Starbucks Baristas Union Drive Comes at Key Time


"Obama will strengthen the ability of workers to organize unions. He will fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Obama will ensure that his labor appointees support workers' rights and will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers. Obama will also increase the minimum wage and index it to inflation to ensure it rises every year. Ensure Freedom to Unionize: Obama believes that workers should have the freedom to choose whether to join a union without harassment or intimidation from their employers. Obama cosponsored and is strong advocate for the Employee Free Choice Act, a bipartisan effort to assure that workers can exercise their right to organize. He will continue to fight for EFCA's passage and sign it into law.....)"
Heh, the key time is in 5 months, and it will be extremely interesting times for the US.
Convert to Euros and Yen while you can.
Reply to
matt

A ridiculous time! with 600 locations closing.
never fly. Plus Starbucks treats its employees very well.
and Jack / Izzy? the problem with GM etc. ain't the unions -- it is the idiotic management
Reply to
lockjaw

You're absolutely correct. And although any serious economic analysis comes to the same conclusion, don't expect Jack to allow himself to be confused by the facts . . .
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alan

BMW reported on Friday their profits this Q down 33%. Nissan reported Friday their quarterly profits down 48%. Along with Toyota and Honda auto sector profits are glum.
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I find it hard to believe that all these companies have "idiotic management". Maybe the worst economy in about 50 years has something to do with it. Even if they were all producing hybrids at 100% plant capacity it wouldn't do any good if folks can't buy a new car. Bernie
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bernie

Certainly the "worst economy in about 50 years" has something (perhaps everything) to do with GM's current troubles. What I was referring to was what I perceived (perhaps mistakenly) to be Jacks' contention that the UAW was responsible for GM's big downturn in the 70's which turned Detroit into a ghost town. GM's inability to hold the market and subsequent inability to re-capture it had nothing to with unions. While GM was foundering, Japanese and German automakers were doing quite well --- with highly organized and very powerful labor unions. GM's troubles were management based. Now they're mangement-based and economy-based. alan
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alan

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Well "folks" can buy new cars, they just don't want 12 mpg SUVs and trucks -- VERY high profit margin vehicles! small cars, uh not so much.
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lockjaw

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