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GALLERY: Strikers on their 60th day on Comm. Ave.

Union workers and volunteers held a strike on the Starbucks at 874 Commonwealth Avenue for 64 days before agreeing to return to work on Sept. 19. The strikers maintained their stakeout in front of the store day and night. On day 60, Sept. 15, strikers and supporters picketed with signs and chants. 

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Protesters forming a picket line outside the Starbucks on 874 Commonwealth Avenue. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Spencer Costigan, an active unionizer and a Starbucks worker of more than two and a half years from the Brookline branch, helped initiate the strike. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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A protester holding a sign that says, “No contract, No coffee!” CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Wanted posters of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stuck across the windows of the 874 Commonwealth Ave. Starbucks. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Protesters and spectators gathered in front of the Starbucks. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Costigan leading chants while a Boston Police officer looks on the scene. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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A protester holding a sign reading, “Solidarity, now available iced.” CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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An attendee standing in front of signs posted on the fence of Starbucks. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Commonwealth Avenue in between Amory Street and Saint Paul Street was lined with protesters and spectators on Sept 15. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Boston Police officers at the scene of the rally. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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A protester holding a sign that reads, “Union busting is disgusting.” CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Protesters circling in front of Starbucks. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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A protester holding a sign at the strike. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF
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Costigan talking to a Boston 25 News cameraman. CLARE ONG/DFP STAFF

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