A record number of workers are trying to form labor unions, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Corporate America is alarmed.
"We've been ready to bargain since day one," said one union leader, "but now we're operating together on a national level to make sure all of our voices are heard, together."
"Their goal is to retaliate against and punish union stores," said Starbucks Workers United.
"This was an outrageous union-busting campaign by Amazon and we're demanding the company come to the table to bargain," said an attorney for the Amazon Labor Union.
"Our worker-led union ensures that we are protected and properly compensated—on our terms," explained a crew member at the Hadley store.
“Everyone wins when we’re safer.”
"This victory shows the growing demand for unions at Apple stores and different industries across our nation," said the head of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
"Howard Schultz and Starbucks are getting creamed in union vote after union vote."
"This is a major victory," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat. "It's time for Starbucks to pay fair wages and treat every worker with dignity and respect."