The Shame of Uvalde

What happened there was a ‘systemic failure.’ But what do we mean by that?

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Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks

Jaz Brisack became a barista for the same reasons that talented young people have long chosen their career paths: a mix of idealism and ambition.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #careers-and-professions, #collective-bargaining, #content-type-personal-profile, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #rhodes-scholarship, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Howard Schultz: Starbucks Is Battling for the ‘Hearts and Minds’ of Workers

Mr. Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks, discussed the challenges he’s faced since returning to lead the company as it faces rising worker discontent and China’s ever-increasing role in global business.

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Why Union Efforts at Starbucks Have Spread Further Than at Amazon

Why has the union campaign spread so much further at the coffee chain than at the e-commerce giant?

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #wages-and-salaries, #warehouses, #workplace-environment

Starbucks Plans Wage Increases That Won’t Apply to Unionized Workers

The initiative was announced as labor organizers have won initial votes at more than 50 stores, including several this week.

#collective-bargaining, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #schultz-howard-d, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workers-united

The Revolt of the College-Educated Working Class

Since the Great Recession, the college-educated have taken more frontline jobs at companies like Starbucks and Amazon. Now they’re helping to unionize them.

#amazon-com-inc, #careers-and-professions, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #recreational-equipment-inc, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Amazon vs. the Union

The company and its new union share the same problem.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #warehouses

Starbucks Workers at 3 More Buffalo-Area Stores Vote to Unionize

The ballots were counted amid a growing nationwide campaign among the chain’s employees.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #starbucks-corporation, #workers-united

Food Companies, Long Symbols of the West in Russia, Pause Operations

After years of cultivating the Russian market, McDonald’s, Starbucks, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola said they would temporarily close locations or stop selling products there.

#coca-cola-company, #fast-food-industry, #kempczinski-chris, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pepsico-inc, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #soft-drinks, #starbucks-corporation, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Starbucks Is Moving to Oust Workers in Buffalo, Union Supporters Say

Some employees who back unionization efforts have been told they must increase their work availability or leave. The company cites scheduling issues.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #working-hours

Starbucks Workers in Mesa, Ariz., Vote for Union

The victory was the union’s first outside Buffalo and appeared to underscore its momentum in organizing company employees across the country.

#coffeehouses, #fast-food-industry, #labor-and-jobs, #mesa-ariz, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #wages-and-salaries

Starbucks Workers in the New York City Area Seek to Unionize

Four stores are joining a nationwide effort, buoyed by successes in Buffalo.

#coffeehouses, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workers-united

How to Fix Child Care Before the Next Pandemic Wave

January was awful for parents and caregivers. We can do better.

#amazon-com-inc, #child-care, #cnbc, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #education-pre-school, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #starbucks-corporation, #vaccination-and-immunization

Workers at REI Store in Manhattan Seek to Form Retailer’s Only Union

In filing for a union election, employees of the outdoor equipment retailer cited safety during the pandemic, among other concerns.

#labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #recreational-equipment-inc, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail, #starbucks-corporation

The Long Road to Successful Covid Vaccines

The road to successful vaccines; mask distribution; Starbucks; Build Back Better; Trump’s call to Georgia; leaving the G.O.P.; a football fan’s plea.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #masks, #national-football-league, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #senate, #starbucks-corporation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Unionizing Starbucks, Inspired by Bernie Sanders

The liberal workers the company has long attracted are expanding a union campaign to other cities after a landmark victory in Buffalo.

#coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #sanders-bernard, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-economy, #workers-united

Union Wins Vote at Second Buffalo-Area Starbucks

A second store could add potency to the economic pressure, such as a work stoppage, that winning a contract often requires.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #workers-united

Buffalo Starbucks Workers Vote for Union at 1 Store

The coffee chain’s executives sought to persuade workers to reject the union in an election campaign that began in late August. Workers at a second store voted not to unionize and the result at a third outlet was not clear.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation

Starbucks Wants Union Vote Delayed in Buffalo

The move, and a visit by the company’s former chief executive days before the scheduled start of balloting at three Buffalo-area stores, reflect the stakes.

#buffalo-ny, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #schultz-howard-d, #service-employees-international-union, #starbucks-corporation

As Starbucks Workers Seek a Union, Company Officials Converge on Stores

A push in the Buffalo area could produce the first union at company-owned stores in the U.S. But backers say moves by management are having a chilling effect.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries

Retailers Rethink Pandemic-Battered Manhattan

Starbucks has closed more than 40 stores, while adding mobile-order pickup counters in others. Other chains like Sonic are taking advantage of vacancies to establish themselves in New York.

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Why You Might Not Be Returning to the Office Until Next Year

After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.

#airbnb, #american-airlines, #bank-of-america-corporation, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #intel-corporation, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #morgan-stanley, #national-public-radio, #paid-time-off, #starbucks-corporation, #uber-technologies-inc, #workplace-environment

Starbucks Workers in Buffalo Seek Union Vote

The organizing campaign, if successful, could upend the company’s labor model. Employees say chronic understaffing has long caused frustration.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workers-united, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Can the Black Rifle Coffee Company Become the Starbucks of the Right?

The company doubled its sales last year by leaning into America’s culture war. It’s also trying to distance itself from some of its new customers.

#coffee, #firearms, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #salt-lake-city-utah, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Starbucks, Flush With Customers, Is Running Low on Ingredients

At locations across the country, there have been complaints about shortages of key ingredients for popular drinks, breakfast foods and even cups, lids and straws.

#coffee, #coffeehouses, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fast-food-industry, #johnson-kevin-r, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shortages, #starbucks-corporation

C.E.O. Pay Remains Stratospheric, Even at Companies Battered by Pandemic

While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.

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Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon are among the companies offering the government assistance with logistics and operations.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inslee-jay, #microsoft-corp, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

Meet the New C.D.C. Director: Walmart

Why are big corporations requiring masks when many states still do not?

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #sams-club, #starbucks-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc

Starbucks Barista Gets $65,000 in Donations After Customer’s Mask Complaint

A woman who was not wearing a mask griped on Facebook about the barista, who had tried to explain company policy. Her post unexpectedly led to an outpouring of money for the worker.

#amber-lynn-gilles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lenin-gutierrez, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #san-diego-calif, #social-media, #starbucks-corporation

Corporate America’s Black Lives Matter Pledges Fall Short

It’s time for companies to move beyond mere tweets and hire more black employees at every level.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #corporations, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #ring-inc, #snap-inc, #starbucks-corporation, #twitter, #united-states

Starbucks Will Allow Employees to Wear Black Lives Matter Apparel

In announcing the reversal, the coffee chain also said it would make 250,000 Black Lives Matter shirts for baristas who wanted them.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #boycotts, #labor-and-jobs, #starbucks-corporation, #workplace-environment

Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.

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Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure

As business restrictions are lifted, employees have moved from advocating workplace safeguards to making sure the measures aren’t removed too soon.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #fedex-corporation, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #starbucks-corporation, #strikes, #target-corporation, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #whole-foods-market-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

First Quarter Earnings Were Terrible, But Executives Offer Some Hope

While the pandemic has made it hard to offer forecasts, some corporate leaders said things might be getting a little better — or at least no worse.

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