As the world’s largest coffee company announced plans to close 27 stores statewide, several baristas in the Twin Cities announced plans of their own to fight back. Those plans begin with forming a union. ”We are not the first Starbucks workers to take this step, and we will not be the last,” said Erik Forman, a former barista at the first-floor Mall of America Starbucks and member of the Starbucks Workers Union (SWU). ”Even at Starbucks workers can come together and make the kind of changes we need to see in this country.” Click here to read more

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