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Special talk on Starbucks unionizing across the map!

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Starbucks workers in Nanuet, NY, right after they won their union elections.
(Right to left; Adriana Valdez Escarcega, Sophia Farias, Furquan Khan, Cristian Ramirez)

Click here to watch this discussion.

June 20, 2022 - The Jewish Labor Committee had a special conversation about this historic worker-led unionizing effort, run by people who are also working their regularly scheduled shifts at work. More than 150 [update: now close to 190] Starbucks stores are now unionized - six months ago, none of them were. And workers at over 100 additional Starbucks locations have petitioned for union elections.
In a discussion with Arieh Lebowitz and Martin Schwartz of the JLC, hear David Melman, an Executive Vice President of Workers United, and Cori Schimko, who works at Starbucks in Nanuet, New York and helped lead her shop to a landslide union victory earlier in June: the first Starbucks in Rockland County to unionize. Employees there hope a union will help secure better wages, benefits and give them a voice in decision-making at their workplace. Click here to watch this powerful discussion of one part of the campaign to build barista power across the map, store by store.