Unionized workers walk out of S.F. Starbucks, joining over 100 coffee shops in actions across the nation

Just months after employees at a San Francisco Starbucks became the first in the city to vote in favor of unionizing, disgruntled employees will strike Thursday as part of a nationwide effort to protest the lack of progress with contract...

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humanofsf
humanofsf
149 · 20 days ago · Reddit

The Castro location is absolutely being left to rot by Starbucks corporate. It’s a shadow of its former self with no chairs anymore, bathroom access, art, or community feel. It’s an empty shell and it’s sad this was the response to their unionizing.

monarchy99
monarchy99
43 · 20 days ago · Reddit

The corner near this Starbucks is often filled with aggressive homeless or mentally ill. Sadly they often get aggressive with customers and staff and corporate and police can’t / won’t do much.

But there’s also a Philz half block away so there no lack of caffeine around.

GearyGarfield
GearyGarfield
26 · 20 days ago · Reddit

Good for them. It would be cool if they some how all teamed up and just formed the ability to replace their starbucks w/ an employee owned coop.

MotionAction
MotionAction
5 · 20 days ago · Reddit

What is the leverage the employees have that are difficult to do that the Starbucks corporation can't replace from the Starbucks Corporation Management perspective? If they add cooking real food and/​or baking other foods then employees would have better leverage in getting Unionize and union working properly with Starbucks corporate. These employees need to convince Starbucks Corporation to view Starbucks store employees Union value similar to plumbers, electricians, nurses, mechanics, etc Unions. The problem is Starbucks Corporate doesn't see those stores as those levels of value, and are able to have alternative methods.