Rachel Erstad, Labor Research Coordinator at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, was recently quoted in a feature by Crosscut examining unionization efforts by workers at Starbucks

Erstad sees the union drive at Starbucks as part of a generational shift in the views of unions by young workers in the United States.


“We see the labor movement being more younger people, people who may not have had the experience of having a union member directly in their family, but know that they want to come together collectively,” said Rachel Erstad.


University of Washington students have been among those Starbucks workers seeking a union (see Student Profile: In Union Drive, Brenna Nendel Brings Solidarity to Starbucks  ).


Read the full article at Crosscut here.