Latest Starbucks unionization attempt fails in Phoenix
(Phoenix) — Starbucks employees at the 7th Avenue and Roosevelt store in Phoenix voted overwhelmingly against unionizing on Wednesday amid a nationwide effort from employees of the coffee chain to unionize.
Gold miner Newmont to pay Mexican workers $70 million in union deal
(Denver, Colo.) Newmont Corp. and a union representing workers at a mine in central Mexico reached a profit-sharing agreement that averts a strike. Denver-based Newmont – the biggest gold miner in the world, both by stock market value and ounces produced – will pay the workers a profit-sharing bonus of the equivalent of $70 million, the company said this week.
"It's a huge victory": Tucson Starbucks store becomes city's first to join growing union
(Tucson, Ariz.) — A Starbucks store within shouting distance of the University of Arizona campus voted Wednesday to join Workers United, becoming the fifth Starbucks in Arizona to vote for union representation — and the first in the city of Tucson.
Mining union marks Ludlow Massacre as organized labor momentum grows
A monument to the victims of the Ludlow Massacre, erected in 1918.Don Barrett / Flickr. (Trinidad, Colo.) The United Mine Workers of America union will honor victims of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in a remembrance that comes as organized labor sees a resurgence throughout the country.
Unions Are Making a Comeback — Is That Good for Our Economy?
Apple has a real problem. It is called "Union." Apple workers at a Baltimore-area store have voted to unionize, making it the first of the company's270-plus stores in the United States to unionize.
"Hot labor summer" rolls into Phoenix as workers demonstrate solidarity with Amazon Labor Union
(Phoenix) — Amazon Labor Union president Chris Smalls made himself heard, loud and clear, at the 2600 Tower's locked back entrance. "We've got to walk out of these buildings. We shouldn't be working in 100-plus degrees — that's ridiculous. We've got to get (Amazon) workers to that point where they're militant enough to say 'we're not going to work until they get some proper AC in this building,'" Smalls said. "We're going to get involved. That's why we came here today. We want to make sure that we are connected with the community ... we're not stopping. This is just the beginning."
Local Starbucks workers disappointed but optimistic following injunctive relief denial
(Phoenix) — A United States District Judge on Wednesday dealt a blow to Starbucks Workers United, finding in favor of the coffee chain after three partners sought reinstatement and proper accommodations at the Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard store.
"I never knew what they were going to do": Intimidation, retaliation rife as Scottsdale Starbucks continues union push
CEO Howard Schultz, seen speaking at an event on ASU's campus, is the public face of Starbucks's vicious anti-labor campaign.Gage Skidmore/Flickr. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) — Starbucks partners continue making history during their unprecedented push to unionize stores around the United States.
Local Starbucks partners describe discrimination, "psychological warfare" in interviews with NewsBreak
L to R: Bill Whitmire, Alyssa Sanchez, and Laila Dalton at a rally in Seattle. Sanchez is another former Scottsdale & Mayo partner.Elliot Stoller/Flickr. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) — Last October, Laila Dalton began experiencing constant, crushing pain around her abdomen.
"There's so many of us": Arizona Starbucks workers speak exclusively with NewsBreak about ongoing labor battle
April 23: Dalton (center, blue jacket) marching with friend and co-worker Bill Whitmire (right) at a Workers United rally in Seattle.Elliot Stoller/Flickr. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) — Laila Dalton has a lot on her mind these days.
Monday in Portland: Portlanders rally on May Day in support of Starbucks, Amazon workers' unions
(David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, May 2 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Portlanders rally on May Day in support of Starbucks, Amazon workers' unions.
Opinion: Working Americans pay their taxes, but billionaires don't
The wealthiest Americans and business employers have had the upper hand for decades. They’ve reaped more and more gains from the economy in the last four decades. They pay less tax than ordinary Joes or Josephines or no tax when they take loans out with their shares as collateral to avoid paying a much higher tax if they had sold their shares.
Amy's Kitchen responds to alleged workplace controversies
Petaluma-based food company Amy’s Kitchen has come under increased scrutiny in recent months following a controversial NBC News report on working conditions in its Santa Rosa factory. Last week KRCB spoke with local union organizers, who alleged unsafe working conditions. To hear the company's viewpoint, on Wednesday, KRCB spoke with Amy's Kitchen executives about the allegations.
Scottsdale barista latest to be fired as Starbucks execs say "no beans" to unionizing efforts at their stores
(Scottsdale, Ariz.) — A Starbucks barista in Scottsdale this week has said she was fired for attempting to organize and hold a unionizing vote at her store. Per her Twitter account, Laila Dalton is an Arizona State student majoring in Mass Media & Communication. At 16 years old, Dalton began working for Starbucks, and she was most recently employed at the Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard location.
Senate hopeful wants to take the fight for working families to the Arizona State Capitol
The Arizona State Capitol building in Phoenix.Anthony G. Reyes/Flickr. (Phoenix, Ariz.) — On March 25, the Starbucks at Crismon Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa became the second café in Arizona to win its union election, joining its sister location at the intersection of Power and Baseline Roads. Neither vote was close, which is reflective of a rapidly-shifting landscape in Arizona, let alone nationwide.
Baltimore Starbucks Workers To Unionize Workforce
Baristas operating in the Baltimore area have started joining a rapidly evolving national movement to unionize the coffee chain on a shop-by-shop basis amid worsening working conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.