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Starbucks Employees

Starbucks may be everywhere, but a lot of work happens behind the scenes that isn’t visible to the average consumer: and the “partners”—what Starbucks calls its employees—say the work isn’t always easy. Thousands of Starbucks employees around the world have used’s resources to call for improvements in their workplaces, and they’ve won remarkable changes. From dress code updates to expanded paid parental leave to access to safe needle disposal in stores to scheduling and wage enhancements, Starbucks baristas have successfully stood together.

In addition to encouraging each other to speak out about the issues important to them, workers at other companies have been inspired by the success of Starbucks baristas and decided to campaign for change in their own workplaces.

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Health and safety at Starbucks: Experts answer barista’s questions

In 2021, is hosting a series of virtual discussions with experts in the field of workplace safety and health to answer questions from Starbucks baristas.


Crowdsourced wage transparency spreadsheets are going ‘viral’. Are you ready to get involved?


When ‘Teamworks’ Isn’t Working, Starbucks Baristas Pay a Price


Here’s what workers are saying about app-based food delivery


Employees are Changing Dress Codes Through Collective Action


Grounds for Change: How Baristas Won Visible Tattoos at Starbucks


Starbucks Announces Changes after Baristas Speak Out


A Starbucks Barista’s Message to the Company about Tuition Assistance


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