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Buffalo Starbucks Unionizes

December 10, 2021

Buffalo Starbucks Unionizes

Employees of the Starbucks on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY, have voted to unionize. These bolshevik baristas are the first in the United States to successfully organize, and were hailed by Vermont commissar Bernie Sanders. Starbucks employees also voted “Union Yes” in nearby Cheektowaga.

More:

“Starbucks workers form their 1st union in the U.S. in a big win for labor,” Alina Selyukh, NPR News

Update:

“A Rhodes Scholar barista and the fight to unionize Starbucks,” Greg Jaffe, Washington Post

Related:

“An Inside Look at Union Organizing in the Fast-Food Industry,” Lela Nargi, Eater

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The Singing Cowboy & Mother Jones

September 3, 2018

“The Death of Mother Jones,” sung by Gene Autry, 1930. about the great radical union organizer — Mary Harris Jones, sometimes called the “most dangerous woman in America”  by her enemies — who died in 1930 at age 100. Frankie Marvin accompanied Mr. Autry on slide guitar. The songwriter is unknown, although the label credits the song to W C Calaway, possibly William R. Calaway, a record company A&R man.

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