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New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn’t ...

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New logos and New Coke: When corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write “Race Together” on customers’ cups as part of a broader effort, but ...

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Starbucks asks customers to sign petition

NEW YORK — Starbucks, better known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate. The world’s biggest coffee chain said Thursday that it will ask customers and businesses to sign a ...

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Starbucks pleased with ruling on barista tips

ALBANY — A Starbucks Corp. spokeswoman said the coffee house company is pleased New York’s top court has agreed baristas don’t have to share their tips with assistant managers. Spokeswoman JaimeRiley said Starbucks believes customers should be able to directly ...

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Starbucks to open 1,500 more cafes in the US

NEW YORK — Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world’s biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The plan, which would boost the number ...

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Starbucks must pay $14M for unlawful tips policy

Starbucks violated state wage and hour law by allowing shift supervisors to share in its baristas’ tip pools, the 1st Circuit has ruled in affirming a $14 million class award. Starbucks staffs its stores with four categories of employees: store ...

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Starbucks can enforce ‘one button’ dress code

Starbucks didn’t commit an unfair labor practice when it implemented a dress code limiting employees to wearing only one pro-union button on their work uniforms, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in National Labor Relations Board ...

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