The (American) Exception to the Rule? / by Richard Rhames

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair I pruned some tomatoes. I reviewed some stuff from a local planning board meeting last night (where nearly 200 manufactured houses were proposed for planting in farm fields across town). I checked the weather forecast. Then, as I sometimes do, I checked the UK Guardian newspaper on-line. I’ve seldom found big USContinue reading “The (American) Exception to the Rule? / by Richard Rhames”

Maine News: Biddeford Starbucks Workers File to Unionize / by Andy O’Brien

Credit: Libby March for the Washington Post via Getty Images Starbucks workers at a store location in Biddeford announced their intent to unionize last week, joining hundreds of Starbucks employees at 260 of the company’s stores across the country who have filed for union elections. In a letter to Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz, the workers at StoreContinue reading “Maine News: Biddeford Starbucks Workers File to Unionize / by Andy O’Brien”

Bernie Sanders: Amazon Labor Union victory has launched a national movement / by Jake Johnson

At left: Chris Smalls, president of the Amazon Labor Union, center, with other members of ALU marching at the Amazon JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, Oct. 25, 2021. At right: Sen. Bernie Sanders. | AP photos On an organizing call Monday night with leaders of the Amazon Labor Union, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt., said he believesContinue reading “Bernie Sanders: Amazon Labor Union victory has launched a national movement / by Jake Johnson”

Starbucks Workers Have Filed to Unionize 200 Stores / by Sharon Zhang

Picket signs are pictured at a rally in support of workers of two Seattle Starbucks locations that announced plans to unionize, during an evening rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, Washington, on January 25, 2022 | Jason Redmond – AFP via Getty Images This week, Starbucks workers hit a milestone of 200 stores filingContinue reading “Starbucks Workers Have Filed to Unionize 200 Stores / by Sharon Zhang”

How the Starbucks Worker Organizing Model Can Accelerate Unionization Across the Country / by Shuvu Bhattarai

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez meets with Starbucks Workers United members who are working to unionize their store in Astoria, Queens, New York, on March 27, 2022. (Starbucks Astoria Blvd / Twitter) A Starbucks union drive is sweeping across the country. In an industry that has been all but impossible to unionize, these baristas have created anContinue reading “How the Starbucks Worker Organizing Model Can Accelerate Unionization Across the Country / by Shuvu Bhattarai”