$9,637 an hour!
That’s how much Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks makes while Starbucks workers get an average of less than $9 an hour! And that’s not all. Asked about a $15/hr minimum wage, Schultz stoked fears about job losses at small businesses who he claimed “would not be able to afford it,” while admitting that Starbucks could pay $15. Ok, Howard, then stop hiding behind small businesses and pay Starbucks workers 15 now!
Schultz opposes a real $15/hr minimum wage and wants to undermine it with something called “total compensation”. But we can’t allow Schultz and big business to count everything from your tips to your bus pass against your wages! We say, “No to total compensation and tip credit! A real $15 minimum wage for all workers!”
Join 15 Now for actions outside a Starbucks near you:
Central District Action – Friday 4/11 @ 5pm at International District Transit Center Starbucks (5th and Jackson) *Join Facebook Event*
Capitol Hill Action – Saturday 4/12 @ noon at Starbucks on Olive Way & Summit Ave
West Seattle Action – Thursday 4/10 @ 5pm at Fauntleroy Starbucks, 6501 California Avenue Southwest
Columbia City and Hillman City Action – Friday 4/11 @ 4-6pm at Rainier and MLK *Join Facebook Event*
Columbia City and Hillman City Action – Saturday, 4/12 @ 10am – 12pm at Rainier and MLK *Join Facebook Event*
Wallingford Action Saturday 4/12 @ 11-1pm at Starbucks at 1801 North 45th Street
Pike Place Flagship Store – Saturday 4/12 @ noon at Pike Place Market flagship Starbucks location, 1st and Pike
NYC / Brooklyn
Saturday 4/12 @ 2pm at Starbucks at 348 Fulton Street, Brooklyn *Join Facebook Event*
Saturday 4/12 @ 3pm at MBTA Park Street Station Starbucks *Join Facebook Event*
Saturday 4/12 @ 11am at 333 Canal St. #2070 *Flyer*
Don’t see an action near you? Organize one today! Use this flyer to help you plan an action (click for PDF version):