"In terms of reversing decades of union decline, winning at 1000 Starbucks stores would be meaningless — now representing just over 6 percent of private sector workers, U.S. unions cannot simply “organize” themselves out of this deep hole — but in terms of creating momentum and generating a sense of excitement, winning 100 elections would be the biggest thing to happen to the labor movement for decades."
**Victory** for the six-figure salary trade union bureaucrats, and here's who they send out to defend them: Benji Pyles I know union staff that makes six figures and drive all over the gd country organizing workers and defending contracts. These ppl stay away from their children and family for weeks and weeks, sometimes months at a time. I generally agree the salaries are too high in general but it’s just supply and demand. To act like that’s the biggest problem is silly. Again unionize and organize a reform caucus. Or is that too much work for y’all keyboard warriors? The AFA president Nelson raked in $163,484 and Workers United vice president Gary Bonadonna jr. with $163,134 in 2020 salary, both excluding benefits.
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for immediate release Genesee vote certified - second Starbucks unionized
BUFFALO, NY — Starbucks partners at Genesee St. have won another major victory as the NLRB has ruled that the attempt by Starbucks to pack the voting list with partners from another store has failed. The NLRB ruled that partners at the Genesee St. store across from the Buffalo International Airport have voted by a margin of 15-9 in favor of forming a union.
The ballots that were challenged at the vote count on December 9 were cast by partners who work at another store. The Regional office of the NLRB ruled that these ballots are ineligible.
“While most of the world saw us win on December 9th, today is a special day - today we put an end to Starbucks’ delay attempts and formed our union at the Genesee Starbucks,” said Lexi Rizzo, a shift supervisor at the location. “Finally, the partners feel we have a voice at our workplace - this is an emotional day for all partners here who have fought so hard to make our voices heard in the work we do. Now we’re asking the same thing Elmwood is asking - we want a fair contract and most importantly we demand that Starbucks stop their union busting in Buffalo and across the nation immediately. No other partners should have to endure what we went through to have a voice on the job.”
“Words cannot describe how we are feeling right now,” Caroline Lerczak, a shift supervisor at the Genesee St. store said. "After months of anti-union meetings, intimidation tactics, and intense pressure to vote 'no', we can finally say we won our union. I would love to see Starbucks show some accountability for their actions and come to the bargaining table to negotiate with us now.”
The Genesee St. partners now will join with the Elmwood location to become the first 2 Starbucks stores to bargain for a collective bargain agreement.
Michelle Eisen, an 11 year barista at the Elmwood store congratulated the partners at Genesee, “We are so excited to be joined in bargaining by another store and that stores in other cities like Boston, Mesa, Knoxville, Seattle and Chicago are also moving forward. Working together we’re going to make Starbucks a better place for partners to work and customers to visit. It’s time for Starbucks to end its anti-union campaign and negotiate with us.”
The Genesse count means there are now two unionized Starbucks locations in Buffalo. The results of the third store that voted in Buffalo, Camp Road, are being challenged by the union over the company’s conduct during the organizing campaign. 3 more stores in Buffalo are awaiting their election date from the NLRB.
The Starbucks Workers United are members of Workers United Upstate New York, an affiliate of SEIU.
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Late Sunday night, the administration of Olney Charter High School in North Philadelphia gave in to teachers’ demands that the school switch to virtual learning in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
A **victory** for education workers, students, and parents who will not to be sacrificed for profits, which are protected by the capitalist Democrats and six-figure salary trade union bureaucrats.
The teachers’ union criticized the district’s response to the Omicron variant, saying classroom conditions were unsafe. Here’s the latest pandemic news.https://www.nytimesn7cgmftshazwhfgzm37qxb44r64ytbb2dj3x62d2lljsciiyd.onion/live/2022/01/05/world/omicron-covid-vaccine-tests
The capitalist Democrat Sanders only offers reforms, but can a system that places profits over lives be reformed. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics failed to include workplace-related deaths from COVID-19, blaming lack of adequate and accurate reporting. www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/01/07/blsr-j07.html