Ithaca is the first and only town in America where 100% of Starbucks workers are unionized.
On Friday, May 5, Starbucks announced that they’re permanently shutting down the remaining two Ithaca Starbucks stores. The company made this announcement after the National Labor Relations Board began prosecuting Starbucks for closing down the College Avenue store in Ithaca.
Yet Starbucks continues to profit in Ithaca by selling its coffee through Cornell Dining.
We need your help to tell Cornell Dining that selling union-busting coffee is unacceptable.
Please call this number (610) 547-1450 starting at 2 PM EST TODAY to tell Cornell to end their contract with Starbucks.
Here is the script:
“Hello, this is ——-,
I’m a (Cornell student, supporter, community member). I am calling to voice my support of today’s student action to demand Cornell Dining end its contract with Starbucks Coffee due to the company’s egregious union-busting in Ithaca.
Cornell needs to listen to the voices of its student body, and end all relations with Starbucks on campus. We support the student’s demand that Cornell publicly release the terms of Cornell’s contract with Starbucks, and commit to collaborating with student advocates to select and implement a new, ethical, campus-wide coffee vendor by the Fall 2023 semester.
Thank you for listening.