Starbucks workers get raises, new dress code and a snack

The changes include pay raises and an updated dress code for its U.S. employees.

The dress code, especially the coffee chain's ban on visible tattoos, had rankled baristas who wanted to show ink.

The news follows a summer that's seen worker grievances directed at Starbucks (SBUX) over the tattoo policy and scheduling.

Starting in the January, Starbucks will give a pay increase to all baristas and shift managers. It did not specify the amount of the increase. The company also expanded its annual review and merit raise program to workers who had hit the top of their pay ranges.

Starbucks will also allow workers one free pastry or other pre-made food item per shift.

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