Adding insult to injury, in a year that he was trying to characterize as difficult, Mr. Johnson’s salary jumped to a whopping $20.4 million due to his new CEO pay raise.
Young Starbucks Baristas Are Flexing Their Collective Power In Recent Fights To Unionize Across The US
“I do think, right now, this is the canary in the coal mine for the union and for the industry,” a research analyst from MKM Partners warned.
Tactics included “imposing” management brought in to work alongside employees, mandatory union-busting meetings, and “Holocaust” laced talks by former CEO Howard Shultz.
“So much of that story is threaded into what we’ve tried to do at Starbucks is share our blanket,” Schultz said, apparently unaware that his “blanket” is worth over $5 billion.
“There’s rising inequality. People are treated poorly at their workplaces,” said a Starbucks employee. “I don’t think that Starbucks can turn back the tide of organizing.”