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Activists Perk Up to Logan Square Starbucks Union Victory

One Big UnionA press release by the Starbucks Workers Union announced: "Baristas at Chicago’s Logan Square Starbucks store announced last night [August 29, 2006] their membership in the IWW Starbucks Workers Union, becoming the first U.S. workers outside of New York City to declare union membership at the world's largest coffee chain.

"Workers served Starbucks management at the café, located on 2759 W Logan Blvd., with a declaration of union membership and a set of demands including a living wage, guaranteed work hours, reinstatement of IWW baristas fired for organizing activity, and respect for an independent voice on the job through union membership." Read more

Additional Coverage: Gapers Block | Crain's Chicago Business | Associated Press (IWW repost) | NLG Chicago: Would You Like Union Solidarity With That? | Starbucks workers add shot of unionizing | Editorial: Pundit Gets It All Wrong


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