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McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Starbucks halt business in Russia due to invasion in Ukraine

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Starbucks have joined the list of firms halting business in Russia due to the invasion in Ukraine. McDonald’s said it was temporarily closing its roughly 850 restaurants in Russia, while Starbucks also said its 100 coffee shops would shut. The moves by McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Starbucks come after mounting pressure on companies […]

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Starbucks fires number of workers attempting to organise a union

Starbucks has fired a number of workers leading efforts to organise a union in Tennessee, one of more than 50 such drives it is facing across the US. The coffee chain said the staff had knowingly violated company rules, including by using a store after-hours. Labour organisers said the firm was retaliating in a bid […]

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Starbucks: US workers need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested weekly

Starbucks says it will require its US workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be tested weekly as of February 9, in keeping with a federal mandate as the Omicron variant advances across the country. Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver told the company’s domestic workforce of roughly 220,000 employees that they must disclose their […]

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19-year-old girl receives Starbucks drink with “ISIS” written on it

A 19-year-old woman in Minnesota received her coffee cup with the word “ISIS” written on it. The Muslim woman identified as Aishah said she was wearing a hijab and face mask when she ordered a beverage at a Target store in St. Paul. “ISIS” – an abbreviation for the Islamic State terrorist group. “The moment […]

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Starbucks employee tests positive for coronavirus in Seattle

A Starbucks employee in downtown Seattle tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the store’s closure for a deep cleaning, the company said. In a memo Friday, Starbucks said the worker who tested positive is isolated at home. The store where the patient worked is closed, and the local health department has given it the […]