Thursday, March 9, 2006
Eric Fink over at Reports from Poisonville has the scoop on a significant, and surprising, labor victory by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) on behalf of Starbuck workers in New York City.
Corporate coffee giant Starbucks has agreed to settle charges of unfair labor practices brought by the IWW, which represents Starbucks workers seeking union recognition. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Starbucks must rehire and pay a total of $2000 in back wages to workers who were fired during the union organizing campaign, rescind disciplinary action taken against other workers involved in the organizing drive, and cease and desist from its anti-union practices.
Can't say that I predicted that one.