South Carolina: Starbucks strike in Anderson

Starbucks employees at an Anderson, South Carolina, location say they are holding a three-day strike. Members of the Starbucks Workers Union said workers at the Interstate 85 and Clemson Boulevard store in Anderson will be striking in solidarity with their fellow workers across the country. Organizers say the strike will be from 7 am to 3 pm on Friday and 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. They say they are joining about 100 stores participating in the ‘Double Down Strike,’ a nationwide unfair labor practice (ULP) strike protesting Starbucks’ closures of union stores and doubling down on our demands for fair treatment. Workers at more than 110 Starbucks stores and 1,000 baristas walked out on strike on Nov. 17 in what was dubbed the ‘Red Cup Rebellion.’ (Video below is from August when protesters gathered at an Anderson Starbucks after demanding a union) “We are tired of Starbucks claiming they cannot afford to give us labor hours when the company makes billions of dollars every quarter,” Aneil Tripathi said. is our time as workers to stand up against the company for their retaliation against union stores, including not giving unionized stores credit card tipping, closing numerous unionized stores and expecting baristas to work to the bone while Starbucks makes billions.” Workers are asking supporters to stand in solidarity with their efforts by not purchasing Starbucks gift cards until workers win the contract they deserve. ANDERSON, SC — Starbucks employees at an Anderson, South Carolina, location say they are holding a three-day strike. Members of the Starbucks Workers Union said workers at the Interstate 85 and Clemson Boulevard store in Anderson will be striking in solidarity with their fellow workers across the country. Organizers say the strike will be from 7 am to 3 pm on Friday and 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. They say they are joining about 100 stores participating in the ‘Double Down Strike,’ a nationwide unfair labor practice (ULP) strike protesting Starbucks’ closures of union stores and doubling down on our demands for fair treatment. Workers at more than 110 Starbucks stores and 1,000 baristas walked out on strike on Nov. 17 in what was dubbed the ‘Red Cup Rebellion.’ (Video below is from August when protesters gathered at an Anderson Starbucks after demanding a union) “We are tired of Starbucks claiming they cannot afford to give us labor hours when the company makes billions of dollars every quarter,” Aneil Tripathi said. is our time as workers to stand up against the company for their retaliation against union stores, including not giving unionized stores credit card tipping, closing numerous unionized stores and expecting baristas to work to the bone while Starbucks makes billions.” Workers are asking supporters to stand in solidarity with their efforts by not purchasing Starbucks gift cards until workers win the contract they deserve.

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