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Riley Breakell, a former Starbucks barista, who joined campaigns on Coworker.org.

USA TODAY: Starbucks pauses ‘Happy Hour’ promotions due to crowd concerns amid coronavirus surges

December 15, 2020

“More than 5,400 Starbucks employees signed a petition on Coworker.org asking Starbucks to stop the Happy Hour events and cancel them for the remainder of 2020.”

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QUARTZ: Digital tools are helping employees mobilize the workforce

December 13, 2020
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BUSINESS INSIDER: Starbucks reveals plans for $15 minimum wage across America, following workers’ demands for higher pay

December 10, 2020

“Starbucks workers have been pushing for a $15 minimum wage, with nearly 10,000 people signing a CoWorker.org petition on the topic.”

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THE HILL: Shipt workers organize most targeted protest yet over new pay model

October 15, 2020

“‘The reason why we chose to organize is we believe that it’s time for them to see the actual visual effects of shoppers that are hurting because of the pay structure change,’ Willy Solis, an organizer and shopper in Texas,...

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GIZMODO: Shipt’s ‘Effort-Based’ Model Is Cutting Pay for 40% of Workers, Study Shows

October 15, 2020

“Drew Ambrogi, a senior campaigns strategist at Coworker who worked on the new study, said that pay cuts—even if they’re only impacting fewer than half of all workers—are unacceptable.”

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