Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Prioritize Frontline Essential Workers for COVID Vaccine
    "Frontline workers and all adults 16 and older with underlying health conditions will be eligible for vaccine appointments starting April 5." https://www.opb.org/article/2021/03/26/oregon-accelerates-covid-19-vaccine-distribution/
    797 Signatures
    Created by Lauren Spinrad
  • NBCUniversal: pay the migrant workers making your products in Thailand!
    NBCUniversal finally agreed to pay up the #Kanlayanee workers stitching their Despicable Me T shirts! This is the first time migrant workers in the Mae Sot area in Thailand receive full compensation for the wage theft they fight against. Thank you for your relentless support, we love international solidarity! Without the energy and work from people and organisations all around the world, this would not have been possible. For two years a group of Burmese migrant workers were illegally paid less than a dollar an hour, were forced to work unpaid overtime, and had their holiday pay withheld at the Kanlayanee factory in Mae Sot, Thailand. In Sept 2019, the Kanlayanee workers bravely spoke out to stop the labour abuses. A few weeks later, the factory suddenly closed, leaving them with nothing. They have been fighting for justice ever since; demanding that they receive the $100.000 usd they are legally owed for making products for four major global companies: Disney, Starbucks, NBCUniversal and Tesco Lotus - เทสโก้ โลตัส. The factory owner made sure they got blacklisted as a result, leaving them unable to find alternative work. What seems like nothing to these brands, means the world for the workers. With this compensation, they can repay debts, send money to their family back home in Myanmar and rebuild their lives.
    3,841 Signatures
    Created by Mirjam van Heugten
  • Let us have visible tattoos!!!
    Starbucks announced that it has changed its dress code and will now allow employees to show non-offensive visible tattoos, as long as they are not on the face or throat, effective on Monday, October 20, 2014. I am jumping up and down and am so excited that we can now be more comfortable at work! I'm thrilled that Starbucks listened to feedback from employees like me and has updated its policy. I'm also so thankful to the thousands of baristas and supporters who joined my campaign and shared their stories about why this is important. I never thought my petition on Coworker.org would be signed by so many baristas around the world and it’s great that when we come together, we can make our company better. I’m ecstatic and going out to buy a short sleeve shirt for work right now!
    25,730 Signatures
    Created by Kristie Williams
  • Covid tests at IST Austria
    We received a response with which employees were happy.
    433 Signatures
    Created by Works Council
  • Raise Starbucks Pay to $15 an Hour
    Starbucks has released a statement that its looking to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. We won. Thank you to all baristas and non baristas who signed this campaign.
    10,299 Signatures
    Created by Jasmine Barringer
  • Get Kroger Workers Hazard Pay
    Kroger has agreed to pay workers the $2 hazard pay as demanded in this petition! http://www.tdu.org/kroger_finally_agrees_to_2_per_hour_hazard_pay
    24,575 Signatures
    Created by Elizabeth Babij
  • Trader Joe’s: Crew needs hazard pay now!
    We won, in a way. While Trader Joe's still refuses to provide hazard pay to the thousands of workers who are putting ourselves on the front lines of a global pandemic, our petition raised awareness among our coworkers of the power of collective action. It appears we also may have inspired other grocery workers to petition their companies to provide hazard pay, many of which have been successful. Sadly, Trader Joe's is hoping that maintaining an image of compassion will excuse the company from having to tangibly act with compassion. The company used the existence of this petition to lie to workers, telling them it was a trick to get people to sign their name to the union effort. That is so emphatically untrue. Telling crew that to scare them is a cut and clear Unfair Labor Practice violation. Their attempt to union-bust as we cry out for help amid a global health crisis makes it clearer than ever where corporate's priorities lie – and the work we need to do to get them to act right. Our win is not because Trader Joe's is providing its workers common sense policy, but because our fellow crewmembers are now unshakably aware that this company will refuse to do what's right if we remain quiet. We are ending this campaign at 20,000 signatures to stand as a reminder for crewmembers that we are here and we will not back down. We are ending this campaign at 20,000 signatures to remind corporate that we have broad public support and worker solidarity on our side – and we're only just getting started. Solidarity forever.
    21,417 Signatures
    Created by Trader Joe’s Union Coalition
  • No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service
    Starbucks will require all customers inside locations to wear masks starting on July 15. https://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-announces-mask-requirement-for-customers-in-locations-2020-7
    1,167 Signatures
    Created by Kitty Mork
  • Walmart: Stop Cutting Our Hours!
    After Associates delivered more than 20,000 petition signatures to dozens of stores around the country, Walmart implemented a new process for scheduling shifts. Associates from stores around the U.S. are reporting that when they clock in for a shift, a new screen asks them if they would like more hours. We're told managers are being instructed to provide Associates with more hours when requested. This is a major victory for Walmart Associates who've spent years speaking out about Walmart's scheduling practices, which left many workers without enough hours to pay their bills.
    21,651 Signatures
    Created by OUR Walmart
  • New Seasons Market Employees for COVID-19 Hazard Pay
    March 22nd - New Seasons Market workers win temporary "Thank You' pay. https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/03/new-seasons-begins-limiting-number-of-customers-inside-stores-making-overflow-wait-outside.html
    1,948 Signatures
    Created by Jordan Hoff