starbucks employees News

Social Issue Investors Pressuring Employers on Pay Equity and Paid Leave Policies

Investors focused on social issues are finding that trickle-down diversity doesn’t work. For years, they surmised that having enough women on boards and in senior management would produce fairer policies. Now investors are changing tactics, saying it’s not enough and …

Starbucks in China Provides Health Cover for Workers’ Parents

Starbucks Corp. will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people to treat conditions such as cancer, heart disease and …

Starbucks Sued for Firing Dwarf from Barista Job

The U.S. government is suing Starbucks, saying the coffee company fired a barista in El Paso, Texas because she is a dwarf. When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks denied the request …