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  • Starbucks Pushes to Create Jobs

    10/05/2011 11:13:49 AM PDT · by throwback · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2011 | JULIE JARGON
    Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz, who has been on a mission to cut the national debt and boost job creation, has pledged to donate at least $100,000 of profits annually from two Starbucks stores in low-income areas to boost jobs in those communities. Profits from Starbucks stores in the Harlem section of Manhattan and the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles will go toward two community organizations that work to improve education and job training for young adults in those areas. High-school students in those neighborhoods also will receive barista training at the Starbucks shops. "We can't wait for Washington....
  • Starbucks to Begin Collecting Donations to Stimulate U.S. Job Growth

    10/04/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 19 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 10/03/11 | AP
    Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe. Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks will begin collecting donations of $5 or more from customers to stimulate U.S. job growth through its “Jobs for USA” program. The Seattle-based coffee chain is collaborating with the Opportunity Finance Network, a nonprofit that works with nearly 200 community development financial institutions to provide loans to small businesses and community groups. Starbucks says 100 percent of the donations will go toward loans for firms and organizations that can add jobs or stem job...
  • Starbucks CEO Calls for Bold Statement Against Obama, Congress

    09/03/2011 9:57:04 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 14 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Christopher Santarelli
    ACTIONS speak louder than words. Let's see if Schultz stands firm or rejects his own rhetoric going forward.

    08/29/2011 1:47:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies
    starbucks ^ | 8-29-11
    Gee, deceptive advertising? This is her 40 years ago and it was touched up before photoshop was invented
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz No Campaign Contributions

    08/24/2011 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Wurlitzer · 12 replies
    FOX News Neil Cavuto | 8/24/2011 | Neil Cavuto FOX
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on today's Neil Cavuto show states he is unsatisfied with politicians ability to run the country and wants all corporations to withhold campaign contributions to both parties. Already many companies have decided to withhold their contributions.
  • Fired dwarf settles with Starbucks for $75K

    08/20/2011 10:11:42 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 22 replies ^ | Aug. 19, 2011 | staff
    Starbucks has settled a suit for $75,000 with a woman who claimed she was fired because she is a dwarf. According to Reuters, Elsa Sallard, a barista at a store in El Paso, TX, requested a stool or small stepladder to do her job. Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day in 2009. The company said she could have been a danger to employees and customers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the lawsuit in May, said after three days of training, the store should have made a reasonable accommodation for the woman. Robert Canino,...
  • Barista with Dwarfism Settles Lawsuit with Starbucks

    08/18/2011 3:28:07 PM PDT · by RetroSexual · 16 replies
    KLTV ^ | Aug, 18, 2011 | Stephanie Frazier
    EL PASO, Texas — Starbucks Coffee Company has agreed to pay $75,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged Starbucks Coffee Company with unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to a barista with dwarfism at one of its El Paso stores and firing her because of her disability.
  • Starbucks chief calls on CEOs to stop political donations, create jobs

    08/16/2011 4:55:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    Reuters via ChicagoTribune ^ | August 15, 2011 | staff reporter
    ...In his letter Monday, Schultz invited executives to join him in a "pledge to withhold any further campaign contributions to the president and all members of Congress until a fair, bipartisan deal is reached that sets our nation on stronger long-term fiscal footing."...
  • Starbucks CEO: Don't donate to pols (Big Obama supporter)

    08/15/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/2011 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The CEO of Starbucks is urging fellow business leaders to join him in getting Washington’s attention by refusing to give money to political campaigns until there is a serious plan to rein in deficits. “I am asking that all of us forgo political contributions until the Congress and the president return to Washington and deliver a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people,” Howard Schultz wrote Sunday in an email to business honchos obtained by POLITICO. Schultz called on CEOs and other corporate executives to “voice your perspective publicly,” and he has done the same in...
  • Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations

    08/15/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 15, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Full title: Panic In DC As Starbucks' Schultz Calls For CEO Boycott Of Campaign Donations, Urges Americans To Go On Strike Against Their Politicians In today's most underreported news of the day, which could potentially have the biggest impact on the future of America, none other than America's CEOs, or at least one of them: Starbucks' Howard Schultz, has mass blasted an email to fellow CEOs asking for a consensual boycott on donating to political campaigns in order to encourage the nation's muppets, elsewhere idiotically called "leaders", to solve America's budget and debt impasse. Bloomberg quotes from the CEO's e-mail...
  • Starbucks pulling plug on laptop users?

