Thursday, November 13, 2008

Together We Win: The Fight to Organize Starbucks




Source: Archive.org (alternative: Quicktime mov)

Diane Krauthamer's short film on how Starbucks employees in the US have organized themselves, in conjunction with the IWW, to secure better conditions in the workplace.


Resources:

In the Library:
  • Clawson, Dan and Mary Ann Clawson. 1999. "What Has Happened to the US Labor Movement? Union Decline and Renewal." Annual Review of Sociology, 25: 95-119. [link: JSTOR]
  • Davis, Rowenna. 2008. "The barnstorming barista." New Internationalist , no. 1: 24. MAS Ultra - School Edition, EBSCOhost [link: EbscoHost]
  • Herbst, Moira. 2007. "Starbucks: More Charges of Union-Busting." Business Week Online : 1-1. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost [link: EbscoHost]
  • Lynd, Staughton, and Daniel Gross. 2007. "Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks: The IWW Uses Section 7: Commentary." WorkingUSA 10, no. 3: 347-356. EconLit, EBSCOhost [link: EbscoHost]

On the Web: