“If you’re not local, you may not get why this is shocking. The College Ave location may be the single most prime property in all of Upstate NY. Over 15,000 pedestrians cross it every day. There’s no way it isn’t profitable. This looks like union busting,” was posted, as #ShameOnStarbucks was trending on Saturday evening.

Here is a story that illustrates the concept of permanent revolution class– no matter what you give some people- or create for them, they want a will quickly want a revolution from what they said they used to want.

Some Starbucks employees are crying, War! over the closing a newly unionized Starbucks, where workers are not happy to be given perks and over $15 hours, they want more. Or perhaps they really just love the idea of having something to fight about.

Consider how the lefty Baristas of Starbucks are having a revolution and forming Unions- they are forcing at least one business site to close- for their newest utopian dreams of being revolutionaries.

And this is why Americans should roundly reject the left and all of their many revolutions- and never give them any power. Because America is about stability not the chaos of ever-changing rights and responsibilities- and nonsense revolutions.

“Permanent revolution is the strategy of a revolutionary class pursuing its own interests independently and without compromise or alliance with opposing sections of society. As a term within Marxist theory, it was first coined by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as early as 1850, but since then it has been used to refer to different concepts by different theorists, most notably Leon Trotsky,” the Wiki page says.

Typically, revolutions take the form of organized movements aimed at effecting change—economic change, technological change, political change, or social change. The people who start revolutions have determined the institutions currently in place in society have failed or no longer serve their intended purpose.

So now- leftist baristas are revolting against woke Starbucks- and unionizing- as the company is almost begging them to stop.

Considering the following article from Bloomberg, it is interesting to note that the business media group still hasn’t figured how much they love the permanent revolution class- who cost businesses trillions of dollars of loss – to their bottom lines, or how much respect to give to the concept of free-market capitalism- which built America in the first place.

Author Josh Eildeson is a labor writer- which means he sides with the revolutionaries.

“Until December, none of Starbucks’ roughly 9,000 corporate-run US coffee shops were unionized—owing in part to the company’s aggressive resistance to organizing, but also to the relatively strong pay and benefits that give Schultz so much pride. (By August, all US employees will be guaranteed a minimum wage of $15 an hour.) Now workers at more than 60 locations in 17 states have voted to join Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, following the lead and advice of first-mover baristas in Buffalo. Employees at about 175 more Starbucks have petitioned the federal government for votes of their own,” Eildeson reported.

Front his article:

Although this hardly represents the majority of the company’s stores, and none of the workers have negotiated a contract yet, the steady drip has transformed the idea of winning a union vote at a Starbucks from seemingly impossible to almost inevitable. As of May 10, only eight stores have called an election and then voted to reject the union. Successful votes have taken place from coast to coast, including in deep-red states as well as at a flagship megacafe in Seattle. Employees attempting to organize at Amazon, Apple, Verizon, and elsewhere cite these successes as an inspiration. “We’re going to spread just like the Starbucks movement,” Christian Smalls, a fired Amazon.com Inc. worker who led the successful union vote at his old workplace in New York City, said on CNBC the same day as Schultz’s speech in April. The baristas’ rebellion is acting as a beacon for workers and a warning for executives: If it can happen at the Starbucks on the corner, it can happen anywhere.

As with Smalls at Amazon, the Starbucks organizers have succeeded mainly by mentoring one another. “It’s the ultimate group project,” says Michelle Eisen, a Starbucks barista in Buffalo who’s coached baristas at other stores from Kentucky to Hawaii. “Everybody has to pull their weight.” Baristas from Boston, Buffalo, and Seattle have trained more than 80 co-workers across the US on how to mentor colleagues at other stores. Richard Bensinger, a Workers United organizer, is helping to steer the campaign at the national level but says he generally keeps his mouth shut in those trainings, if he’s even there. “They don’t need to hear from me,” he says.

Why Starbucks? Dozens of baristas across eight states say the reality of the green apron falls short of the picture Schultz paints, and short of US workers’ rising expectations. Fifteen dollars an hour is decent money in some parts of the country, but it’s still less than half what it costs to support one adult and one child in a city such as Seattle, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator. Even before the pandemic, Starbucks stores were understaffed. Covid-19 exacerbated that and added major health risks, as corporate failed to account for staff shortages, provide employees with high-quality masks, or reinstitute its mask mandate once a new variant came along. The newly unionized employees are demanding stronger job protections, deeper staffing, and higher pay that also accounts for inflation. If staffing issues mean one of them has to do double the work for a shift, they say, that person should get paid double, too.

