ChileLabor — 25 July 2011

Today’s El Mercurio newspaper reports that some of Starbuck’s workers here in Chile have gone on a hunger strike because the company has not given in to their demands after 18 days of strike.  The workers want Starbucks to pay for their lunch and raise their salaries.  (Here in Chile it is common that one’s employer pays for their lunch.)

Starbucks workers here in downtown Santiago were protesting in the streets two weeks ago holding up signs reminding their patrons that a cup of coffee here costs more than a worker with 8  years seniority at Starbucks earns.


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  1. This week the appeals court in Chile fined Starbucks $11 million CLP ($21,648) for engaging in anti-union activity during the recent collective bargaining process.

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