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Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway (Greedy leftists march on MLK Day)
NY Mag ^ | 1/17/11

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holiday; mlk; protest; starbucks
Civility.
1 posted on 01/18/2011 7:51:01 AM PST by Libloather
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2 posted on 01/18/2011 7:54:14 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

It takes a pipe wrench to make a cup of joe?? All I’ve seen for the most part are lilly-white employees.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 7:57:25 AM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: Libloather

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.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 7:58:55 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: brushcop
All I’ve seen for the most part are lilly-white employee

Where's the nose piercings in that pic?

5 posted on 01/18/2011 7:59:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

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.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 7:59:40 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: brushcop
It takes a pipe wrench to make a cup of joe??

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.

7 posted on 01/18/2011 8:02:18 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Quite a long-haired guy in that image. In the real world, he should wear a hair net.


8 posted on 01/18/2011 8:03:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Libloather

It’s going to be fun to watch the libtards destroy starbucks from the inside.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 8:04:08 AM PST by Mr. K ("...but Brondo has what plants crave")
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To: KarlInOhio

wait until they start asking for a bailout


10 posted on 01/18/2011 8:05:54 AM PST by Mr. K ("...but Brondo has what plants crave")
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To: ScottinVA

From "back in the day".

11 posted on 01/18/2011 8:06:22 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Libloather
The Industrial Workers of the World Starbucks Workers Union...

I had no idea that the Wobblies were still around.

12 posted on 01/18/2011 8:07:57 AM PST by K-Stater
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Exactly, I hope they all go Union, why people patronize this establishment like sheep I'll never understand, plus the schmuck sold our Sonics!
13 posted on 01/18/2011 8:09:29 AM PST by cmsgop ( I spent most of my childhood terrified that The Rhythm was going to get me.)
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To: Libloather
Every place I've ever seen MLK day offered as a holiday, they usually take back some other holiday somewhere else on the calendar. For instance, people who used to get Columbus Day off as a paid holiday now work on Columbus Day and get MLK Day instead.

At one time, both Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and George Washington's Birthday were separate holidays, celebrated on the actual days of their births. Now, we just have "President's Day".

My kid's school calendar is riddled with so many "breaks" and "special days" and "holidays" that he starts school a full month before Labor Day. Yet, the school year has just as many days in it now as it did when I went to school, and I suspect the labor-union approved calendar has just as many non-holiday days per year as it did in years past.
14 posted on 01/18/2011 8:10:17 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: jiggyboy
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.

They're like the Palestinians. They have a goal in mind (destruction) and nothing will make them happy until they get it.
15 posted on 01/18/2011 8:10:33 AM PST by youngidiot
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To: Question Liberal Authority
At one time, both Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and George Washington's Birthday were separate holidays, celebrated on the actual days of their births. Now, we just have "President's Day".

The denigration continues. Next it will morph into "Famous Persons Day" and then "Some Dead White Guys Day".

16 posted on 01/18/2011 9:27:17 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 9:29:58 AM PST by bearkat
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To: Libloather

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.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 9:57:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.

Which frankly amazes me. By now I thought the din of cries of “racist!” would have gotten them all to cave.


19 posted on 01/18/2011 9:59:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Dilbert San Diego

What happens in a lot of places is the floating holiday.

Most people take the day after Thanksgiving, blacks take MLK day.


20 posted on 01/18/2011 4:51:11 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: brushcop

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.


21 posted on 01/20/2011 4:58:56 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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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...


22 posted on 01/20/2011 10:38:48 AM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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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.


23 posted on 01/20/2011 4:01:59 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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