The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar

Fridell, Gavin
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/20/the-battle-to-unionize-starbucks-in-chile-an-interview-with-andres-giordano-salazar/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
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 world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.