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Riot Cops Detain IWW Starbucks Workers Union Supporters in Train at Mall of America
by tcsbuxunion (tcsbuxunion [at]
Tuesday Sep 23rd, 2008 12:42 AM
IWW Starbucks Workers Union supporters are sealed into a train by riot cops en route to the first union Starbucks in Minnesota, and the first union shop in the Mall of America.
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Baristas at the Mall of America Starbucks joined the Starbucks Workers Union in July 2008. Starbucks fired Barista Erik Forman in an effort to stymie the union drive. Through a campaign of direct action, legal pressure, and media advocacy, we won Erik's job back. On August 31st, the IWW held a rally to celebrate the union victory. After the rally, union supporters accompanied Erik Forman to his first shift back at the Mall of America. Things did not go as planned.
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by go IWW Tuesday Sep 23rd, 2008 2:03 PM
an after-the-confrontation interview at

related pics at

and there's a good photo of riot cops at train station at /

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