Friday, December 10, 2021

About Wings and Unionized Starbucks

There never seems to be any shortage of jokes about Buffalo, New York. The folks who live there mostly take the teasing good-naturedly. 

Well, now this oft-maligned city -- heretofore best known as the place that originated Buffalo Wings -- has come up with another first: it's the location of the first unionized Starbucks.

The nascent organization is called Starbucks Workers United and was birthed under the auspices of the Service Employees International Union.

As as proud Union member -- and a frequent Starbucks patron -- I'm happy to welcome this first. And I sincerely hope it's the first of many.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

Bulldog is a member of UFCW Local no. 1625

© 2021 Ben Lawrence Basile  

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