It was bound to happen eventually -- and it happened today in New Zealand. Low-paid Starbucks workers walked off the job and formed a picket line.
They were joined by workers from other low paid, fast-food restaurants such as KFC and Pizza Hut.
Starbucks, which tries to project an image as a caring, progressive, company, has some 80,000 employees worldwide. It pays those workers minimum wage or only slightly above, and generally does not welcome unions.
As you'd expect, LabourStart is covering the New Zealand Starbucks strike (see here: www.labourstart.org/starbucks ) -- and they're also showing a video of the picket line on LabourStart.tv as well ( www.labourstart.tv )
If you've never seen a picket line at a Starbucks (and chances are, you haven't), have a look!
For more information about union efforts to organize Starbucks worldwide, check out www.supersizemypay.com and www.starbucksunion.org