“Workers United is a business,” he said. “This business is not a cause, a movement.” The company has said repeatedly that it complies with labor laws and has strenuously denied allegations that it’s attempting to squelch the union illegally by targeting activists or threatening retribution. It did, however, create a website telling workers that under a union contract “some things you value now might go away.”

And yet- the revolution goes on, because the permanent revolution class has been coddled for far too long in the United States- and as families, taxpayers and workers are struggling to pay for gas to drive back and forth from their grown activities- it is the perfect time for Starbucks to tell works to grow up. The word Utopia in the dictionary between Unicorn and- Go get a job!

Kari Donovan

Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.

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  • Outside MANAGEMENT, most starbucks employees ARE NOT CAREER but LEARNING to show up, do the job ENTRY LEVEL job.

    MINIMUM WAGE is NOT designed to support a family.

      • I didn’t believe that my brother was really receiving money part time on-line.. their sister’s roommate has been doing this less than nine months and recently repaid the mortgage on their mini mansion and about themselves a Land Rover Defender.
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  • When unions take hold over businesses the cost of the businesses goods and services goes up and the quality of those goods and services goes down… but Karl Marx and Frederic Engels never mentioned that.

  • No more Starbucks for this guy. Want nothing to do with your lousy union. Way to ruin a good thing.

    • Over priced burned recycled Seattle sewer water. UUUGH 1 cup at Opry Land, Ryman Theater store. NEVER again. almost puked in the fish pond.

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  • I didn’t believe that my brother was really receiving money part time on-line.. their sister’s roommate has been doing this less than nine months and recently repaid the mortgage on their mini mansion and about themselves a Land Rover Defender. I went here.. xurl.es/cashincome

  • LOL wtf cares . These snowflake pussies are stupid and lazy and don’t deserve $8.00 an hr. GIVE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME (for free) is their woke cry. If all star bucks were to close we’d be better off. FUCK THEM ALL retro active abortions need to be preformed on all of them

  • IF pouring rancid coffee made with over-cooked charcoal is your lifes goal, then YOU NEED A UNION.

    On the other hand…

    IF you want to hit the top of the heap……

    yeah, get away as fast as possible!

    There are reasons vehicles built in NON-UNION Factories run better and last longer with fewer ‘factory defects’…

  • You can unionize, but you can’t force a business owner to stay open and lose money because you did. Also, if Starbucks wages can’t support a single mom and child, then maybe that single mom shouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place and secondly, if she did, then maybe she should be looking to the father to support his child and not Starbucks. Third, if the wages aren’t enough to support you, then it’s your responsibility to find a better paying job. That’s what people used to do before we brainwashed a whole generation into an entitlement mentality.

  • Here’s an idea … close down all Starbucks locations! No more overpriced, overrated, foo-foo coffee!

  • I am guessing that most people in the US can do without the overpriced cup of coffee from Starbucks and won’t miss it at all. Personally I have a nice Hamilton Coffee maker at home that will do both a carafe or a single cup as I so chose and it doesn’t cost me almost $10 per cup. Yes, Starbucks is good when I am out and about but it is not necessary to me and millions of others. So think about that Barista when you want more than what is being offered and some smooth talking union organizer talks you into joining the cause. Realize capitalism works both ways, it rewards those doing good but doesn’t on those that demand to much for something that is not worth the price.

  • Unions have lost their true purpose. They are nothing more than a bunch of extortionists. The unions would rather go on strike and put a company out of business then give in. No company is going to pay workers $15.00 an hour to serve coffee. Unions can’t promise their workers anything, If the company doesn’t want to give, they are not going to give. Perfect example, years ago on Long Island, Pinter trucking. Union members won themselves a big national contract. Pinter Trucking couldn’t pay it. Workers went on strike. Union to it’s members, stay out, stay out, we have them beat. The union members had Pinter beat alright, they had Pinter beat so bad, that Pinter put a lock on the door and went out of business. All those drivers lost their jobs.

  • I used to go to starbucks years ago but once I heard they were not supporting the troops I just stopped going. Now between being woke anti 2A liberals and the unions, Never again!

  • The cute foam pine tree floating on top is from a hacked up chunk of spit. So leave your Trump MAGA T shirt at home!!

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