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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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Paid Sick Leave: Essential to Beating Coronavirus

April 9, 2020

If your grocery, food service, and delivery workers don’t get paid time off when they’re sick, then they need to work while sick, potenially infecting you. When corporations value profits over public safety, we all lose. A Vox video.

Related:

“The Trump administration issued a new rule that blocks guaranteed paid sick leave for 75% of American workers,” Isaac Scher, Business Insider

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