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  • Starbucks fires barista working through paramedic school who heroically subdued robbers after getting pistol-whipped

    01/26/2024 10:56:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/26/2024 | Selim Algar
    He got iced. Starbucks fired a barista who was toiling to pay for paramedic school after he helped subdue two robbers who pistol-whipped him. Michael Harrison, 20, told The Post he was manning the drive-thru last month when two masked men entered his downtown St. Louis location around noon and told everyone to get on the ground. With one of the invaders waving what appeared to be a gun, the roughly ten employees and one customer present got on their stomachs in terror. Many of them, the aspiring EMT said, were crying in fear.
  • People camped outside Target, then trampled each other just to get their hands on a Stanley Valentine's cup

    01/04/2024 11:43:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | January 4, 2024 | Staff
    Are we okay? I mean as a society. Like, are we good? Cuz this whole Stanley cup thing is getting a little out of hand. Stanley just released a Valentine's Day edition of their extremely popular insulated cup and people went absolutely nuts over it. The special edition cup, which, like all Stanley cups, keeps your beverage either hot or cold and can apparently survive a fire, cost a whopping $45, and is now going for upwards of $200 on eBay. Not joking. Although the holiday is over a month away, the double-wall vacuum-insulated tumblers priced at $45 have sold...
  • People camped outside Target, then trampled each other just to get their hands on a Stanley Valentine's cup

    01/04/2024 11:42:31 AM PST · by Red Badger
    Not The Bee ^ | January 4, 2024 | Staff
    Trunp challenged forty-four minutes after nomination petitions were filed for the March 19, 2024 Illinois Primary Election
  • Feds say Starbucks illegally closed 6 L.A. area stores

    12/15/2023 7:07:29 AM PST · by Salman · 69 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | Dec 14, 2023 | Cameron Kiszla
    Six Los Angeles County Starbucks stores may soon reopen after the National Labor Relations Board said the coffee franchise closed about two dozen locations to halt union momentum. As reported in the New York Times, a regional NLRB office determined that 23 U.S. stores were closed “because its employees engaged in union activities or to discourage employees from doing so.” At least seven of those stores had unionized, the Times added, though the company said none of the Los Angeles locations were unionized. ...
  • Starbucks faces walkout at hundreds of US stores

    11/16/2023 8:54:28 AM PST · by Salman · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 2023-11-15 | Michelle Fleury
    The union representing thousands of Starbucks workers in the US is staging a walkout on one of the coffee chain's busiest days of the year. The action comes amid a bitter fight between Starbucks and Starbucks Workers United, which started organising workers at the company in 2021. The two sides are fighting over pay, scheduling and other issues. Roughly 200 stores are expected to be affected by the 16 November work stoppage. Barista Michelle Eisen, one of the union's leaders, said the company could afford to "do better by its workers". The protest is the second to coincide with Starbucks'...
  • Starbucks union plans largest-ever strike for Red Cup Day

    11/14/2023 11:30:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    The union representing thousands of Starbucks workers has said it will launch its “largest strike ever” on Thursday amid the coffee chain’s annual Red Cup Day. Starbucks Workers United said in a press release on Monday that it is demanding the company bargain over staffing and scheduling issues and turn off mobile ordering on promotion days like Red Cup Day. The yearly event, during which Starbucks gives away free reusable holiday cups, is the company’s “biggest sales event of the season” and “one of the most infamously hard, understaffed days for the baristas that work them,” according to the union....
  • Starbucks Workers To Begin Placing Yellow Star Sticker On Jewish Customers' Cups

    11/13/2023 2:26:08 PM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 11/13/2023 | Babylon Bee
    SEATTLE, WA — In an effort to smooth things over with the Jewish community after baristas voiced support for Hamas, coffee giant Starbucks has begun to give Jewish customers a little something extra by placing a yellow star sticker on their coffee cups. "We value our Jewish customers and want everyone to know exactly who they are," said Starbucks spokesperson Dan Spivey. "We don't want any of our customers to feel alienated or discriminated against, so we're placing these yellow stars on the cups of our Jewish customers to make sure they are fully recognized." Jewish groups had called for...
  • Starbucks plans massive expansion by 2030 despite other stores’ declining footprint

