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(en) US, NYC, Starbucks Workers organizing at 17th and Broadway

Date Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:16:10 +0300


On Saturday July 29th Starbucks workers, members of the NYC and
NJ IWW* branches as well as several coalition members from Make
The Road By Walking, CODA and NMASS walked the picket in
support fired workers Joe Agins Jr., Charles Fostrom, and Evan
Winterscheidt. Starbucks unlawfully fired members of the union as a form
of intimidation to frighten workers from organizing. Our union is outraged
by the latest effort by the company to silence us. Regardless of workers
being fired and continual threats of firings, we refuse to be intimidated
and continue to stand up for better conditions on and off the job.
On the same Saturday of our picket, an organizing committee at 17th
and Broadway Union Square West went public and several members
started wearing union pins. Workers at 17th and Broadway have
experienced some of the toughest intimidation and harassment as a
result of being across the park from Union Square East where union
members have been public for 1/2 a year. Union members at 17th and
Broadway along with thier brothers and sisters at 14th and 4th ave
demand consistent schedules, higher wages for all Union Square
Starbucks workers, fair raises and an immediate investigation into Mr.
Gomez's behavior and an end to management's disrespect,
harassment and prejudice against all 17th and Broadway Starbucks
union members.

Our Union is growing and regardless of the firings, regardless of the
intimidation, regardless of the lies, harassment and all the bullshit
they throw at us, WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!

In the latest part of unlawful firings Starbucks has once again chosen
to target Daniel Gross.

If you have not already done so please TAKE ACTION:

1) Participate in the e-mail action campaign at
[http://starbucksunion.org/node/1005] and encourage others to
participate as well
2) Call Regional Director Jim McDermet at 917-207-8660 to demand
that Daniel Gross not be fired and that fired workers Joe Agins Jr.,
Charles Fostrom, and Evan Winterscheidt be rehired immediately.
3) Take other creative actions

http://www.iww.org/en/node/2753
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* An antiauthoritarian anticapitalist syndicate
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