Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn what led Starbucks employees in Greater Houston and around the country to stage a walkout. And we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.
Posted on · A supervisor at the Starbucks location in the Texas Medical Center described promotions such as Red Cup Day as "horrible" for employees, saying stores are not adequately staffed and some customers end up being negatively impacted. The location is one of three in the Houston area to join a company-wide movement to unionize.
Posted on · Harrison Martin, a 19-year-old cook at the Papa John's location at 2620 S. Shepherd Dr., was suspended by management two days after filing a petition to form a union with the National Labor Relations Board. DCT Texas, his employer, says he was punished for stealing food and not because of the petition.
Posted on · As part of a nationwide labor movement, the Seattle-based coffeehouse chain has seen more than 275 of its stores unionize since late 2021, according to Starbucks Workers United.
Posted on · In an 11-3 vote, workers at the Starbucks on South Shepherd near West Alabama voted to form a union on Thursday.
Posted on · The Montrose-area location has been without a manager for a month, employees say.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The company responsible for a major chemical fire in 2019 is seeking an operating permit for a Pasadena facility. We learn why the state and the federal government have different opinions on the matter.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rep. Lizzie Fletcher answers questions, how the chemical industry is handling the economic downtown, and comedian Lewis Black on the end of "the end of the universe."
Posted on · The store will be in Washington D.C., and will not only focus on hiring employees fluent in American Sign Language, but also on lighting and design that makes it easier for the deaf to communicate.
Posted on · After decades at the helm of the company that changed the way the world consumes coffee, Schultz will hold the title of chairman emeritus. Pundits say he may be interested in a move to politics.
Posted on · The plan covers Starbucks-operated stores; nearly all of the 7,000 Starbucks-licensed coffee shops are likely to remain open
Posted on · Scientists and leadership trainers says it's nearly impossible to train people out of their biases, but organizations can develop ways of mitigating the effects of it. Often, it involves teamwork.
Posted on · Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said the company will let everyone use its bathrooms, regardless of whether they buy a drink. It comes after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location.
Posted on · The men and their lawyer said the settlement was an effort to make sure something positive came out of the incident
Posted on · Police say the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force will lead the ongoing investigation