We did our first Starbucks Solidarity table outside the Starbucks on Olive Way Wednesday night, and it went great! Five SDSA comrades came out to talk to community members about the Starbucks unionization efforts spreading across the country like wildfire .
It was one of the easiest tabling experiences I’ve ever had. People are stoked about Starbucks workers taking on a corporate juggernaut, and disgusted by the company’s brutal union busting campaign. The first person I talked to was a worker from Crossroads on Broadway, where she and her coworkers just won their union! People not only stopped to talk when we approached them, but several even walked up to us to ask what they could do to help. In a little over an hour, we collected over 40 signatures for our Solidarity Pledge, put up posters around the neighborhood, and had some excellent conversations.
If you’ve never tabled before, or are nervous about talking to people on the street, this is a great campaign to shake off those fears. People are very friendly and receptive!
Alejandro C. says: “It’s super fun!”
Dane N. says: “One thing Starbucks corporate doesn’t have is volunteers willing to show up in solidarity with workers on a weekday evening!”
Keep an eye on the SDSA calendar for upcoming Starbucks Solidarity events, such as: