This week, workers at a fifth Philly Starbucks store voted to unionize!
GM UPDATES: RSVP to our July 16 General Meeting here! It will be in person at the First Unitarian Church with a virtual option. We’re now accepting resolutions.
It’s no easy feat to organize your coworkers, and Starbucks workers face an uphill battle. Across the United States and here in Philly, management at Starbucks has been stifling unionization efforts through union-busting tactics like worker intimidation, cutting hours, and even firing key employees. Voices of solidarity for the workers are crucial, which is why we’re rallying support from our members and non-members in the community. With just a handful of employees voting at some stores, your support and engagement will make a huge difference.
We’re now supporting workers at the 12th & Market Starbucks store. They’ve announced their intent to form a union, but they need our support to stay confident in the face of intimidation from management.
We want to provide a friendly, supportive presence for the workers and spread the word to other customers. You can bring a friend and grab a drink, or work remotely from the store. We’ll have Starbucks Workers United merch and everything you need to write a note of support for the workers. Our last Sip-In received positive press, and we want to keep up the momentum.
Please email Daisy at [email protected] if you can make it for a one- or two-hour shift between 10am and 2pm.
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Green New Deal Commission Meeting, tonight at 6:30pmTune in for updates on our chapter's GND work and ways to get involved.
June New Member Meeting, June 26 at 3pmJoin to learn more about our campaigns and meet some of our members.
Green New Deal for Philly Public Schools Meeting, June 27 at 6:30pmGet plugged in to the campaign working to create a safe and modern school in every Philly neighborhood.
Structured Organizing Training, June 28 at 7pmThe Housing Committee hosts another session of its summer training on organizing techniques, including mapping and campaign escalation. Sign up here.
Accessibility Committee Meeting, June 30 at 6pmJoin the Accessibility Committee for a monthly meeting to discuss ongoing projects, including translations and rideshares. All are welcome.
Capital Vol. 1 Reading Group, June 30 at 7pmWhether you’re curious about socialism or a long-time reader of Marx, join us to explore the nature of capitalism and its alternatives. This event will be in person, location TBD.
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Updates from the branches
BuxMont Council Watch, June 27 at 7pmDiscuss recent activity of local government committees.
BuxMont Anti-Privatization (Towamencin Sewer), June 28 at 7pmJoin members working to stop the sale of a sewer plant in Towamencin and support legislation to prevent municipalities from selling public utilities.
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This week in unions
To get involved: If you’re interested in organizing your workplace or supporting workers and unions taking collective action, email [email protected].
“Just as man is governed, in religion, by the products of his own brain, so, in capitalist production, he is governed by the products of his own hand.” – Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1
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