Fast Food Workers Announce California Union

Crowd of people wearing purple and holding a UNION sign.

Earlier this month, hundreds of fast food workers gathered in Los Angeles to launch the California Fast Food Workers Union (CAFFWU), the first-ever statewide fast food workers union. The California Fast Food Workers Union will fight for racial and economic justice for the half a million fast food workers in this state as part of… Read more →

Waffle House Workers Launch National Demands

Waffle House workers’ demands are simple: A workplace based on respect, dignity, and fair pay for everyone. The in-store violence that many people hear about in the news or watch on viral TikTok videos is real. And for many workers, the only safety training is a workplace poster that basically says, Don’t be a hero,… Read more →

Fast-food Workers Win $20 and a Seat at the Table

Fast-food workers in California won next-level worker power to wrap up the California legislative session. The path has been cleared for California to create the nation’s first Fast Food Council where 550,000 workers will have a seat at the statewide decision-making table alongside giant fast-food corporations. In addition, fast-food workers will now have a $20… Read more →

Good Airports Start With Good Jobs

Record heat scorched the country this summer, and when temperatures hit triple digits at America’s airports, the tarmac made it feel close to 120 degrees. And because airport service workers do not have easy access to water, baggage handlers and cabin cleaners are forced to work in extreme conditions that get worse every year, sometimes… Read more →

Starbucks Workers and Allies Take the Fight to the CEO

Thousands of Starbucks employees and allies raised their voices and their lattes in the biggest Day of Action yet. Over 1,700 customers and allies in 47 states, across 592 stores and 11 college campuses joined workers in solidarity to demand that Starbucks stop union-busting and live up to their supposedly progressive ideals. All year, thousands… Read more →

Solidarity Summer is Here

Individuals on Strike outside the Starbucks strike bus.

Over 3,000 Starbucks workers at 150+ stores across the country went on strike in June. Thousands of hotel workers went back on strike in Los Angeles, and the writers’ strike has been going on for months. Now, SAG-AFTRA is striking too until their demands are met. The jobs are different but many of the issues… Read more →

Starbucks Workers #StrikeWithPride!

A group of individuals on Strike.

Across the country, Starbucks workers went on STRIKE! Managers had been tearing down Pride flags in Starbucks stores – and that’s just the latest in their string of attacks on LGBTQIA+ workers. Tell Starbucks today to stop silencing queer workers! Ever since we began our fight for union rights, Starbucks has been coming down hard… Read more →

Workers Rights Are Trans and Queer Rights

A Starbucks Workers United graphic reading 'Workers Rights are Trans and Queer Rights'

This Pride Month, Starbucks will “look the part”. They will claim to be “progressive” and “pro-LGBTQ+”, but Starbucks workers know the truth. They’ve seen firsthand how Starbucks has silenced trans and queer workers just for speaking out about their working conditions. Workers will not be intimidated – join us in telling Starbucks to stop silencing… Read more →

It’s Time to Demand a Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Senator Sanders stands outside the Capitol

Can you believe the U.S. federal minimum wage is still just $7.25/hr? And it’s been this way for almost 15 YEARS! NO ONE can live off this poverty wage. It’s a disgrace to hardworking people struggling to put food on the table and working two, or even three, jobs to keep a roof over their… Read more →