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Starbucks workers go on strike in Jacksonville

Corey Perrine
Florida Times-Union
From left, Mason Boykin, Alicia Permenter, Anne Brysch, Hannah Crabill and Charles Lockard stand on the picket line Monday at the Ricky Drive Starbucks.

The first unionized Starbucks store in Jacksonville went on strike Monday, delaying the store’s usual open time.

Mason Boykin, Starbucks shift supervisor and union organizer at the Ricky Drive store, said employees showed up at 4:30 a.m., their usual time to open the store by 5 a.m., and immediately began the strike.

“We never opened the doors,” Boykin said. “We’ve got a lot of partners outside, [and] we’ve had lots of community support, from some other unions and other organizations as well as customers.”

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