Labor with your coffee
Employees of Starbucks Coffee at 144th Ave. and Delaware St. hold signs outside of their store March 22 picketing to declare their intent to join the Starbucks Workers United as part of a day of action. According to organizers, workers at 100 Starbucks across the country joined in the picket, and that included locations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Superior.
Lydia Cortez, of Denver, directs fellow employees and strikers at the Starbucks at 144th and Delaware St. in Westminster March 22. Co-worker Marrissa Aquila said most of the store's 18 employees joined the picket line for a national day of action at 100 Starbucks across the country. The store closed for the day.
Employees at Starbucks Coffee at 144th Ave. and Delaware St. in Westminster joined three other Colorado Starbucks and others nationwide in strike March 22.
Marrissa Aquila, one of the strikers, said the group arrived at the location early that morning and planned to stay there until noon. Then, they planned to drive as a group into Denver to go to the National Labor Relations Board to officially join the Starbucks Workers United labor union.
Pamphlets the group distributed to those who stopped at the coffee shop's drive-through said they were seeking guaranteed hours, a cleaner store and safer and better working conditions.