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September 14, 2022, 3:15 PM

Starbucks labor organizer resigns from Buffalo store

A high-profile labor organizer has resigned from Starbucks, saying the company forced her out because of her union leadership
September 14, 2022, 3:15 PM
Starbucks labor organizer resigns from Buffalo store
September 14, 2022, 12:23 AM

Starbucks espresso beverage recalled from some stores over potential metal found inside

Customers who purchased Starbucks espresso bottles from certain states are asked to return the beverage over contamination concerns.
September 14, 2022, 12:23 AM
Starbucks espresso beverage recalled over potential metal found inside
September 13, 2022, 9:24 PM

Starbucks to revamp stores to speed service, boost morale

Starbucks plans to spend $450 million next year to make its North American stores more efficient and less complex
September 13, 2022, 9:24 PM
Starbucks to revamp stores to speed service, boost morale
September 3, 2022, 11:13 AM

New York City sues Starbucks over firing of unionizing barista

New York City is suing Starbucks over allegations the coffee corporation unlawfully fired a Queens barista who had been involved in unionization efforts, a city agency announced Friday.
September 3, 2022, 11:13 AM
New York City sues Starbucks over firing of unionizing barista
September 2, 2022, 9:04 PM

New York City sues Starbucks over firing of unionizing barista

New York City is suing Starbucks over its firing of a unionizing barista.
September 2, 2022, 9:04 PM
City sues Starbucks over firing of unionizing worker
1 month ago

Labor board accuses Starbucks of pay disparity

The National Labor Relations Board says Starbucks is violating U.S. labor law by withholding pay hikes and other benefits from stores that have voted to unionize
1 month ago
Labor board files complaint against Starbucks over pay offer
1 month ago

Starbucks must reinstate fired workers, federal judge rules

A federal judge is ordering Starbucks to reinstate seven employees in Memphis, Tennessee, who were fired earlier this year after leading an effort to unionize their store
1 month ago
2 months ago

NLRB dismisses Starbucks charge against union organizers

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a charge Starbucks filed against union organizers in Phoenix
2 months ago
2 months ago

Starbucks explains decision-making process behind recent store closures announcement

Starbucks is closing 16 locations in five U.S. cities, citing safety concerns, and is working to improve its "Third Place" policy.
2 months ago
Why Starbucks says it's closing multiple locations, and what consumers need to know
3 months ago

Labor board takes Starbucks to court over alleged violations

The National Labor Relations Board is asking a federal court to order Starbucks to stop interfering with unionization efforts at its U.S. stores
3 months ago
4 months ago

Workers protest Starbucks' plan to close a unionized store

As tensions rise between Starbucks and baristas who want to unionize, the imminent closure of a store in Ithaca, New York, is taking on outsized significance
4 months ago
Workers protest Starbucks' plan to close a unionized store
4 months ago

Workers vote to become first unionized Starbucks in Alabama

Starbucks has until later this week to file objections.
4 months ago
Workers vote to become first unionized Starbucks in Alabama
4 months ago

Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

It’s become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores
4 months ago
Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining
4 months ago

Starbucks leaving Russian market, shutting 130 stores

Starbucks is pulling out of the Russian market
4 months ago
Starbucks leaving Russian market
5 months ago

Feds accuse Starbucks of unfair labor practices in Buffalo

Federal labor officials are accusing Starbucks of unfair labor practices at its stores in Buffalo, New York, including retaliation against pro-union employees
5 months ago
Feds accuse Starbucks of unfair labor practices in Buffalo
5 months ago

Feds: Starbucks engaged in unfair labor practices in Phoenix

Federal labor officials have asked a judge to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate three union activists at its Phoenix location, alleging that the coffee giant engaged in unfair labor practices practices
5 months ago
Feds: Starbucks engaged in unfair labor practices in Phoenix
5 months ago

Workers unionize at flagship Seattle Starbucks roastery

Starbucks workers at the coffee giant’s flagship roastery in Seattle have voted to form a union, the chain's latest location to form a collective bargaining unit
5 months ago
6 months ago

Starbucks halts stock buybacks as Schultz returns

Longtime Starbucks leader Howard Schultz returned to the company as interim CEO Monday
6 months ago
Starbucks halts stock buybacks as Schultz pivots to workers
6 months ago

Labor foe Schultz returns as Starbucks union effort grows

From the time he bought Starbucks in 1987 to the time he stepped down as chairman in 2018, Howard Schultz successfully fought attempts to unionize Starbucks’ U.S. stores
6 months ago
6 months ago

Howard Schultz returns to lead Starbucks on interim basis

Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is returning to lead the company on an interim basis after the coffee giant’s current CEO announced his retirement
6 months ago
Starbucks CEO to retire; founder Schultz to be interim chief
6 months ago

Starbucks commits to eliminating waste, encourages reusable mugs

Starbucks announced more goals committed to reducing waste by 50% by 2030.
6 months ago
Starbucks pledges to eliminate waste, encourages reusable mugs
6 months ago

Starbucks announces plans to stop using disposable cups

The company said it's trying to phase out disposable cups by 2025 and that it hopes all customers will be able to use their own mug or borrow a reusable one from their local store.
6 months ago
Starbucks announces plans to stop using disposable cups
7 months ago

Starbucks workers at 3 more NY stores vote to unionize

Employees at three more Starbucks stores in suburban Buffalo have voted to form unions
7 months ago
7 months ago

Arizona Starbucks becomes 1st outside New York to unionize

Employees at a Starbucks in suburban Phoenix voted Friday to form a union, becoming the first store outside New York to organize
7 months ago
Arizona Starbucks becomes 1st outside New York to unionize
8 months ago

