A revised movement on the backs of young workers?
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Public support for unions is at a near 60-year high. Meanwhile, self-organizers at major American chains are spearheading a new movement to mobilize.
Activist workers have successfully formed unions at 135 Starbucks since they began organizing in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2021.
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Starbucks Workers United has already organized 146 locations in about six months. While that’s a fraction of Starbucks’ 9,000 US stores, it’s one of the most successful labor campaigns in decades.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
The start of a movement or a moment?
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Successful union drives at two of America’s biggest companies were led by committed individuals, rather than established unions.
Unions on the rise?
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Union membership has dwindled over the past five decades. But could a flurry of positive headlines over union drives help reverse this trend?
A media study of public criticism of plastic reveals that stigmatisation may result in limited bans, it leaves the vast majority of plastic production and pollution unexplored.
Apple closed all its stores in China as a health precaution, now through at least Feb. 14.
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As the Fed warns of the risks posed by the new coronavirus, a supply chain expert explains how the outbreak could harm companies and the economy.
Gov. Ralph Northam has fumbled his apology.
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Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user’s guide.
The boy who went viral: Nick Sandmann shown here in his MAGA cap with fellow students next to Indigenous elder playing the drum.
It’s easier to accuse someone else of racism than it is to challenge the racist and colonial systems we participate in.
While many jobs are being replaced by technology, those that participate in the making of (good) social experiences for people are bucking the trend.
California inmates take a break from their ‘jobs’ fighting fires to play some chess.
Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.
Can Walmart go green while maintaining its commitment to low prices?
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Two business professors spent five years studying Walmart’s ambition project to bring sustainability to its millions of budget-conscious customers – a plan that began with the birth of a granddaughter.
A Eurasian Coot sits on a nest built from human litter, including plastic straws, inside a half-sunk boat in an Amsterdam canal.
Fast-food restaurants and coffee shops are banishing the straw. While it may seem like a small measure, your pessimism isn’t justified.
Walmart is bigger than Spain, Berkshire Hathaway is bigger than Russia. It could be time to rethink international relations.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United’s CEO called the Trump policy ‘in deep conflict’ with his company’s values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
So long Roseanne?
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago can go viral in an instant today. ABC seems to have learned from the mistakes of others.
Employees of Starbucks Coffee in the United States and Canada will receive “implicit bias” training.
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Starbucks is implementing implicit bias training for its employees in the United States and Canada. Even though we are not aware implicit biases, they lead to discriminatory behaviours.
Starbucks workers in Seattle.
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Three studies found that customers and managers rate black employee performance lower than white employees because they’re perceived as unfriendly or rude.
Anti-racism protestors sit in at the Starbucks where two black men were arrested.
At Starbucks, where the staff turnover is lower than most, anti-bias training might make a small difference. Maybe.
Protestors demonstrate inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, where two black men were arrested.
Starbucks is giving this training to its employees, but it’s still so new that there’s no standard format and little research yet on whether it’s effective.