Starbucks Workers Union

Consuming lattes and labour, or working at Starbucks - Bryant Simon

An in depth portrait of what it is like to work at one of the most conspicuous components of the neoliberal order: the upscale looking, fast-food acting coffee chain, Starbucks. Simon discusses the emotional labors of being a happy and chatty “partner” (employee), the difficulties of the uneven scheduling, the unexpected physical aspects of the job, and the culture of conformity at the nation’s largest seller of coffee and affordable luxury.

Because you should have clocked in at 7…

Because you should have clocked in at 7…

In memory of assaulted and slain Starbucks barista Whitney Heichel.

TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Together we win: the fight to organise Starbucks

A short 15 minute documentary that chronicles the struggles and victories of the Starbucks Workers Union, from how it formed to members continue to organize.

Solidarity unionism at Starbucks: the IWW uses Section 7

An article from Staughton Lynd and Daniel Gross on the IWW's organizing at Starbucks. Originally appeared in WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society (September 2007).

My body, my rules: a case for rape and domestic violence survivors becoming workplace organizers

Liberté Locke, a Starbucks Workers Union organizer, writes about how violence at work and in our personal lives are similar, how domestic abusers and bosses use the same techniques of control and that we need to fight both.

The Organizer # 19

The Organizer # 19

September 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

The Organizer # 24

The Organizer # 24

September 2010 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

The Organizer # 25

The Organizer # 25

PDF of the November/December 2009 issue of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

The Organizer # 20

The Organizer # 20

November 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

Union-buster's analysis of IWW

Article about the IWW from union-busting law firm, Seyfarth Shaw LLP which we reproduce for reference.