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Workers at Amazon and Trader Joe’s are setting up independent unions, whereas at Starbucks and Chipotle, employees are teaming up with established unions.

Workers at Amazon and Trader Joe’s are setting up independent unions, while at Starbucks and Chipotle, employees are teaming up with established unions - and the campaigns are being led by determined young workers, rather than being driven by seasoned union representatives. Read more»

Starbucks workers protest after the firing of Laila Dalton in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 5, 2022.

After hearing arguments and witness testimony Wednesday, a federal judge declined to reinstate three workers who accused Starbucks of firing them for trying to organize a union. Read more»

Meaningful labor law reform is unlikely to happen unless people are engaged with the issues, understand them and believe they have a stake in the outcome.

Inspired by pro-union sentiment in political movements, individuals are spearheading the efforts for workplace reform rather than professional union organizers - indeed, one would be hard pressed to find many experienced organizers among the recent successful campaigns. Read more»

Starbucks is testing a new 31-ounce "trenta" size for cold drinks. Reminding us that just because something CAN be done, doesn't mean it SHOULD be done. Read more»

Trenta is 30 in Italian, but if you think you'll never need to know that you could be wrong. Starbucks is testing 31-ounce iced coffee and teas in Phoenix and they're called, you guessed it, Trenta. Read more»