This is the second in a two-part series on organizing at Starbucks by Nick Driedger. In this installment, he looks at the Industrial Workers of the World campaign in the US and Canada from 2004-2017.
In this two-part series, Nick Driedger takes a look at previous attempts to organize Starbucks. This installment covers the Canadian Auto Workers’ campaign on the lower mainland of British Columbia, 1996-2007.
Nick Driedger argues that red-baiting is overemphasized in the standard histories of the United Electrical Workers’ decline.
Nick Driedger looks back at three storied examples of worker militancy from the 1930s, noting the often overlooked years of underground organizing that made that possible
Nick Driedger argues two provocative points: that “the purpose of labor law is to condition non-militant unions into existence” and that “union contracts are a way of creating a tiered labor law for different parts of the workforce.”