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Labor Advocates Rally for Fired Starbucks Union Organizer in Great Neck Plaza | Long Island Press

August 16, 2022 Chants of “Rehire Joselyn!” rang loud Aug. 15 outside of Starbucks on Great Neck Road in Great Neck Plaza, from where former shift supervisor Joselyn Chuquillanqui was fired a few weeks earlier.

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'Starbucks fired me for being three minutes late' | BBC

August 15, 2022 Joselyn Chuquillanqui had worked for Starbucks for nearly seven years when the company fired her last month.

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The Fight to Unionize Starbucks in NYC is Heating Up | Hell Gate

August 1, 2022 “On June 30, we won our union election. On July 5, they fired me,” former Starbucks barista Austin Locke said late last month. We were standing under the subway tracks in Astoria, a few yards away from the store on 31st Street and Ditmars Boulevard where he had worked for three of his six years at the company.

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Farmingville Starbucks becomes latest LI store to unionize | Long Island Business News

July 26, 2022 Employees at a Starbucks store in Farmingville have voted to unionize. The workers at the store on North Ocean Avenue voted 13-1 to join the growing Starbucks Workers United labor organization, according to a statement from the union. 

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NYC labor unions demand reinstatement of fired Starbucks organizer | Liberation News

July 23, 2022 On July 22, over a hundred workers, community members and labor activists rallied in front of the Starbucks at Ditmars Blvd and 31st Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York City to protest the wrongful termination of Austin Locke, a worker who was recently fired by the coffee chain for union activity.

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Ditmars Boulevard Starbucks celebrates becoming second Queens store to unionize | QNS

July 1, 2022 The Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street Starbucks recently voted to unionize, making it the second Queens location to do so. Workers voted seven to four in favor of unionizing with Starbucks Workers United (SBWU). The total number of unionized stores is 176 and growing.

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Why Starbucks Workers Had To Wait Six Months To Get Help From The US Labor Board | New York Focus

May 17, 2022 Buffalo workers were the first to unionize - but labor law went unenforced during their elections.

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New York's nail salon workers have spent years feeling silenced. They're ready to fight back | 19th News

May 16, 2022 Nail salon workers are still fighting to get paid minimum wage, and that may mean banding together to overhaul the entire industry.

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The year workers said 'no' | Business Insider

May 15, 2022 The year workers said "no" to what they viewed as low wages and poor conditions began last April when Americans walked off the job in an ...

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Starbucks Baristas Are Unionizing, and Even Howard Schultz Can’t Make Them Stop | Bloomberg

May 12, 2022 The return of the company’s longtime CEO hasn’t slowed the workers, who are inspiring activists at Amazon and showing the extent of labor’s new power.

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A Starbucks union worker who met with President Biden called it 'a really proud moment.' Her employer was 'deeply concerned' no company rep was invited | Business Insider

May 11, 2022 Last week, six union organizers met with the Labor Secretary, Vice President, and President at the White House. One of them was Laura Garza, a Starbucks partner at the Chelsea roastery in New York City.

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Starbucks’ union battle is getting aggressive and expensive, and Wall Street is backing away | CNBC

April 21, 2022 Starbucks risks its long-held reputation as a progressive company the longer it battles union efforts.

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Workers at Nanuet Starbucks file a petition to unionize | News 12 Hudson Valley

April 20, 2022 A Starbucks in Nanuet has become part of a growing list of locations nationwide pushing to unionize.

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Flagship New York City Starbucks votes to unionize | NY1

April 4, 2022 Starbucks’ flagship store in New York City, a “Reserve Roastery” located in Chelsea, has officially voted to unionize, making it the first Starbucks in the city to do so and the tenth store nationwide.

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May 3, 2022: TWO WINS, ONE CHALLENGE – VOTE COUNTS FOR GREAT NECK, MASSAPEQUA & CEASAR’S BAY (BROOKLYN)

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April 29, 2022: UNION WIN AT ASTOR PLACE (NYC) – STARBUCKS IN FARMINGVILLE (LI) FILES UNION PETITION

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April 14, 2022: FOUR MORE STARBUCKS IN DOWNSTATE NY FILE FOR UNION ELECTIONS – QUEENS, BROOKLYN, NASSAU & 1st SHOP IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

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April 1, 2022: STARBUCKS UNION WINS AT NYC’S ROASTERY
Flagship location a massive victory for Starbucks Workers United

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March 22, 2022: STARBUCKS UNION FILES COMPLAINTS W/ NLRB – RALLY SET FOR FRIDAY
Attorney General Tish James will join worker speakout and rally at the Roastery

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March 18, 2022: STARBUCKS UNION LAUNCHES IN QUEENS – ASTORIA STORE FIRST TO FILE
More than 145 stores have filed nationally, Queens electeds pledge support

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February 10, 2022: STARBUCKS UNION CAMPAIGN HITS NYC & LI
72 total shops have filed nationally, 76 NY electeds pledge support

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