union...

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