- Starbucks workers have filed more complaints with New York City, alleging that the coffee chain violated the Fair Workweek law.
- The allegations come as Starbucks baristas at more than 200 locations nationwide strike during the company’s busy Red Cup promotion.
- Last year, Chipotle paid $20 million to workers to settle Fair Workweek violations and $1 million to the city.
Starbucks workers in New York City have filed 14 more complaints alleging that the coffee giant violated the city’s labor laws.
New York’s Fair Workweek law says that employers have to give their workers regular schedules from week to week, 14 days notice of their scheduled hours and extra pay for shift changes, among other requirements. Starbucks baristas have repeatedly accused the company of running afoul of the law: They have filed nearly 70 complaints with the city related to the law since February.
The allegations come as Starbucks baristas at more than 200 locations nationwide strike Thursday, on the company’s busy Red Cup promotion day. To celebrate the holiday season, Starbucks every year gives away reusable red cups bearing the company’s logo with any purchase.