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Announcement :: Labor
11/16 Barista Fight-Back: The Struggle to Unionize Starbucks (Tues)
03 Nov 2010
Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista,
Anja Witek, discusses the truth about
life behind the counter at Starbucks!

7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, Boston (Chinatown)
Near Chinatown stop-Orange Line and Boylston stop-Green Line
Barista Fight-Back:
The Struggle to
Unionize Starbucks

Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista,
Anja Witek, discusses the truth about
life behind the counter at Starbucks!

She explains how innovative solidarity unionism
organizing has enabled the Starbucks Workers
Union/Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) to
establish a foothold in an industry with the lowest
union
density in the United States. She discusses strategies
behind the recent organizing at fast food franchise Jimmy
John’s sandwich shops in Minneapolis.

Begun in 2004 by Starbucks workers for Starbucks
workers, the Starbucks Union is a worker-run democratic
union dedicated to organizing on the job. Working
together, we have won improvements in wages and
working conditions and remedied individual grievances
with management. Despite a vicious union-busting
counter-offensive initiated by Starbucks CEO Howard
Schultz, the workers’ movement continues to gain
strength as workers around the world join the campaign.

7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, Boston (Chinatown)
Near Chinatown stop-Orange Line and Boylston stop-Green Line

For information call 627-569-5162

Talk sponsored by the
Industrial Workers of the World
Boston General Membership Branch
PO Box 391724
Cambridge, MA 02139
bostonswu (at) yahoo.com

For more information about the organizing campaign at Starbucks go to www.starbucksunion.org

This work is in the public domain.
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