Workers United, the union supporting Starbucks workers across the country as they organize, is announcing our intention to establish a Strike and Defense Fund with initial dedicated funding of $1 million for the Starbucks Workers United campaign.
Today, on the heels of Bloomfield’s unanimous vote to become the first unionized Starbucks in Pennsylvania, the partners at store #7284, Penn Center East, have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.
Today, the Starbucks partners at Pittsburgh stores #65815 (McKnight Rd.) and #793 (East Carson St.) added their names to the list of Starbucks locations in Pittsburgh who have gone public to demand a safer, more democratic workplace and file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.
Today, driven by outrage over Starbucks’ blatant union busting display in Memphis and their hope for a safer, more democratic workplace, workers at a Starbucks in the Bloomfield neighborhood filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.
At Kutztown University in eastern Pennsylvania, dining workers employed by foodservice contracting giant Aramark launched a public effort last fall to form a union affiliated with the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers, an SEIU affiliate. Pro-union dining services workers told Discourse Blog they’re short-staffed, paid too little, and not given enough opportunities to use the paid time off they’ve accrued.