Re-open the College Ave Starbucks!

Re-open the College Ave Starbucks!

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August 16, 2022
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Started by evan sunshine

Starbucks closed the College Ave store in Ithaca, NY on June 10th in blatant retaliation against its workers for unionizing and going on strike. Because the store was unionized, the workers went into bargaining over the effects of the closure. The company only gave them one week’s notice of the closure, allowing only a single week of bargaining while they still had their jobs. A single week became 8 weeks of an unemployment limbo, now back to work at the other two stores in Ithaca but missing their home store.

The workers from College Ave are well aware of the significance of the closure on the college students in the area. Students have been sympathetic toward the labor movement of which the workers at College Ave have taken part, knowing that the closure was one of Starbucks' scorched-earth union-busting tactics meant to silence and disperse. And it doesn't feel great to not have a Starbucks at which you can get your morning espresso, we understand.

That's why we want to stress to Starbucks the community support for the workers' movement and push for the company to re-open the College Ave location with recognition of the union. Please support our cause.

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