Starbucks Red Cup Day Strike Sign


Starbucks workers in Houston participate in nationwide strike on ‘Red Cup Day’

Posted on · A supervisor at the Starbucks location in the Texas Medical Center described promotions such as Red Cup Day as "horrible" for employees, saying stores are not adequately staffed and some customers end up being negatively impacted. The location is one of three in the Houston area to join a company-wide movement to unionize.

Papa John's


Papa John’s employee trying to unionize Houston store suspended for stealing by franchisee

Posted on · Harrison Martin, a 19-year-old cook at the Papa John's location at 2620 S. Shepherd Dr., was suspended by management two days after filing a petition to form a union with the National Labor Relations Board. DCT Texas, his employer, says he was punished for stealing food and not because of the petition.

Houston Matters

State and federal environmental agencies in conflict over renewal permits for ITC (July 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The company responsible for a major chemical fire in 2019 is seeking an operating permit for a Pasadena facility. We learn why the state and the federal government have different opinions on the matter.