Starbucks stores in Philly are unionizing! ☕ | Bulletin

The Starbucks unionization efforts have come to Philly! More than 30 stores have filed for union elections so far, and we’re proud to support 2 of them in our city.


The Starbucks unionization efforts have come to Philly! More than 30 stores have filed for union elections so far, and we’re proud to support 2 of them in our city. Please stop by and show your support — details on the image below!

On the calendar
Unless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom. 

Socialism 101, tonight at 7pm
If you're new to socialism, get some exposure to fundamental texts and ideas of the movement! Readings never top 30 pages per session.

Canvass for Paul Prescod, February 5 at noon, Malcolm X Park
Canvass for our endorsed candidate, Paul Prescod for State Senate in the 8th District! Masks required and if you’re feeling sick, please stay home.

Socialist Propagandizing 101, February 10 at 6pm
In this session, we'll think through how to write about our campaigns and get our ideas published. Join us if you're interested in writing or copyediting, if you are part of a Philly DSA campaign that could benefit from publicity, or if you want to brainstorm with us.

Petitioning & Canvass Training, February 12 at 3pm, Calvary United Methodist Church
With the 2022 cycle underway, Philly DSA will be out in force to knock doors for socialist candidates in the May primary election. Want to hone your skills and learn how to make the most of conversations at the door? Join the Electoral Committee for a comprehensive training on canvassing and petitioning! 

Education Justice Committee Meeting, February 13 at 3pm
Discuss current campaigns for Philly public schools including a Green New Deal for Philly Public Schools, Board of Education Watch, & CO2 Monitoring in Schools.

Movie Night: Judas and the Black Messiah, February  24 at 7pm, Kung Fu Necktie
Please join the Racial Justice Committee for an in-person Movie Night and Discussion at Kungfu Necktie! Free admission, proof of vaccination required. Open to all!

View the full calendar.

Updates from the branches

BuxMont DSA
Anti-Privatization Canvass, February 5 at 2pm
Alert neighbors of Aqua PA’s plans to purchase new sewer systems in the area.

Bucks Cancel Lunch Debt Coalition Meeting, February 7 at 7pm
Discuss ending the lunch debt crisis in PA, and eventually throughout the country, by eliminating current debt and passing legislation to provide free meals to all students.

Delco DSA
Reading Group: Alternatives to Policing, February 10 at 7:30pm
Discuss alternatives to policing in light of the Fanta Bility murder and subsequent charges.

View all BuxMont events or all Delco events

This week in unions

  • Starbucks workers in Philly have joined the union movement! Read more and plan to head to the two stores downtown to show your support.
    • More than 30 stores have filed for union elections so far, with more on the way. You can track their elections here!
  • On the other side of the state, 300 workers at Washington General Hospital have authorized a strike.
  • 14,000 CWA members in 36 states, including PA, are negotiating a new contract. There are a lot of big, upcoming contract fights to watch out for – this is one of them!

To get involved: If you’re interested in supporting workers who want to organize, organizing your workplace, supporting workers and unions taking collective action, or in building relationships with rank and file union members and leaders, email [email protected]

On the bulletin

  • Donate to the Philly DSA PAC! This is how we fund our electoral campaigns. Contribute here
  • The Housing Committee is still collecting survey responses to help identify landlord and property management companies that DSA members have in common. Please fill it out to aid future tenant organizing. 🏡
  • Join us on Slack: If you’re a Philly DSA member and you’d like to join our Slack workspace, please fill out this form.
  • Harassment and Grievance Process: Read about the process to file a grievance here.

In solidarity,

Philly DSA

"The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community." - Susan Sontag


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