This is interesting
A question about planned store closings
There've been some stories about Bux closing some locations. I think "crime risk" is given as the reason. What are the chances there's a back office analysis that identified some or all of the locations to be closed as high likelihood of... — read more
New CEO steps in early
Starbucks Corp. said it handed the reins of the world’s largest coffee chain to its incoming chief executive officer, Laxman Narasimhan. The Seattle-based company said that interim CEO and longtime leader Howard Schultz exited the role Monday... — read more
BREAKING: The NLRB ruled today that Starbucks illegally fired and mistreated 35 union workers in Buffalo and Rochester. As part of the punishment, billionaire CEO Howard Schultz must record a video in which he reads workers their rights.
I asked ChatGPT to write an ode to our management!
This is what I've got in return... The transformation that Starbucks has undergone in recent years has left a profound impression on me. I am amazed by the exceptional business execution skills of the executive team, which have been integral to... — read more
Starbucks Organizing Map
Starbucks Union Workers Have a Holiday Wish: Don't Buy Starbucks Gift Cards
As part of the day of action, SBWU baristas are asking supporters to refrain from buying Starbucks gift cards this holiday season and show up to work stoppages and demonstrations instead. Like many gift recipients, they’ll accept cash... — read more
Starbucks Layoffs 2023
This thread is for info about potential Starbucks layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
For Starbucks workers and their student loan debt.
"But the fight is far from over, and the stakes are higher than ever...." https://www.highereducationinquirer.org/2022/10/i-went-on-strike-to-cancel-my-student.html
Let's see how devious management can get...https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/26/starbucks-says-it-wants-union-bargaining-to-begin.html
Another New Orleans location is closing on October 3
I'm less and less surprised when I see another announcement of a closing store. The management is determined to alienate not just its employees but also a good chunk of its customers. I can guarantee you that this will come back to bite them in the... — read more
More closures for safety reasons (read:union-busting)
I’ll just leave this here: The union representing Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) employees at about 200 of its cafes said on Tuesday the coffee chain closed two locations in retaliation for organizing activities there, though the company cited business... — read more
Starbucks earnings beat Wall Street estimates because they're too cheap to treat employees well
This is bull ex------t
This is union busting, nothing else. Some stores are collateral damage, but this is what it is. I really hope those at the top pay for these dirty tactics. They should be ashamed of themselves if they had any conscience, but we all know they don't... — read more
Starbucks closing some stores in Puget Sound area, across nation
Starbucks announced Monday that it was closing some stores in western Washington and across the nation due to safety concerns. The coffee giant plans to close 16 stores in total, five of which will be in Seattle and one in Everett, at the end of... — read more
Pathetic EVP & General Counsel
Executive vice president and general counsel was fired! She took home more than $5.3 million in compensation in 2021 and will receive $7.1 million in severance. wtf?
There are now 150 unionized Starbucks stores!
Now that we've crossed into hundreds within six months, let's add another digit to that number within the next six months!
This is despicable
Ithaca Starbucks workers claim store closing because of union efforts ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – Workers at the College Avenue Starbucks location in Ithaca said they were “blindsided” by the company’s decision to close the store at the end of this... — read more
Starbucks accused of more than 200 labor violations by the National Labor Relations Board
Starbucks’ labor relations woes continue after the Buffalo regional director of the National Labor Relations Board on Friday issued 33 charges of unfair labor practices that included 200+ alleged violations of the National Labor Relations... — read more
In case somebody missed it
EXCLUSIVE: In a leaked video call, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz begged managers to increase their union busting. The billionaire CEO blasted unionizing, hourly employees as “so-called workers” and “some outside force that’s going to dictate or... — read more
How Starbucks Workers Won in Mesa
Seattle Starbucks location unanimously votes in favor of unionizing, a first in the company’s hometown https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/22/seattle-starbucks-union-vote-passes-unanimously-in-the-companys-hometown.html
Finally, we're closing in Russia
I was nervous that once again Starbucks would choose money over the moral thing to do. I'm happy that I was proven wrong. I don't think our closing will do much in itself, but at least I know I'm not working for a company that is profiting from and... — read more
Starbucks Union Organizing Spreads to 54 Stores in 19 States
I'm not okay with this
I can get behind not asking people to get vaccinated, it's their choice as misguided as it may be in my opinion. But not asking them to submit weekly tests is another matter. Some of us live with high-risk individuals who depend on us to be safe and... — read more
Union Victory in Buffalo
"Starbucks workers form their 1st union in the U.S. in a big win for labor" https://www.npr.org/2021/12/09/1062150045/starbucks-first-union-buffalo-new-york
"Union push widens at Starbucks"
"Unionizing efforts by Starbucks employees now stretch to Arizona, with one location in Mesa, Ariz., considering organizing, per The Wall Street Journal. Stores in Orlando and Chicago could follow. The growing movement comes on the heels of a... — read more
What did you get let go for?
I want to hear your stories. Me, I got the axe when some punk kids on bicycles stole our tip jar from the drive-thru window. I jumped out the window, headset on, chased them down, got the tip jar back and took one of the kids bikes and told him... — read more
Union organizing (Starbucks Workers United)
"After workers at three Starbucks stores in Buffalo, New York, petitioned for a vote on whether to unionize, the company has told the National Labor Relations Board that all 450 workers in the city should be allowed to vote, according to a memo... — read more
I've heard they might me announcing more closings soon, how true is that?
The end of Starbucks as we know it?
My first job was at Starbucks so I’m a little nostalgic about closing 300 coffee shops across Canada. I just wonder what the end results of the transformation strategy will be, which includes adding drive thru locations and expansion of delivery... — read more
Now that I have left Starbucks, I am reading news about the pay increase: Starting Dec. 14, baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants will receive a pay increase of at least 10% if they were hired before Sept. 24, according to an internal... — read more
Tech : layoffs at Starbucks lead to criticism of AMLO
More Starbucks stores to be closed
Why is it so quiet here? Is there any guess as to which Starbucks locations could be impacted by the plan for the company to close an additional hundred U.S. locations? > ... — read more
Customers are coming back?
Hello Starbucks colleagues! I just read an article which says that customers are returning to our coffee shops quicker than expected. Unfortunately, I just don’t see any significant increase of their visits to the shop where I work. Is the... — read more
Both of my daughters work for Starbucks and were offered the severance packages. One of them is mostly safe because we only have 1 SBUX where we live, but my other daughter runs a Denver store. She denied both packages and decided to take her... — read more
Layoffs at Starbucks
There are many partners at the Crosby, TX Starbucks being laid off. We are being offered 2 severance packages to choose from. However, 5 new ppl were just hired.
Any layoffs in IT
If yes, who will be affected