In a powerful show of solidarity, Starbucks workers stood alongside actors and writers on picket lines as part of the Starbucks Workers United 13-city “Union is Calling” bus tour. The Starbucks Workers United (SWU) union, which has garnered massive support from thousands of Starbucks employees, reports that 440 locations in 46 states have already filed to unionize.
Joining forces with the SAG-AFTRA and WGA, the SWU emphasizes that their collective struggle revolves around a common goal – fighting for a safe, equitable workplace and a living wage. Joshua Griffith, a WGA member and former Starbucks employee, highlighted the significance of their fight for the right to organize, a fundamental aspect that the WGA has enjoyed for decades.
The momentum behind the Starbucks workers strike is undeniable. Last month, Starbucks employees across the country, including some in Los Angeles, staged a walkout to advocate for unionization and a contract that offers improved wages and benefits.
The WGA, now on its 87th day of strike action, and the SAG-AFTRA, in its third week on picket lines, are also waging their battles for better pay, benefits, and protections against the use of artificial intelligence.
As the call for justice reverberates across different industries, Labor Law Advocates in California stands ready to support employees with grievances against their employers. If you believe that your workplace rights have been violated, if you are denied a living wage, or if you face unsafe and inequitable conditions, our team of dedicated legal experts is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.