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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Why Isn't Starbucks Paying More?


I just read an article about some fast-food employees protesting their pay and wanting a $15.00 an hour minimum wage. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is behind the protests which are primarily aimed at McDonalds and Wal-Mart.

That got me wondering... what about Starbucks? So, I looked it up and this is what I found:
Starbucks didn't announce what the new starting-pay rate will be, or how much baristas and shift supervisors can expect to make. However, according to PayScale's Research Center, baristas at Starbucks typically make between $7.63 and $10.63 per hour, and shift managers take home an average of $9.12 to $13.44.Oct 19, 2014

Noting that starbucks promised to increase wages in January of 2015, I looked further and found that things hadn't changed much.

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Employer=Starbucks_Corporation/Hourly_Rate

So, tell me, why is the SEIU not targeting Starbucks?

4 comments:

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Maybe they favor Starbucks over McDonald's and Wal-Mart?

Douglas said...

Or maybe it's because Starbucks leans left.

Tom Sightings said...

Because they can't afford to buy the coffee there?

Douglas said...

Tom, I can't afford it either.