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To: Peet’s Coffee CEO Kenneth Keller and JAB Holding Company

Peet’s Coffee Provide Emergency Paid Leave and Meet with Your Workers!

Peet’s Coffee Provide Emergency Paid Leave and Meet with Your Workers!

Peet’s Coffee employees believe that it is irresponsible to customers and employees for our company to require workers, especially imuno-compromised and vulnerable employees, to continue working as coronavirus continues to spread.

We are demanding that in response to the recommendations of health organizations and the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, our workers be given emergency paid leave until the threat of this virus is contained. We are calling on Peet’s Coffee and its parent company, JAB Holding Company, to support us by providing a minimum of 15 days emergency paid leave to those who request it. Without us, Peet’s Coffee could not run.

In addition, we are asking for changes to be made once business is back to normal. Our wages were much too low, our working conditions were difficult, and our benefits were non-existent. We are also demanding that Peet’s Coffee and JAB Holding Company meet with a committee of Peet’s employees to improve our working conditions and our lives!

Finally, we remind you that it is against federal law to retaliate against an employee for making a discrimination or wage-related complaint. This includes discharging, penalizing, disciplining or in any other manner discriminating against workers for this activity. 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3).

Why is this important?

We as workers, especially immuno-compromised and vulnerable workers, are being forced to risk potential exposure to and spread of the Coronavirus while CEO Kenneth Keller can continue working remotely.

We should not have to choose between paying for essential food, rent and medical supplies and compromising social solidarity (a.k.a. social distancing) or exposing ourselves to further risks.

Reasons for signing

  • How shameful that your lowest paid workers are more civic-minded than your whole board. Your greed disgusts me and without us you would have only a ruined and scourged planet to enjoy your wealth in. Also: stop saying we are happy to be at work again on your promos. Or claiming that we are safe, and that you are taking care that the customer is too. Your measures are far too ineffectual to render this true.
  • Peet's should be regularly giving paid sick leave to all employees in general. It is a civic matter to keep the public free of illnesses. No employee should have to jeopardize his health and the general health of all he comes in contact by having to choose between getting paid by working sick or doing the right thing and staying at home and not getting paid.
  • It’s there responsibility to take care of the people that help there business stay in business. They are the faces of peets coffee. And they need to be understanding of what is right.


2020-04-17 16:28:35 -0400

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