Skip to comments.Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway (Greedy leftists march on MLK Day)
Posted on 01/18/2011 7:50:59 AM PST by Libloather
Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway
1/17/11 at 7:11 PM
For most of us, Martin Luther King Jr. day is considered a holiday. But not for Starbucks workers, who up until this year didn't receive holiday pay for working on MLK Day. The Industrial Workers of the World Starbucks Workers Union spent three years lobbying to get Starbucks employees time and a half on the holiday and this year they got what they wanted.
And as is often the case, the company was loathe to give the union any credit in adding Martin Luther King Jr. Day to the list of company-approved holidays. Actually, said spokesperson Stacey Krum, in November we announced we were adding M.L.K. Day as a holiday. It is one of the most requested by our partners.
But just because the union got their way on MLK Day didn't mean that they were about to give up the fight.
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It takes a pipe wrench to make a cup of joe?? All I’ve seen for the most part are lilly-white employees.
And that is why you can never think that you’re done with leftists. Anything they take, or have given to them, is theirs because it was already owed to them. Then they simply start demanding the next thing that is their “right” to have.
Where's the nose piercings in that pic?
Correction please. Most workers do not get Martin Luther King’s birthday as a paid holiday or day off. It hasn’t caught on in the private sector as much as the supporters of the holiday had hoped.
No, that's for beating up scabs, Republicans and anyone who doesn't sign the union card.
I didn't realize that Starbucks had become part of the government. After all, the only people I've seen getting it as a holiday were government employees.
Quite a long-haired guy in that image. In the real world, he should wear a hair net.
It’s going to be fun to watch the libtards destroy starbucks from the inside.
wait until they start asking for a bailout
From "back in the day".
I had no idea that the Wobblies were still around.
The denigration continues. Next it will morph into "Famous Persons Day" and then "Some Dead White Guys Day".
That’s true. I was at work all day yesterday at a small law firm and I didn’t get holiday pay. This story made me really angry.
About a year and a half ago Michael Medved did an amazing interview on his talk show. His guest was a kid with an Ivy League education who was working as a barista in a New York area Starbucks. He was also an organizer working actively to organize Starbucks under the IWW. To improve his pay and crappy working conditions, yadda yadda. Instead of using his IVY LEAGUE EDUCATION to go out and find a REAL job! Medved was incredulous.
Correction please. Most workers do not get Martin Luther Kings birthday as a paid holiday or day off. It hasnt caught on in the private sector as much as the supporters of the holiday had hoped.
Which frankly amazes me. By now I thought the din of cries of “racist!” would have gotten them all to cave.
What happens in a lot of places is the floating holiday.
Most people take the day after Thanksgiving, blacks take MLK day.
never spend my money there however I have been in with a friend while they get their expensive overpriced coffee and the people working there are always lily white, scruffy looking young kids.
I think on a post I gave the impression that I frequent Starbucks but my comment was only based on observation, when I pass by one or notice them in open places like Barnes and Nobles. I’ve only seen lilly-white employees for the most part, the scruffy young kids as you say.
My son-in-law bought me a regular coffee at a Starbucks once (I had a hard time finding “just coffee”). I couldn’t get over the price but then again, I was weaned on Navy coffee and ol’ coffee pots in LE stations, now that can get pretty STOUT.
Anyway, he was just being kind and wanted to treat me as he doesn’t frequent them either, although I noticed that he could interpret the menu and had to translate it for me...
LOL no impression was given but I do agree with you also on the price, trying to get a normal coffee instead of this flavour crap, mocha, pocha, cappo , toppa bal bal bla crap.
Overpriced, crap coffee where you have to make it yourself with the sugar and cream.
I’ll take dunki donuts anytime.