The Times podcast: A labor union with your latte?
The U.S. labor movement has experienced a resurgence in recent years in sectors that historically have hired younger people. And one of the biggest battlegrounds is where you get your lattes. Today, we’re taking you to a Starbucks in Santa Cruz, where workers are demanding more from their corporate employer.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times business reporter Suhauna Hussain
Starbucks workers at Santa Cruz store file union petition, joining a national push
Did baristas lose their jobs because of COVID-19 or because they tried to unionize?
Starbucks workers vote to unionize at a store in Buffalo, N.Y.
About The Times
8:21 p.m. Feb. 15, 2022: This episode has been updated to clarify when the Starbucks store in Buffalo, N.Y., filed its union petition and who resigned at the Starbucks in Santa Cruz. We also included a response from a Starbucks spokesperson about the conditions at the Santa Cruz outlet mentioned.