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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: The college sets a positive example by supporting local businesses

Editorial: The college sets a positive example by supporting local businesses

By The Ithacan September 6, 2023
Cornell University has announced that it will end its partnership with Starbucks when their contract is up in 2025. This decision means the college will no longer serve products from the coffee chain on campus.
Since 2022, Starbucks employees across New York State have fought for unionization and better working conditions. An official from Starbucks stated that the unions did not cause the closures, but some employees do not believe this statement. 

Starbucks closures in Ithaca fuel union-busting claims

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer June 24, 2023
Closures of the last two Starbucks locations in Ithaca on May 26 have fueled ongoing claims of union-busting tactics and mistreatment by Starbucks.
Starbucks workers across New York State are complaining of continued retaliation and coercion by management in an attempt to stop unionization efforts, resulting in lawsuits against the company.

Starbucks unions continue to fight anti-union efforts in court

By Aubren Villasenor, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
Starbucks workers across New York State are complaining of continued retaliation and coercion by management in an attempt to stop unionization efforts, resulting in lawsuits against the company.
From left, Brian Murray, Benjamin South and Scout Coker are workers at Cornells College Ave. Starbucks who led a strike after a grease trap failed and the manager refused to close the store.

Cornell’s Starbucks workers strike after grease trap failure

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 20, 2022
After experiencing understaffing and sanitation issues, and getting little help from management, the workers at Cornell's Starbucks went on strike.
Ithacas Starbucks workers celebrate their victories as a member of the National Labor Relations Board counts the ballots of their union vote via Zoom.

Ithaca’s Starbucks workers become unionized across entire city

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 9, 2022
Ithaca has become the first city to have all of its Starbucks locations unionized, after three nearly unanimous votes that were counted April 8.
Editorial: Importance of unionization needs to be recognized

Editorial: Importance of unionization needs to be recognized

By The Ithacan February 16, 2022
In the age of pestilence, death and sorrow, the most serious danger arises not from the loss of human life but the loss of what makes us human.
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