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Starbucks employees at Eastview Mall join union fight holding ‘sip in’ on Labor Day

More than two dozen food service workers and other union supports held a ‘sip in’ at the Starbucks kiosk at the Eastview Mall on Monday.

Many Starbucks employees want to form a union in an effort to get better working condition, as well as more representation.

“I know what it’s like to feel alienated by a boss,” local cafe worker Ray Ray Mitrano told News10NBC. “I’ve had many food service jobs in the past. The current one I have actually was the result of a union organizing campaign that the boss actually left the bakery, and the workers took it over, and formed a worker-owned cooperative.”

Sip In events are gaining popularity among groups working toward unionizing. Starbucks has been accused of union-busting, including shutting down stores.

Starbucks declined to comment on the Victor sip in, or others held across the U.S.



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