Thursday, November 13, 2008

Together We Win: The Fight to Organize Starbucks

Source: (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.


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]

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