South Carolina: Starbucks strike in Anderson

Starbucks workers in Anderson, South Carolina, say they are staging a three-day strike. Starbucks workers’ union members said workers at the Interstate 85 and Clemson Boulevard store in Anderson would strike in solidarity with co-workers across the country. According to the organizers, the strike will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They say they join about 100 stores participating in the “Double Down Strike,” a nationwide strike against unfair labor practices (ULPs) to protest Starbucks union store closures and double down on our demands for fair treatment. Workers at more than 110 Starbucks stores and 1,000 baristas went on strike Nov. 17 in what has been dubbed the “Red Cup Rebellion.” (The video below is from August when protesters gathered at an Anderson Starbucks after demanding a union) “We’re tired of Starbucks claiming they can’t afford to give us working hours so that the company earns billions of dollars every quarter,” said Aneil Tripathi. It is time for us as workers to stand up against the company for its retaliation against union stores, including not tipping union stores, closing many union stores, and expecting that baristas work to the bone while Starbucks makes billions. The workers are asking their supporters to stand in solidarity with their efforts by not buying Starbucks gift cards until the workers get the contract they deserve.

Starbucks workers in Anderson, South Carolina, say they are staging a three-day strike.

Starbucks workers’ union members said workers at the Interstate 85 and Clemson Boulevard store in Anderson would strike in solidarity with co-workers across the country.

According to the organizers, the strike will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

They say they are joining about 100 stores participating in the “Double Down Strike,” a nationwide strike against unfair labor practices (ULPs) to protest Starbucks union store closures and double down on our demands for fair treatment.

Workers at more than 110 Starbucks stores and 1,000 baristas went on strike Nov. 17 in what has been dubbed the ‘Red Cup Rebellion.’

(The video below is from August when protesters gathered inside an Anderson Starbucks after demanding a union)

“We’re tired of Starbucks claiming they can’t afford to give us working hours when the company is making billions of dollars every quarter,” Aneil Tripathi said. “It’s time for us as workers to stand up against the company for its retaliation against union stores, including not tipping credit cards at union stores, closing many union stores and expect baristas to work to the bone while Starbucks makes billions.

The workers are asking their supporters to stand in solidarity with their efforts by not buying Starbucks gift cards until the workers get the contract they deserve.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top