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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

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.
Bangs Ambulance will move forward with the unionization process after members of the company voted Oct. 9 to form the union. 

Bangs Ambulance moves forward with unionization process

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Bangs Ambulance will move forward with the unionization process after members of the company voted Oct. 9 to form the union. 
Editorial: Unionization of local workers is a cause for celebration

Editorial: Unionization of local workers is a cause for celebration

By The Ithacan April 15, 2022
We must applaud our community’s efforts within the City of Ithaca to actualize utopian ideas.
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.
From left, Megan Graham and Sarah Grunberg, members of the  contingent faculty union, speak at a news conference March 9.

Commentary: College’s action against contingent faculty impacts students

By Erin Francisco, Megan Graham, and Sarah Grunberg April 19, 2017
By firing these three professors, the administration has communicated once again that it does not have the best interests of students in mind.
Assistant professor Megan Graham speaks during a silent protest March 2 outside the Emerson Suites. Graham writes about the three professors in the faculty union at the helm of a labor lawsuit alleging that the college fired them for their participation in the faculty union.

Commentary: Labor lawsuit against college remains active

By Megan Graham April 5, 2017
Never knowing if we will be brought back from one year to another makes it hard to plan our lives and fully support our students and our families.
From left, John Longtin, an SEIU representative, and Pete Jones, the administration’s lawyer, sign a union  contract March 26. The union is asking the college to adopt a law that would give faculty paid family leave.

Editorial: More progress lies ahead with contingent faculty

March 29, 2017
It’s clear that dragging out negotiations with the current administration beyond the grueling 17-month process would have accomplished little more.
Lecturer Tom Schneller is a member of the contingent faculty union and writes about the  difficulties the union has had in negotiations with the Ithaca College Bargaining Committee.

Commentary: What it’s like to negotiate with IC administration

By Tom Schneller March 22, 2017
Instead of seriously engaging with our proposals, our leadership has tried to clamp down on the prospect of progress at IC through intimidation.
Open Letter: College expresses support for free speech

Open Letter: College expresses support for free speech

By Ithaca College March 8, 2017
To reiterate, there is nothing in the letter that is intended to limit free speech or is contrary to existing policies at Ithaca College.
College bargaining committee provides update on negotiations

College bargaining committee provides update on negotiations

By Ithaca College Bargaining Committee February 28, 2017
On February 24, the college made a proposal to the part-time unit to increase compensation by 14.3% over four years.
Cornell graduate student union supports IC contingent faculty

Cornell graduate student union supports IC contingent faculty

We recognize that all labor actions by our colleagues and professors at Ithaca College are actions against the corporatization of higher education in the US.
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