Retail News

Baristas walk out of a Starbucks over COVID safety concerns

The Buffalo News 01/06/2022

Baristas at the only unionized Starbucks store in the U.S. have staged a temporary walkout after claiming the company was unresponsive to their concerns about staffing and worker safety related to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the area. Michelle Eisen, a barista who has worked 11 years at the store, said that about a third of her fellow employees are currently in self-isolation either because they tested positive for the virus or because they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Starbucks maintains that has systems in place to protect the workers.

MORE ON THIS STORY...

MORE RETAIL NEWS HEADLINES...

Discussions
Check out RetailWire's Engaging Online Discussions Featuring Our Exclusive Braintrust!