Tuesday, December 04, 2007

[olympiaworkers] This Sat. Starbucks solidarity informational picketing.




* Increased pay and raises

* Guaranteed hours with the option of fulltime status

* An end to understaffing

* A healthier and safer workplace

Tacoma GMB-IWW will have a informational picketline at:

Dec. 8, begining at 3:30 pm at the Starbucks at 6th and Pine and them march
down to the Starbucks at 6th and Sprangue.

Starting in New York City and then spreading to other cities, Starbucks
workers have sought to organize into a union for better conditions.
Starbucks has reacted to this by using union busting tactics that has
included firing of union workers, racism and ageism. Workers across the U.S.
and in Europe have taken up the call for solidarity by setting up
informational picketlines in front of Starbucks stores. One such picketline
in Pennsylvania has been threaten with a lawsuit by the Starbucks Licensee
HMSHost. This act of seeking to repress workers right to Free Speech must be
resisted. The Tacoma General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of
the World has set up a date for an informational picketline in solidarity
with Starbucks workers seeking to organize a union and in solidarity with
IWW members resisting an outright attack on Free Speech. We ask that all
people from the community of Tacoma and beyond join us as we join with many
workers who are standing in solidarity with the Starbucks Workers Union-IWW.

For more information: IWW Starbucks Union: http://www.starbucksunion.org

Tacoma GMB-IWW, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma, WA 98415-0464 TacIWW@iww.org


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