A power play offers incentives for workers who don't support unionizing.
And so we ask . . .
WILL THE BARISTA WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE??? OR TAKE THE FAST CASH?!?!
Here's a peek at the sitch . . .
The coffee giant will not offer the enhanced benefits to workers at the roughly 50 company-owned cafes that have voted to unionize. Such changes at unionized stores would have to come through bargaining, Starbucks said.
“So, partners will receive these pay, benefits and store-improvement investments at all U.S. company-operated stores where Starbucks has the right to unilaterally make these changes,” the company said in a statement. “However, at stores where workers have union representation, federal law requires good faith bargaining over wages, benefits and working conditions which prohibits Starbucks from making or announcing unilateral changes.”
In total, Starbucks plans to spend $1 billion on wage hikes, improved training and store innovation during fiscal 2022, which ends in the fall.
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Starbucks said it will hike wages for tenured workers and double training for new employees as the company and its CEO, Howard Schultz, seek to beat back the union push from its baristas. However, the coffee giant will not offer the enhanced benefits to workers at the roughly 50 company-owned cafes that have voted to unionize.
Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz has a message for workers interested in unionizing: If you do, you could miss out on higher wages.
hen Starbucks management came for Sean Andrews, it didn't surprise him, exactly. Tensions were already running high in the Denver coffee shop where he worked. A few days prior, Andrews' fellow baristas had walked off the job in a six-hour strike.
Interim Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, facing growing union efforts nationwide, promised Tuesday to up his investment in employees. Schultz, who has been traveling around the country to better understand and address employee complaints, is allocating $1 billion throughout the fiscal year to enhance pay, modernized training, and collaboration as well as store innovation, according to the company.
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