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Wobbly Barista Isis Saenz Fired by Starbucks For Union Activity

Sister Worker Isis Saenz was fired today by Starbucks for participating in a protest Thursday evening against the company's union-busting [http://starbucksunion.org/node/1094].

The company claims that Isis acted inappropriately towards Regional Director Jim McDermott at the protest.  Isis's principled stand for the right to join a union free of coercion apparently didn't comport with Starbucks' "guiding principles"

As in the case of Daniel Gross, Starbucks has fired an IWW barista for engaging in a union protest.  Clearly, Starbucks is attacking the heart of the SWU's Direct Action strategy. 

This crude maneuver must not stand.  In the coming days, IWW baristas will issue a global call to action on behalf of Isis and the four other fired union baristas.