Starbucks Workers United, Young Workers, and the Future of the Labor Movement

Starbucks Workers United, Young Workers, and the Future of the Labor Movement

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Friday, Aug. 19 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Aug. 19 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Starbucks Workers United, the campaign by Starbucks baristas to organize across country, is one of the most exciting labor campaigns in recent U.S. history. Mostly young, often queer, Starbucks workers are helping to re-invigorate the labor movement with a truly-worker driven organizing campaign that has, as of this writing, filed for union elections at more than 200 of the global coffee giant’s locations. The campaign continues to grow despite an intense effort to quash it from the company and its union-busting law firm, Littler Mendelson. Hear from Starbucks workers about how they’re organizing at a company that many had once considered impossible to unionize and how their campaign is part of a wave of new organizing by young workers.