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To: Starbucks Coffee Company

Raise Starbucks Pay to $15 an Hour

Starbucks has released a statement that its looking to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. We won. Thank you to all baristas and non baristas who signed this campaign.

Raise the starting pay to $15 an hour.

Why is this important?

As the largest coffee chain in the world, Starbucks should treat employees above average -- especially since the company is known for taking care of employees. We are a branded coffee name yet employees pay are comparable to coffee houses a fraction of the size of Starbucks. Starbucks is a multibillion dollar company, but it's been reported that it pays an effective tax rate of zero, yet is still unable to pay livable wages to its employees.

We have been continually working throughout the pandemic, but the pay is not a livable wage starting at $12 an hour. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many new rules/regulations and restraints implemented. We have new work every day, but we're not seeing a return for that work. At my location, for example, we have a great crew, but morale is starting to go down with many employees feeling as if their work is unappreciated. With the morales of employees going down, we are seeing a direct correlation to our customer connection score (the happiness of our customers). Customers are feeling less like they have a 3rd place, and more like they are just getting rushed thru with less smiles because there is so much more going on behind the bar. Employees deserve to feel they can handle their bills and what ever else they need while working full time at any job, but especially a company as large and profitable as Starbucks.


2021-01-31 10:25:57 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2020-12-10 13:35:28 -0500

Petition is successful with 9,920 signatures

2020-12-10 12:08:52 -0500

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson wrote in this letter: "With these investments, more than 30 percent of our U.S. retail partners are currently at or above $15/hour and we continue on our path to ensure all U.S. partners will be making at or above $15/hour within the coming two to three years. And as we always do, we will continue explore what more we can do to provide compensation and benefits in support of our partners."

2020-12-10 12:07:49 -0500

BIG NEWS as reported by Business Insider on Dec. 10, 2020: "Starbucks is aiming for a $15 minimum wage, as the coffee giant makes a major investment in worker pay. CEO Kevin Johnson told The Wall Street Journal that, over the next three years, he wants to raise wages for all US store workers to at least $15 per hour... Starbucks workers have been pushing for a $15 minimum wage, with nearly 10,000 people signing a petition on the topic."

2020-12-10 12:06:20 -0500

In November 2020, Starbucks announced wage increases, but as Business Insider reported while mentioning this petition: "Some employees want more — and, with minimum wage hikes looming, restaurant giants may be forced to pay up... Multiple petitions are circulating online to raise Starbucks' pay, including one demanding $15 starting pay for all employees."

2020-10-26 13:15:47 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-10-19 10:10:45 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-10-19 07:46:55 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-10-14 13:15:03 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-10-14 12:49:00 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-10-14 12:43:10 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-10-14 12:41:35 -0400

10 signatures reached