Starbucks Workers Solidarity Action 11/24
Recently, workers employed by the Pactiv corporation and members of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers of Local 83, reached out to the IWW and the affiliated Starbucks Workers Union for solidarity. Pactiv is one the primary suppliers of cups and paper products for Starbucks and the new management is planning on significantly cutting the wages and benefits of its employees. So last Sunday, on November 24, 2013, a few of members of the Miami IWW and the Starbucks Workers Union handed out flyers in front of a Downtown Starbucks and at the Miami Book Fair International located in Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus. We also had the opportunity to educate people about the shady stuff surrounding Starbucks and to show our support for our fellow workers on the west coast.
It is important to be creating and to be involved in these actions, no matter how big or small, because it is the IWWs motto “An injury to one is an injury to all” that guides us. If workers anywhere are having an issue, then it becomes an issue to all of us.