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May 28, 20

Back Starbucks Baristas Losing Hazard Pay: Phone-Blast Now Until Monday

Stand behind Starbucks baristas who are in danger of losing their hazard pay as Starbucks pushes to ‘ReOpen’ stores to the public, putting workers in greater danger of contracting the coronavirus.

This is a call for a phone-zap campaign against Starbucks as they take away hazard pay from workers while they re-open stores back up to the public. Not only will this mean increased work for less money as Starbucks has unrolled a new app, but it will put Starbucks workers at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. 

Background:

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Starbucks offered it’s employees the option of either taking paid time off or continuing to work with a temporary $3 raise. For many Starbucks workers who rely on multiple jobs, this $3 was enough to keep them working while much of the economy shut down. But now, the option to take time off has ended and the temporary $3 raise is set to end on June 1st. As Starbucks prepares to open its doors to the public, they are simultaneously removing compensation for the dangers faced when working during a global pandemic. Not only does this leave workers physically vulnerable to the virus, but with the economy still in shambles, it puts workers in danger of not being able to afford food or housing.

Phone Script:

Hi, my name is (your name here). I’m a concerned member of the community calling on behalf of Starbucks Partners to demand their hazard pay benefits be extended past June 1st. With the risks related to the COVID pandemic, asking partners to continue to work without additional compensation is unfair and cruel and these benefits should be extended at least until the end of the pandemic. Thank you for hearing our concerns. 

Phone Numbers to Call:

  • Customer service line: 1 (800) 782-7282
  • Alternate number: 1-800-23-LATTE

Make Noise On Social Media: 

Sample Message:

Hey @Starbucks, give your workers the pay they deserve! Starbucks partners deserve safety AND fair pay! Extend the Hazard Pay!

Contact these accounts: 

When you’re done, please email [email protected] to let us know how it went so we can determine what to do next! Thanks for the help!

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