The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar

Fridell, Gavin

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  20/01/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18651

After six years of intense battles, two strikes, a hunger strike, and four legal sentences for anti-union activities, Starbucks reluctantly agreed to sign a collective agreement with unionized workers in Chile in May 2015. This was a huge concession for the world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.

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