    11/06/2023 5:11:11 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 39 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Nov. 06, 2023 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Starbucks is planning to add 17,000 stores by 2030, going against a trend where many other retailers are closing down locations. The plan also involves cutting $3 billion in costs over a three-year span, according to CNBC. The announcement, which was unveiled Thursday, is part of former CEO Howard Schultz’s broader reinvention strategy for the company.
  • Pro-Gaza activist hurls dozens of LIVE MICE painted in Palestinian flag colours into a Birmingham McDonald's leaving customers screaming - 'because the chain supports Israel'

    10/31/2023 2:38:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/23 | Dan Woodland, Eirian Jane Prosser
    This is the shocking moment a pro-Palestine activist let dozens of mice douse in red, green, white and black paint, were let loose in a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, terrifying customers. Footage shared on social media showed a man holding to fake number plates that read 'PAIISTN' and 'Free Palestine' as he arrived in his car at the chain's Star City restaurant yesterday. The man, wearing a Palestinian flag around his head, then opens the boot of his car and grabs the huge box of rodents, before walking into the fast food restaurant and flinging the Palestinian-flag coloured mice on...
  • Starbucks Barista’s ‘Secret Note’ on Cup to Help Young Woman Sparks Heated Debate: ‘What Are Men Supposed to Do?’

    10/18/2023 11:37:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 114 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 18, 2023
    A Starbucks barista’s secret note on a cup to a young female customer offering to “intervene” after a man started talking to her has generated heated debate online. Texas woman Brandy Selim Roberson first shared the story in a viral Facebook post last year. She praised the employee for stepping in when her 18-year-old daughter was approached by a man she didn’t know while studying by herself at a Corpus Christi location. The message on the cup read, “Are you okay? Do you want us to intervene? If you do, take the lid off the cup.” SNIP Author Rachel Wilson...
  • Starbucks threatens to sue workers' union after it voiced support for Hamas' terrorist attacks

    10/17/2023 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 16, 2023 | Candace Hathaway
    Starbucks is threatening to take legal action against a workers' union representing nearly 9,000 of its employees after it voiced support for Hamas' terrorist attacks on Israel, the Washington Free Beacon reported Sunday. Following the massacre of 1,300 Israelis, Starbucks Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, wrote Tuesday in a now-deleted post on X, "Solidarity with Palestine!" The union, representing 340 Starbucks locations in the country, also "liked" a post by one of its members that read, "Once again, free Palestine." The union's support of Hamas' attacks prompted Republican Senator Rick Scott to call for a...
  • Starbucks Union Backed By Prominent Dems Claims ‘Solidarity With Palestine’ After Hamas Terror Attack

    10/11/2023 8:48:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/10/23 | Tim Pearce
    Now Live — The Daily Wire Election Night 2022 Menu Daily Wire Logo Close Read Listen Watch Discuss Shop Search LoginJoin NEWS Starbucks Union Backed By Prominent Dems Claims ‘Solidarity With Palestine’ After Hamas Terror Attack By Tim Pearce Oct 10, 2023 DailyWire.com FacebookTwitterMail Great Neck, N.Y.: A woman holds up a sign as she joins other protestors in a rally against what they perceive to be union busting tactics, outside a Starbucks in Great Neck, New York, demanding the reinstatement of a former employee on August 15, 2022. (Photo by Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images) Thomas A....
  • Starbucks to close 7 San Francisco locations in coming weeks

    Starbucks is shuttering seven of its downtown San Francisco locations over the next several weeks, the company confirmed to SFGATE. “Each year as a standard course of business, we evaluate the store portfolio to determine where we can best meet our community and customers’ needs. This includes opening new locations, identifying stores in need of investment or renovation, exploring locations where an alternative format is needed and, in some instances, re-evaluating our footprint,” Starbucks spokesperson Sam Jefferies said in a statement. Employees at the seven stores were notified Tuesday that the locations are closing, Jefferies said. All affected employees will...
  • Citing sustainability, Starbucks wants to overhaul its iconic cup. Will customers go along?

