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  • Starbucks employees, customers express concern over new policy: 'I can't see how this will work'

    05/21/2018 5:30:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21,2018 | Michelle Gant
    The “Third Place Policy” maintains that employees should consider anyone who enters Starbucks space, including restrooms, cafes and patios, a customer “regardless of whether they make a purchase,” the company said in a statement. In a Starbucks subreddit, people are voicing concerns that the new policy will lead to stores being filled with homeless people and drug users. One user who claims they work at a Chicago Starbucks wrote that a homeless person using the bathroom got into a fight with a customer and police requested to see the store policy before taking action. FRONTIER AIRLINES PASSENGER ARRESTED AFTER PEEING...
  • New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

    05/19/2018 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2018 2:20 PM | Joseph Pisani
    Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafés or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn’t bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers. […] The company said anyone can use its cafés, patios or restrooms without buying anything, but it noted workers should still call the police if someone is...
  • Starbucks under fire again after racial slur on coffee cup

    05/17/2018 4:12:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 17, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    The customer, whose name is Pedro, received a drink labeled “beaner” — a racial slur for Mexicans — when he visited a location Tuesday in La Cañada, news station KTLA reported.[cut] The coffee chain responded in a tweet saying that the incident was “not the welcoming experience we aim to provide.”
  • WATCH: Conservative Black Man TROLLS Starbucks; Gets Free Coffee By Simply Saying “Racism”

    04/19/2018 10:59:29 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    A Twitter user by the name of “Hotep Jesus” walked into a Starbucks store and received a FREE cup of coffee simply because he said “I heard y’all was racist”. Starbucks has taken major heat over the last few days after a viral video showed two black men being taken away by police after causing a scene at a Starbucks because they weren’t allowed to use the restroom. In response to this incident, Starbucks announced that they will close 8,000 stores for one day in May for an afternoon for race-bias training. Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on...
  • Black man demands free Starbucks coffee as ‘reparations’ — white barista immediately complies

    04/19/2018 8:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 04/19/2018 | Olaf Ekberg
    A white Starbucks barista probably violated company policy when she handed over a free coffee to a black man who demanded it in the name of race “reparations.” Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on Twitter, filmed himself going into a Starbucks store to demand a “free coffee” because they’re “racist.” __________________________________________________ Starbucks is racist — Hotep Jesus 🧠 (@VibeHi) April 15, 2018 __________________________________________________ “I heard ya’ll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee,” Sharpe says in the video to the white barista taking his order. “I saw that!” the girls responds. “I heard you...
  • Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

    04/17/2018 4:05:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP ^ | April 17, 2018 | Alexandra Olson
    Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company's longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. How could Starbucks, which once urged its employees to start conversations about race with customers, now be under fire for...
  • Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day

    04/17/2018 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day Sarah Whitten | @sarahwhit10 Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 8 Mins Ago Starbucks said Tuesday that it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. in the afternoon on May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
  • Starbucks CEO Says Coffee Managers Will Have 'Unconscious Bias' Training

    04/16/2018 11:32:21 AM PDT · by ethom · 60 replies
    Newsweek ^ | On 4/16/18 at 10:06 AM | Tracy Lee
    Starbucks coffee shop managers will have trainings for combating "unconscious bias," its CEO said Monday, after police arrested two black men at a Philadelphia branch of the chain. "I'll say the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome at our store on Thursday were reprehensible," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told ABC News on Monday. Johnson added that the incident called for "more training that we're going to do with our store managers, not only around the guidelines but training around unconscious bias." Witnesses posted a video to Twitter on Thursday of two black men escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks...
  • California’s Bad ‘Cup of Joe’

    04/06/2018 6:28:20 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 5, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    As civilization “grows more maudlin and hysterical” it tends “to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes,” argued H.L. Mencken. He added that “the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” It’s hard to argue with those points, especially in light of the latest court battle over California’s zany public-health laws. Last week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle ruled that Starbucks and other coffee retailers are in hot water because they don’t slap labels on coffee...
  • Cancer experts say coffee is safe, despite California's new warning label requirement

    03/31/2018 5:42:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | Elizabeth Llorente |
    A California court judge’s ruling ordering coffee companies to put cancer warning labels on their products is not changing the minds of scientists and health professionals who say there is no credible evidence to warrant the dramatic move. ... Many studies tying a chemical, acrylamide – which is formed when coffee beans are roasted – to cancer were conducted using animals who were given quantities much larger than a human would consume, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, told Fox News. “The substance is present in many of our foods, not just coffee,”...
  • Junk science: California calls coffee 'cancerous'; Judge Demands Starbucks carry warning labels.

