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Starbucks' Howard Schultz agrees to testify before a Senate committee

Facing a possible subpoena, the CEO accepted a pointed invitation to appear before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which is chaired by Bernie Sanders.


Bernie Sanders moves to subpoena Howard Schultz

The pro-labor senator says he's tired of being ignored by the Starbucks interim CEO and wants an accounting of the chain's response to a unionization drive.

Working Lunch: The CEO is quick to shift responsibility to societal trends. So why is the brand making so many operational changes?

Working Lunch: "I see the fine hand of the anti-tipping lobby at play here," says co-host Joe Kefauver.

Legislation has been introduced to designate restaurant franchisors and franchisees as joint employers of a unit's staff.

Working Lunch: The industry is under attack in the political arena, with battles forming on a host of fronts.

The famously liberal U.S. senator has asked the coffee chain CEO to appear before a Senate committee and answer questions about Starbucks’ handling of an organizing drive.

Sweet & Sour: Critics are blasting the life-saving program as a con job. They apparently prefer to kill the truth instead of germs.

Six have sent a letter to the National Restaurant Association asking for more details about how the group uses proceeds from the food-safety program to fund lobbying.

Working Lunch: Proposals in Massachusetts and Virginia are proof the wage-setting model called for by California's first-of-its-kind law is spreading geographically and across job types.

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