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Regulators want Starbucks to address its handling of union advocates

The coffee giant was given a deadline of March 29 to defend its actions against Arizona employees.

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Shareholder group wants Starbucks to change its tune on unions

The letter, from a coalition of pension funds and social investors, cites the increasing popularity of labor groups and comes amid a growing push to unionize more locations.

The longtime former CEO of the Seattle-based coffee giant will replace Johnson as CEO on an interim basis as it looks for a permanent successor.

The coffee giant said it would provide customers with reusable cups, or let them use their own, by 2025. It is also planning electric car charging stations at 15 locations.

Reality Check: Returning CEO Howard Schultz has prided himself on being a champion of working people. Will that make make him more open to collaborating with Starbucks Workers United?

The coffee giant also said it is testing more inclusive design options as it works to improve accessibility to people with disabilities.

Three more units in Buffalo, N.Y., have succeeded in organizing, raising the tally to six stores. Another 132 units have begun their efforts.

KFC owner Yum Brands is also pausing development and assessing its options in the country as restaurants join other businesses in reacting to the invasion of Ukraine.

Baristas at four-unit Good Karma in Philadelphia have filed for permission to hold elections on organizing.

Nearly 70% believe employees deserve an advocate on compensation, safety and scheduling.

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