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NEW YORK TIMES: REI Faces Staff Backlash Over Response to Covid-19 Cases

July 19, 2020

“Before the company’s policy was changed, store workers had created an online petition accusing REI of prioritizing sales above employees and demanding steps like more transparent policies around Covid-19 exposure and hazard pay.”

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BUSINESS INSIDER: Starbucks will become the first national restaurant chain to require all customers to wear masks in stores

July 9, 2020

“The need for a standard mask policy has been a hot topic for Starbucks baristas and leadership in recent weeks. A Coworker.org [petition] calling for a standard policy has more than 1,000 signatures…“

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MIAMI HURRICANE: Coronavirus places UM workers under financial stress, health risk

June 26, 2020

“The petition, which has garnered more than 1,500 signatures so far, states that the university’s culture of belonging should include all community members and urges the university to guarantee paid leave for workers, among other demands.”

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PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: I’m back at work and I don’t feel safe. What can I do?

June 24, 2020

“…[M]any of those being called back are concerned about health, safety, and other conditions on the job, just as essential workers experienced during the most restrictive phases of the city’s lockdown.”

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NBC: As Starbucks locations reopen nationwide, workers question why they should risk their life ‘for a frappuccino’

May 27, 2020

“Some workers have started online petitions on the nonprofit website Coworker.org calling on the company to close stores, require customers to wear masks or continue pay boosts for working through the pandemic that is set to expire at the end...

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