    08/05/2011 4:01:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 42 replies ^ | 8-4-11 | George Mathis
    Starbucks is well-known for coffee, but laptop users love their juice — electrical juice. Now, a rumor is floating amongst the Interwebs that New York City Starbucks locations are replacing electrical sockets with blank faceplates, effectively pulling the plug on laptop (ab)users plagued with poor battery performance. The Seattle-based caffeine pusher did not immediately return a request for comment. I can see the need to DC AC hogs, but I know a lot of folks, including some of my favorite reporters I never see anymore, use Starbucks as a transient office. Starbucks Gossip provides the following jolt: If you are...
  • Who was terror plot mastermind? (MN Somalis)

    06/18/2011 8:57:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 6/18/11 | ALLIE SHAH and JAMES WALSH
    Nearly three years ago, a Minneapolis man blew himself up oceans away in Somalia. His death put Minnesota at the heart of a still unfolding multinational counterterrorism probe that has seen 20 Minnesotans indicted on terror-related charges, at least another nine killed in fighting overseas and a handful more arrested and convicted. Others have been charged with fundraising or wiring money to a terror group in Somalia, and one of the men charged is scheduled to go on trial next month -- a first in the case. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Minneapolis last month to reaffirm his office's...
  • Starbucks mermaid sticks to her guns (WA)

    06/11/2011 9:04:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 10 June, 2011 | Mark Knapp
    About a year ago, the Brady Campaign warned that “gun rights” activists were converging on Washington, D.C., seething with threats of right-wing violence. Of course, the Brady Campaign rejected the “bumper sticker logic” of the gun lobby. The gun control group called for a new reality-based discussion of guns and violence. Someone at the Brady Center wrote a book titled “Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy.” The author dissected the superficial appeal of bumper sticker logic (e.g., when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns). While I don’t normally display bumper stickers, I am convinced...
  • Starbucks restroom 'Peeping Tom' arrested (Glendora, CA)

    GLENDORA, Calif. (KABC) -- Glendora Police announced the arrest of a man suspected taking "Peeping Tom" videos at a Starbucks store in the city. William Velasco, 25, was arrested by Glendora Police after two search warrants were served on May 4. Velasco, a San Dimas unemployed student, was arrested on suspicion of placing hidden audio/video recording equipment in the women's restroom of the Starbucks store at 1832 E. Route 66 in Glendora. A Starbucks employee discovered the device and alerted police. Velasco is suspected of installing the device, disguised as a coat-hook, directly across from the toilet in the women's...
  • Cops: Man Hid Camera In Starbucks Bathroom, Filmed 45 Women And Children

    05/18/2011 12:51:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    A California man placed a hidden camera inside a Starbucks bathroom and filmed dozens of unsuspecting women and children, according to police. The camera was disguised as a coat hook and affixed to a wall adjacent to a toilet for two days last month. William Zafra Velasco, 25, was arrested earlier this month by Glendora Police Department officers, who executed search warrants at the San Dimas home of the unemployed student. Detectives examining Velasco’s computers discovered “disturbing video of at least 45 female victims using the restroom, including children,” according to investigators. Velasco, pictured in the above mug shot, was...
  • U.S. suing Starbucks for firing dwarf

    05/18/2011 10:30:13 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 91 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | Jessica Gottesman
    The federal government is suing Starbucks for firing a dwarf. According to Reuters, the barista, at a store in El Paso, TX, requested a stool or small stepladder to do her job. Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day. The company said she could have been a danger to employees and customers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said after three days of training, the store should have made a reasonable accommodation for the woman.
  • Starbucks CEO: Health Care Law to Hurt Small Business

    03/22/2011 9:57:16 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/22/11 | America's Newsroom
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is backpedaling on his support for Obama’s health care law. The coffee giant CEO said in a statement that the way the bill is written under the current guidelines, the pressure on small business because of the mandate is “too great.” Martha MacCallum spoke to Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office and president of the American Action Forum about Schultz’s statement and the impact to small business owners.
  • Starbucks calls for health care that helps, not harms, small businesses

    03/22/2011 9:49:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/22/11 | Caitlin Emma
    Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz asks that the Obama administration reconsider its position on health care reform in an interview published Tuesday by The Seattle Times. The coffee company and barista bigwig, often vocal about wanting health care reform, saw double-digit employee health care cost increases for five consecutive years. “That cost last year was $250 million,” Schultz told The Seattle Times.
  • Starbucks Tip Jars Lawsuit: Family sues coffee giant after tip jar scuffle leads to death

    03/14/2011 12:01:04 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 45 replies
    A Missouri family is suing Starbucks after a patron was killed while trying to prevent a tip jar robbery. Roger Kreutz was ordering coffee from a Crestwood Starbucks on March 3, 2008, when suddenly a 19-year-old thief snatched the barista tip jar from the counter, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Kreutz chased the man, later identified as Aaron Poisson, out of the coffee shop and the two had a physical altercation near the thief's car. Kreutz was thrown to the ground after Poisson, in his rush to escape, hit him with his car, the Dispatch reported. Kreutz later...
  • Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway (Greedy leftists march on MLK Day)

    01/18/2011 7:50:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 1/17/11
    Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway1/17/11 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...