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SF supervisor calls on Starbucks to support unionization

San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a resolution on Tuesday to support the city’s Starbucks workers’ right to unionize, as first reported by KRON4.

The resolution calls for Starbucks stores in San Francisco to “let workers freely decide whether to unionize without any interference, threats, or intimidation,” Preston shared on twitter.

“As a Democratic Socialist, I am fighting for an economy that works for every worker in San Francisco, and we know unions are an integral part of that fight,” Preston said in a press release. “San Francisco is a union town, and we are thrilled to support our local workers as they join the national movement for worker solidarity.”

Starbucks workers are currently unionizing across the country, with over 300 stores having filed for union elections. In June, the movement came to San Francisco with the first Starbucks store in the city filing for union recognition. Workers are demanding better health and safety conditions, benefits, protections from unfair discipline, fair wages and more.

Meanwhile, The National Labor Relations Board recently asked a federal court to order Starbucks to stop interfering with its workers’ unionization efforts. The company has maintained that it opposes unionization of its stores.

“Look, you have this company that speaks the language of justice, but their CEOs are making money hand over fist during a time of economic stagnation and rising inflation, all because underpaid and underappreciated Starbucks partners (workers) show up every day in an incredibly expensive city to make the drinks and turn over the profit,” SBWorkersUnited organizer Joe Thompson said in a press release. “Where’s the justice in that?”

San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a resolution on Tuesday to support the city’s Starbucks workers’ right to unionize, as first reported by KRON4.

The resolution calls for Starbucks stores in San Francisco to “let workers freely decide whether to unionize without any interference, threats, or intimidation,” Preston shared on twitter.

“As a Democratic Socialist, I am fighting for an economy that works for every worker in San Francisco, and we know unions are an integral part of that fight,” Preston said in a press release. “San Francisco is a union town, and we are thrilled to support our local workers as they join the national movement for worker solidarity.”

Starbucks workers are currently unionizing across the country, with over 300 stores having filed for union elections. In June, the movement came to San Francisco with the first Starbucks store in the city filing for union recognition. Workers are demanding better health and safety conditions, benefits, protections from unfair discipline, fair wages and more.

Meanwhile, The National Labor Relations Board recently asked a federal court to order Starbucks to stop interfering with its workers’ unionization efforts. The company has maintained that it opposes unionization of its stores.

“Look, you have this company that speaks the language of justice, but their CEOs are making money hand over fist during a time of economic stagnation and rising inflation, all because underpaid and underappreciated Starbucks partners (workers) show up every day in an incredibly expensive city to make the drinks and turn over the profit,” SBWorkersUnited organizer Joe Thompson said in a press release. “Where’s the justice in that?”

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