The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar
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 worlds largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.