🦄 Labor

Starbucks Workers United Launches Red Cup Rebellion

Over 100 unionized Starbucks locations launched a one-day strike Thursday to demand that the company engage in good faith union negotiations and address understaffing at locations across the country.

Members of Starbucks Workers United, the national union representing Starbucks employees, organized the strike for Nov.…

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District Strike Messaging Draws Ire of Parents, Students, Educators

Minneapolis, MN – Messaging by the Minneapolis Public School district (MPS) during the teachers strike has drawn the ire of parents, students, and union members alike.

After students occupying the district’s headquarters said they were “tired” of MPS using the media to say negative things…

🦄 Global, Labor

South African Unions Form Alliance Against Government

Durban, South Africa – On October 7, 2020, South Africa’s four largest trade union confederations COSATU, SAFTU, FEDUSA, and NACTU organized a national one-day strike in response to ongoing, failed negotiations with the government. These rival union confederations have combined forces in an effort to…

🦄 COVID-19, Labor

Philly Starbucks Worker Delivers NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Complaint

Philadelphia, PA – An employee of the Starbucks at 1900 Market St. delivered a National Labor Relations Board form stating she’d been retaliated against for ‘Protected Concerted Activity’. The worker filing the complaint alleges she was punished via a reduction in hours for organizing a…

🦄 COVID-19
image: a protester stands in front of the entrance to the Minnesota state capitol facing the crowd of protesters, who are spaced out physically-distanced from one another by small orange cones. The protester is holding a sign, "NO retaliation, #BringBackCliffAndMonica, Protect Frontline Workers"

Nurses Picket Over Lack of Protection From Ongoing Viral Pandemic

Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of medical professionals and supporters held an informational picket demanding their employer Allina Health, along with the Minnesota Department of Health, provide increased personal protective equipment (PPE) “with higher safety standards.” After the May 20 picket outside United Hospital protesters…