Statement of UAW President Ray Curry in Support for Starbucks Workers Efforts to Join Workers United – SEIU and Have a Voice in their Workplace

Detroit – “It is not easy to stand up to your employer and demand a collective bargaining seat at the table for your workplace conditions, pay and benefits. That is why I support and encourage the brave baristas at Starbucks locations who are standing up for their voice in their working conditions.

There are over 1 million UAW members and retirees and their families who benefited greatly from having the right to bargain at their workplace and we want the same rights for hard working Americans in all sectors of our economy. The organizing efforts of Starbucks baristas inspire and encourage all of us to stand up in solidarity and support each other in having a voice and fairness in our working life. UAW members are proud to support Starbucks baristas in their effort.”