    09/15/2023 11:42:27 AM PDT · by algore · 46 replies
    Bethany Patton steps up to the counter and places her pink mug into a shoebox-sized dishwasher. It spins. It whirs. Water splashes inside. After 90 seconds, the door opens and steam emerges. A barista grabs the mug, dries it and prepares Patton’s order — a 16-ounce Starbucks double espresso on ice. For bringing her own cup, Patton gets $1 off her drink. “Saving the environment is important and all, but I probably come here more in knowing that I’m going to get a dollar off,” says Patton, 27, a cancer researcher at Arizona State University. Two friends who came on...
  • Starbucks' former CEO Howard Schultz quits company' board after he was branded a 'distraction' over anti-unionization ranks in Congress

    09/14/2023 5:42:55 PM PDT · by algore · 19 replies
    Veteran Starbucks boss Howard Schultz is stepping down from the company's board after 40 years with the company, with sources saying he realized he has become a 'distraction' for the coffee giant. Schultz, 70, bought the company from co-founders Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl and Gordon Bowker in the early 1980s, a decade after it was launched in Seattle. Schultz pushed the company to become the world's largest coffeehouse chain, serving three stints as chairman and CEO. He retired in 2000, then returned in 2008; stepped down in 2017, and came back as interim CEO from 2022 to March 2023. But...
  • STARBUCKS ILLEGALLY CLOSED UNIONIZED ITHACA STORE, JUDGE RULES (huh?)

    07/08/2023 6:31:18 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 49 replies
    Tag 24 ^ | 7/7/23 | Kaitlyn Kennedy
    Ithaca, New York - Starbucks broke US law when it closed a unionized store in Ithaca, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled on Thursday. Administrative law judge Arthur Amchan ruled that Starbucks closed its College Avenue café, located near the Cornell University campus, "in large part to discourage unionization efforts in Ithaca and elsewhere." The coffee chain announced it was shutting down the College Avenue store just two months after all three of its locations in Ithaca voted to unionize. This year, the company said it would close the other two stores as well. Amchan called for Starbucks...
  • Biden Israeli Whistleblower Gal Luft: 'I May Have To Live On The Run For the Rest of My Life'

    07/07/2023 8:34:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 07/07/2023 | Debra Heine
    Dr. Gal Luft, the Israeli whistleblower who has been on the run since April, detailed his bribery allegations against the Biden family in an extraordinary new video obtained by the New York Post. As American Greatness previously reported, Luft was arrested on weapon trafficking and other charges in Cyprus last February and disappeared after he was let out on bail. After his arrest, the former Israeli army officer tweeted that the Biden administration was out to “bury” him.The Biden Department of Justice had Luft, the founder and executive director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS),...
  • It's Ma'am Just Happened Again! This Time At Starbucks!

    07/04/2023 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    TheQuartering ^ | July 4, 2023 | TheQuartering
    It's Ma'am Just Happened Again! This Time At Starbucks! Start the video at 1:20 Tranny has meltdown at Starbucks and gets his comeuppance! Tranny and his friend have been harassing Starbucks in the area and the employees have had enough.
  • Starbucks staff hold major walkout across the US and shut down stores amid fury at the company banning them from hoisting flags for Pride

    06/25/2023 9:47:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 132 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 25, 2023 | Hope Sloop
    More than 3,500 Starbucks workers across the country have shut down 150 stores over stalled contract negotiations and the alleged removing of Pride Month décor. In Los Angeles, a group of unionized workers protested outside their Cypress Park store while wearing rainbow clothing and holding signs. 'Starbucks has taken down Pride flags in most stores and I feel a bit lied to as a place that wants you to express yourself and it encourages inclusivity,' said one employee. The employee, who identified herself as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, said she sees the removal of the décor as a...
  • More than 150 Starbucks stores with 3,500 workers are set to go on stike 'over treatment of LGBTQ employees' - after union claimed execs ordered them to take down Pride flags

    06/23/2023 8:51:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 23, 2023 | Kamal Sultan
    More than 150 Starbucks stores with 3,500 workers are set to go on strike next week after a union representing the baristas claimed the company ordered them to take down Pride decorations. The Starbucks Workers United union previously accused the coffee giant of caving into backlash and failing 'to materially support the LGBTQ+ community' earlier this month. It said executives had 'banned' stores from displaying rainbow flags and decorations halfway through Pride Month. Starbucks strongly denied the allegations and hit out at the 'false information that is being spread'. But the union, which represents over 41,000 workers across more than...