Starbucks workers across the country are striking today in protest of the company's treatment of employees.

Dozens of stores are affected by the walkout, which is taking place in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.

The workers are demanding higher wages, better benefits, and more job security and that is good for all workers who work at Starbucks.

This is the latest in a series of protests and actions by Starbucks employees over the past few years.

In 2015, workers staged a nationwide walkout to protest the company's decision to allow open carry of firearms in its stores.

And last year, baristas in several cities staged a one-day strike to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment claims.

It's unclear how many workers are participating in today's walkout. But it's likely that only a small fraction of the company's more than 300,000 employees are taking part.

Still, the action could put pressure on the company as it tries to fend off criticism over its treatment of workers.