Seattle Times: Starbucks CEO put on the spot about workers’ unpredictable work hours

Seattle Times, 3/23/2016

The email went out early Wednesday, an official-looking message to reporters saying that the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting, long slated for later that morning, was being rescheduled due to “exigent business needs.”

That turned out to be a hoax — but one with a serious message for Starbucks.


The email — complete with hoax website — was sent by Working Washington, a union-backed advocacy group that has been pushing for more consistent scheduling for workers, including those at Starbucks.