Case Study – Union Baristas at Starbucks

Assignment 2: Case Study—Union Baristas at Starbucks?
Writing Assignment
Read the Case: Union Baristas at Starbucks? in chapter 14 of your text book. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following:

Summarize the case and your research that relates to the case in 1-2 paragraphs.
Explain the challenges IWW might expect to face in organizing workers at Starbucks.
Describe how well you think Starbucks is defending itself against the claims of the IWW. What other responses should the company consider using?
Assume the IWW was successful in organizing unions at Starbucks, explain what changes you would expect in the way the company manages those workers.

Write a 3-page paper in Word format. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work and utilize outside resources in your response.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M4_A2. doc.
By Wednesday, March 18, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Cleary and concisely summarized the case in 1-2 paragraphs


Identified and explained in detail what challenges the IWW could face in organizing workers at Starbucks


Explained in detail how well Starbucks is defending itself against the claims of the IWW and suggested additional responses the company should consider using.


Analyzed and described what management changes Starbucks might need to make if the IWW succeeds.


Applied current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references. Supported assertions with examination of evidence by using appropriate sources. Demonstrated a thorough and complete understanding of the concepts.