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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan discussed the impacts and perceptions of recent unionization efforts at Starbucks with The New York Times, The Seattle Times, and Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Logan believes even if the direct economic impact on Starbucks is minor, the media attention and political pressure on the company could be enormous. “In terms of creating a moment for unions, if you organized 100 stores, it would be the biggest thing that happened in 50 years,” he says. “These are the kinds of people who can take this and run with it. It could be in Knoxville and Arizona just as easily as in San Francisco and Manhattan.”

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