Starbucks fires several employees who sought to unionize

Starbucks accused the employees of violating policies with “terminable” offenses, but the union seeking to organize is accusing the company of retaliation.
8 months ago
Starbucks fires several employees who sought to unionize
8 months ago

Starbucks expects price increases, citing inflation, COVID pay and staffing costs

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson addressed impacts of inflation, COVID-19 related pay and staffing costs on an earnings call this week.
8 months ago
Starbucks expects price increases, citing inflation, COVID pay and staffing costs
8 months ago

Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan it announced earlier this month
8 months ago
Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling
9 months ago

Second Starbucks store near Buffalo votes to unionize

A second Starbucks store near Buffalo, New York, has voted to unionize
9 months ago
9 months ago

Unionized Starbucks workers walk out, citing health concerns

Employees of a Starbucks store in upstate New York who voted to unionize last month have walked off the job
9 months ago
Unionized Starbucks workers walk out, citing health concerns
9 months ago

Starbucks says employees must get vaccine or test weekly

Starbucks says its U.S. workers must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID testing requirement
9 months ago
Starbucks says employees must get vaccine or test weekly
9 months ago

Starbucks vows good faith talks with 1st unionized store

Starbucks says it will negotiate in good faith with workers who’ve agreed to unionize in Buffalo, New York
9 months ago
9 months ago

Labor board certifies first union at a US Starbucks store

The National Labor Relations Board has confirmed a vote to form a union at a Starbucks store in Buffalo
9 months ago
10 months ago

Buffalo Starbucks workers vote to form chain’s 1st union in US

Rebecca Jarvis has the latest after workers at a Buffalo, New York, Starbucks voted on Thursday to form the coffee chain's first labor union in the U.S.
10 months ago
Buffalo Starbucks workers vote to form chain’s 1st union in US
10 months ago

Starbucks cafe in Buffalo votes to form coffee chain's 1st union in US

The vote count for three Starbucks outposts is taking place Thursday.
10 months ago
Starbucks cafe in Buffalo votes to form coffee chain's 1st union in US
10 months ago

Starbucks employees in New York face 1st unionization test

Three stores in the Buffalo, New York, area have voted on unionization and the NLRB is set to count votes Thursday.
10 months ago
Starbucks employees in New York face 1st unionization test
10 months ago

Starbucks fights expanding unionization effort at its stores

Starbucks is fighting an expanded effort to unionize its stores
10 months ago
10 months ago

Starbucks workers seek to unionize in New York

The efforts come as the labor movement gains new steam after the pandemic shock.
10 months ago
Starbucks workers seek to unionize in New York
1 year ago

Rare Starbucks union vote set to begin in Buffalo

Never in its 50-year history has Starbucks relied on union workers to serve up frothy lattes as its U.S. cafes
1 year ago
1 year ago

Starbucks workers will vote on union at 3 Buffalo stores

Workers at three Starbucks stores in Buffalo, New York, will hold union elections next month after winning a case before the National Labor Relations Board
1 year ago
1 year ago

Starbucks announces pay rise for workers

The coffee giant said by next summer all of its employees will make at least $15 an hour, with a 5% raise for employees who have been there for at least two years.
1 year ago
Starbucks announces pay rise for workers
1 year ago

Starbucks raising US workers' pay as union effort looms

Starbucks is raising its U.S. employees’ pay and making other changes to improve working conditions in its stores
1 year ago
1 year ago

Teen born in Starbucks reunites with barista who helped deliver him

Jonathan Celner was born at the Starbucks in Wilmette, Illinois. Griffin Baron was working as the shift manager that day on Aug. 20, 2002.
1 year ago
Teen born in Starbucks reunites with barista who helped deliver him
1 year ago

Starbucks launches reusable cup program -- here's how it works

Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee company, announced a new Borrow A Cup program to reduce single-use products.
1 year ago
Starbucks is launching a reusable cup program -- here's how it works
2 years ago

Starbucks invests $100M to support BIPOC small business

Starbucks announced it will invest $100 million to support small businesses, community development in BIPOC neighborhoods.
2 years ago
Starbucks invests $100M to support BIPOC small business
2 years ago

Pistachio lattes, honey almondmilk cold brew and other sweet new offerings at Starbucks

Starbucks introduces new beverages including a pistachio latte and honey almond milk cold brew as well as new foods to usher in 2021.
2 years ago
Starbucks introduces new beverages like pistachio lattes for 2021 winter menu
2 years ago

Starbucks offers free coffee for front-line responders during December

Starbucks will give free coffee to front-line responders and committed $100K to National Alliance on Mental Illness to support virtual mental health resources.
2 years ago
Starbucks recognizes front-line responders with free coffee all month long
2 years ago

Starbucks raising wages for baristas

Starbucks will increase wages for a majority of its staff starting next month, the company confirmed to ABC News Thursday.
2 years ago
Starbucks raising wages for baristas
2 years ago

Starbucks unveils new cups, festive menu to kick off the holiday season

Starbucks collectible, reusable cups, as well as new seasonal holiday cups and menu, are available Friday nationwide.
2 years ago
Starbucks unveils new cups, festive menu to kick off the holiday season
2 years ago

Starbucks to tie executive compensation to meeting its diversity goals

Starbucks said it would directly connect the building of inclusive and diverse teams to the pay of its executives.
2 years ago
Starbucks to tie executive compensation to its diversity goals
2 years ago

Take a sip of the new strawless lids at Starbucks

Starbucks has rolled out strawless, recyclable lids for all iced beverages in U.S. and Canada.
2 years ago
Starbucks' iced drinks will come with strawless lids in US and Canada