    03/30/2018 7:25:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2018 | Monica Showalter
    People have been enjoying and drinking coffee for thousands of years and recent health studies suggest it's rather good for you, but now, all of a sudden, the State of California claims it has "science" to support the notion that coffee causes cancer. That's why some numbskull judge ruled that now all coffee must carry warning labels, same as dreaded, dangerous, cigarettes, warning everyone of cancer and attempting to get at least some people to stop. Can you say: 'judiciary out of control?' Associated Press reports: A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous...
  • Starbucks, other coffee sellers ordered to warn California customers of carcinogens in coffee

    03/29/2018 3:07:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Starbucks, other coffee sellers ordered to warn California customers of carcinogens in coffee pdated 21 mins ago LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A judge ruled that Starbucks and other coffee sellers in California must provide a cancer warning on their products for customers. A nonprofit group sued several companies that sell coffee, including Starbucks, coffee distributors and retailers in 2010. The lawsuit claimed those companies violated state law, which requires them to warn consumers about chemicals in the roasting process that may cause cancer. One of those chemicals is acrylamide, which is a carcinogen. Attorneys for about 90 companies said the...
  • Coffee shop under fire for refusing to serve uniformed police officers

    03/11/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 35 replies ^ | March 10, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    A California coffee shop is under fire for refusing to serve uniformed law enforcement officers, claiming it’s to protect the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”
  • Coffee Shop in Oakland Refuses to Serve Police Officers

    03/09/2018 10:28:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Sergio Quintana
    A controversy is brewing at a coffee shop in Oakland, where police officer are not welcome. The business, called Hasta Muerte Coffee, will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago. The shop is an employee-owned co-op. Workers at Hasta Muerte did not respond to requests for comment on the policy to refuse service to police officers. But on the shop’s Instagram account, there's a photo posted with text that reads in Spanish: "Talk to your neighbors, not the police." The post continues about an exchange with a uniformed police officer on Feb. 16,...
  • Union accused of tricking developer into paying ‘Coffee Boys’ $42 an hour

    03/06/2018 5:14:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Manhattan’s largest development company says it was snookered into paying union workers $42 an hour — and a lot more for overtime — just to deliver coffee at its Hudson Yards megaproject. The “Coffee Boys” were part of what Related Cos. calls a widespread scheme of “misconduct” by unions that inflated construction costs at the gleaming new mini-city by more than $100 million. While the job of coffee boy is usually filled by “the junior-most worker in a unit,” the Concrete Workers District Council assigned that role to two full-fledged union members, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed...
  • LaColombe Coffee Just Got Political

    02/12/2018 7:36:56 AM PST · by SparkyBass · 34 replies ^ | 2/7/2017 | BrandonS
    "When I turned 18, I registered to vote and according to my grandfather, that’s the day I became a politician. “If you can vote, you’re a politician,” he would say. ... The policies and the rhetoric coming out of the Trump administration no longer represent the values that I hold true. The wealthy are favored at the expense of the vast majority of working and middle-class families. Too many are denied access to basic health care. Millions of people – mostly black and brown – are preyed upon by a system that favors profit-driven mass incarceration over rehabilitation. And the...
  • California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?

    02/01/2018 10:07:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The lawsuit, first filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2010, was brought against a number of companies by a nonprofit group called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), CNN reported Wednesday. The suit alleges that chains such as Starbucks and 7-Eleven "failed to provide clear and reasonable warning" to patrons that coffee contains levels of a suspected carcinogen known as acrylamide. Acrylamide is a chemical that's often linked to cooked foods, such as French fries, baked goods and breakfast cereals. But the science on its cancer-causing potential has been mixed. ... "Acrylamide is one...
  • California may label coffee a cancer risk

    01/26/2018 12:44:43 PM PST · by detective · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 26 2018 | helly Insheiwat
    That cup of Starbucks could be declared an official cancer risk in California. It all depends on what a judge has to say after taking a hard look at Proposition 65, the "Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" passed in 1986, which requires businesses and public places to post warnings about possible cancer risks.
  • Starbucks plans pay hike, added benefits for employees

    01/24/2018 9:11:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 24, 2018 | By Seattle Times staff
    Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular January pay increase, the company is announcing Wednesday. “Everyone is getting a raise — the level they get depends on the region and the cost of living,” said spokesman Reggie Borges. Many U.S. companies have announced bonuses or wage increases since Congress last month reduced the corporate income tax to 21 percent from 35 percent. “For us the change in U.S. tax law has given us a chance to accelerate some...
  • Starbucks Lib Barista LOLz - "I'll spit in a TRUMP cup..!" (Fired)

    12/02/2017 5:57:35 PM PST · by gaijin · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 19th, 2017 | poster
    End of an Unemployment line in 22 hours..! Nice going..!