The coffee giant says policy changes will affect about 150,000 employees, most of whom work as baristas or shop managers.
"Every Vienna café, every sausage stand pays more taxes in Austria than a global company. That's true for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies," said Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern.
By pulling a little more compensation out of his employer for himself and his colleagues via a petition, Prater showed that deliberate, collective action still can help working people.
In a letter to employees on Monday, CEO Howard Schultz said the coffee chain will increase base pay for U.S. employees and managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3.
With so much confusion and tradition not based on fact, can we lighten up on Starbucks?
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has asked his U.S. employees to talk with customers about race relations in a campaign the company calls #RaceTogether -- and many of them aren’t thrilled about it.
High-quality coffee, bought "based on its origins, its process, its methods," may be a bit "hipster" and more expensive than the average Starbucks goop, but according to writer Chérmelle Edwards in The Guardian, it may be far better for the environment.
A chemist tried to swap orange juice bottles with containers filled with rubbing alcohol at a coffee shop in San Jose, Calif.; Republicans' insistence on hampering immigration reform thanks to a provision concerning gay immigrants is utter stupidity; meanwhile, people with health insurance are going bankrupt thanks to medical costs, but Obamacare isn't the answer. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The coffee company's chief executive, Howard Schultz, conscripted "countless low wage workers into the austerity army" in asking his Washington, D.C.-area employees to promote the billionaire-backed Fix the Debt campaign by scrawling the words "Come Together" on customers' cups.
A look at the day's political happenings, including the newest member to be sworn in to the U.S. Senate and Barbara Walters' awkward interview with the Obamas.